The world we live in today presents many challenges to our youth. Faced with these many challenges, the high school years become extremely important for a young man in developing the total person. These are the formative years which structure and mold him for a successful future. We at St. Francis will partner with you and help you to develop your son in an academically challenging and religious environment.
Every parent wants their son to be successful, and success is based on making the right choices in life. I hope this view book will help to answer your questions about why St. Francis High School will provide your son the best opportunity to realize his full potential and prepare him for success in life.
St. Francis is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory high school operated by the Conventual Franciscan Friars, a religious order of men who blend the charism of St. Francis with the realities of the modern world.
For almost 90 years, we have been educating young men of various faiths and backgrounds throughout Western New York and around the world. We prepare young men to use their knowledge for the good of society and to see God in all people. We envision graduates who will live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and become leaders who are known by their faith, critical thinking, service to others, integrity, self-discipline, concern for the environment, and an openness to lifelong learning.
Your son will discover and meet success as a student of St. Francis. The information presented in this view book will help you to become familiar with who we are and what we do here at St. Francis High School. I invite you to visit our beautiful 65 acre campus on the shores of Lake Erie. Learn about our extensive academic programs, including Advanced Placement, Honors courses and the Paduan Scholars program. Learn about our Fine Arts program and visit the Mary Schneider Visual Arts Center. See our on-campus athletic facilities, gymnasiums and weight training center. We also have extensive extra-curricular offerings that will provide opportunities beyond the classroom.
I am convinced that once you consider all of the benefits of investing in a St. Francis education, you will feel confident that this is the place for your son, a place where he will receive a well-rounded education grounded in the long standing Franciscan tradition and spirit.
Fr. Michael Sajda, OFM Conv.