Students will be considered for admission to St. Francis School on the basis of academic ability, achievement, conduct, and moral character. In the admissions process, parents make a commitment to uphold the following Christian values and principles which are taught at St. Francis School:

  • Christian love and forgiveness
  • The Christian virtues of honesty, truthfulness, obedience, and respect
  • Non-violent methods for problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Shared responsibility through frequent home-school communication

Families seeking admission should schedule an appointment with St. Francis School. Children seeking admission will be required to take a brief entrance exam to ensure proper grade placement. The examination can be assessed on the same day as the initial appointment or at an agreed upon date.

In addition, the following documents should be brought to the interview:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Shot/immunization records
  • Custody papers if applicable
  • Child’s most recent report card
  • Report cards from previous years
  • Baptismal certificate (Catholic applicants only)
  • Record of IEP if applicable
  • Registration fee

All children who request admission to St. Francis School are considered for admission.

Annual Re-admission Procedure

Students are readmitted to St. Francis School on an annual basis. The annual registration fee must be paid to secure a child’s place in the school. Students being readmitted must have all financial obligations from the prior school year paid in full before they will be readmitted for the coming school year.

  • 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.