While the majority of St. Francis students are Catholic, there are a number of students that are not Catholic. All students are required to take and pass Religion class each year as a graduation requirement. Students are not required to practice religion as part of attendance at St. Francis. They are required to learn about the foundations and practices of Catholicism, Sacred Scripture, Sacraments, and Christian Morality.
Students can qualify for scholarships based upon the results of the entrance exam, their elementary school records, and a scholarship application. Each year St. Francis awards numerous scholarships to talented, hard working students. The top scholarship is valued in excess of $8000.
St. Francis High School has a financial aid program including tuition grants and work-study assistance. Families must apply each year and those that qualify can receive significant help towards meeting their tuition costs.
St. Francis High School evaluates each student individually for admission. We will attempt to meet the needs of students with special needs or learning disabilities to the extent that the accommodations can be made in the context of a traditional classroom setting. Our school does not have a special education program, and all students who enroll must be capable of completing all graduation requirements. Students with special needs or learning disabilities should consult with the Admissions Office and the Guidance Office for direction in the application process.
The success of a student at St. Francis High School is directly related to the effort he puts into his studies. The structure and discipline provided at our school often help students learn the skills necessary for success. Each applicant is evaluated individually to determine whether he will be successful in a college preparatory curriculum at our school.