President's Office

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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.

List of 2 news stories.

  • January/February 2019

    Thank you and Happy New Year: I would like to thank everyone who sent Christmas greetings and goodies to the school and friary; they were appreciated by all.  As we begin the New Year, we pray for continued peace in our land and the protection of all in a safe environment.  May God continue to share with you and your family His many blessings.
    Fundraiser reminder:  Keep in mind that the Daily Draw Program is one of the major fundraisers of the school.  For more information on Daily Draw, call Mrs. Patricia Kaczmarczyk in Institutional Advancement, extension 423.  We need your help and participation to strengthen our commitment to provide financial assistance to students whose families cannot afford the entire cost of tuition. As a Franciscan school, we are committed to provide a reasonable tuition.   Please give if you are able.

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  • November/December Newsletter

    All Saints and All Souls days are celebrated by Catholics in the month of November when we remember the deceased members of our family and community in a special way.  At this time of the year, it is customary for the friars to offer prayers for all of our deceased alumni, students, parents, relatives, and friends.  We unite ourselves in prayer to those who have passed before us. Anyone who would still like their loved ones remembered can simply send or email the All Souls Remembrance Card which can be found on our website.  All Remembrance Cards will be placed on the altar in the school chapel during November and remembered at the 7:20 a.m. daily Mass.  You are welcome to join us.
    Red Raider Raffle Reminder:   Thank you to all who made this raffle a great success.  We reached all three goals for this fundraising event.  True to our promise, and as a reward for our great success, the first school holiday will be on Wednesday, November 21st, and the second holiday will be Monday, February 4th.  During the months of May and June the official St. Francis Polos can be worn. Again, thank you to all who actively participated in this event.
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