We maintain a Catholic school environment based on Gospel teaching for our predominately non-Catholic, Christian student body.
Our students learn the Catholic faith in an atmosphere that nurtures and respects the faith life of each child. Every student’s church affiliation is respected and we encourage our students to become active in their home churches. In addition, service projects give the students an opportunity to put social teachings into practice.
Each school day begins with prayer. Daily religious instruction brings the Gospel into the hearts and lives of our students. The Catholic Social Teachings are infused into our curriculum and activities.
Mass is celebrated once per month led by Bishop Roger Gries, OSB. Gospel songs bring life to these uplifting services where the children give praise to God.
St. Francis students learn about and celebrate the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. The celebration of these liturgical seasons draw them a relationship with Jesus, our redeemer and savior. Students will also learn about the saints and to respect Mary as our Mother and model of Christian living.
We are privileged to have a Eucharistic chapel in our school. The chapel is used for school worship services, class prayer services and individual prayer.
Our chapel is open to students, parents, teachers and staff each day, during school hours. It is an oasis of peace, welcoming all who wish to spend time in reflection and prayer. Our chapel is also a place where the students gather for liturgy once a month.
Church in the City
St. Francis students participate in a Church in the City initiative with our partner school, St. Helen’s in Newbury.
Students form a genuine bond with a student from a Catholic school in the countryside. This is done through pen-pal letters, field trips, and both schools combining for Mass.