St. Francis School provides a 21st century learning environment for all students.  Technology enriches both teaching and learning.  Both students and teachers have access to hardware and software that makes interactive and productive learning a daily experience. 

As a 1-1 school, St. Francis provides devices for each student during the day for instruction, including the following:

  • Grades K-2 have iPads for each student
  • Grades 3-6 have Chromebooks for each student
  • Grades 7-8 have Macbooks for each student

In addition, the school provides:

  • A state of the art wireless network throughout the entire school
  • Activeboards in each classroom for instruction and presentations
  • iBooks available for classroom use
  • iPads for primary grade use
  • Scanners, digital cameras, and printers available throughout the school
  • Elmo projection cameras in all classrooms
  • Software such as MS Word, MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, Inspiration, Kidspiration
  • BrainPOP interactive learning modules
  • A computer lab with 25 desktop computers.

St. Francis School is a Google Apps for Education School. Each child is given a Google sign-in and an in-house email account. On occasions, lessons are presented or completed using Google Slides and Google Docs.

All classes are scheduled to work in the computer lab once a week with instruction provided by our computer teacher.  The Diocese of Cleveland Technology Curriculum Guide for grades K-8 guides the instruction.

Internet safety and acceptable use of technology is taught in all grades. 

For more information on internet safety, please review our Internet Safety for Parents document.

  • My name is Rhonda Fellows and I graduated from St. Francis in 1994. After St. Francis, I attended Beaumont high school and then Wittenberg University where I was a Religion major and an Urban Studies minor. One of the major things I learned at St. Francis was a love for people. I developed very meaningful relationships with the students and staff. These relationships and love for people grew in to a desire to serve others which led to me to tutor teens in college. I went on to work in a Christian non-profit and have been serving in non-profit organizations for the past 13 years. I currently live in Minneapolis, MN where I am a recruiter for YouthWorks, a summer teen and family missions organization.

    Rhonda Fellows - St. Francis Class of 1994

  • Hello my name is Detective T.J. Powell, I'm currently assigned to the Cleveland Police Gang Impact Unit. I'm a 1998 graduate of St. Francis school. During my years at St. Francis I was taught discipline, morals and values, along with the value of education and hard work. I used what I learned at St. Francis to successfully attend the well-known, all-boys college preparatory high school, Benedictine high school, in which I graduated in 2002 .While at St. Francis I was an honor student and worked hard to help maintain the good reputation that this school still has today. Now at the age of 31 yrs. old, I'm married and have two children that also attend this fabulous establishment.

    T.J. Powell - St. Francis Class of 1998

  • St. Francis was the center of our family's faith and formative life for many years. There is no question that the foundation provided by St. Francis School and the wonderful Sisters of Notre Dame continues to play a role in my own life and career, which has now spanned more than 40 years as a journalist and as an active participant in the life of our community. Every moment at St. Francis School is looked back on with fondness and deep appreciation.

    Dick Russ - Vice President, North Coast Community Homes; Former News Anchor & Reporter, WJW TV (Fox 8), WKYC TV (Channel 3), WAKR TV (TV 23 Akron); Co-Founder, Cleveland Catholic Radio AM 1260 The Rock; Co-Founder, Eastern Christian Media an EWTN TV Production Partner.