Welcome to St. Francis School of Vista
For Families Who Want to Provide Their Children with the
Finest Opportunity for a Well-Rounded Education
From STEM and Language Arts to Music and Leadership Programs
Setting St. Francis School apart is a faculty and staff committed to rigorous and advanced educational approach with an immersive Catholic community experience. Creativity, innovation, critical thinking and nurturing life skills are paramount in our curriculum as we offer weekly classed in math, STEM, Spanish, language arts, writing workshop, music and art. Students also have the opportunity to participate in drama, journalism, yearbook, student council, choir and academic decathlon after school.
Our Lenten Journey
I hope your Lenten journey is going well. Fasting is an integral part of Lent. What do we fast from?
Most people fast from food because that is the easiest thing to do. We feel greater hunger or thirst when we fast from food and water. It reminds us of our frailty and helps us be more humble. Without humility, our experience of God really can't be unlocked. When we fast and pray, it makes our prayers even more powerful. We must also remember that our fasting should not come out of dieting or pride but out of the love of God. We can also fast from all evil and negative things that bring us down. Let our fast get us closer to God during this Lenten season.
We have two important saint feast days coming up. Tomorrow, we celebrate the Memorial of St. Patrick, and on Sunday, March 19, the feast of St. joseph. St. joseph is the patron saint of workers, and many blessings have been granted to St. Francis School by praying for his intercession. We have a statue of St. Joseph, the worker on our school grounds to honor this humble and righteous saint.
St. Patrick, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Sincerely in Christ,
Elizabeth Joseph, Principal
Fully-Accredited Academic Institution Offering Your Child a Curriculum at the Forefront of Innovation
Progressive Learning Approaches and the Newest Technologies
Our school is accredited through the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) with co-accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). St. Francis School goes through a continuous six-year review cycle that focuses on the academic growth of the institution. Technology integration is second nature at our school, and lessons are integrated with presentation software, online collaboration, digital portfolios and a one-to-one Chromebook program that facilitates collaboration, creativity and learning constructive ways to integrate technology into our 21st Century lives.
Start Early with Our Year-Round Preschool & Kinder Prep
1-12 Teacher/Student Ratio & Flexible Schedules for Working Parents
Through a combination of play-based, sensory, hands-on opportunities and structured activities we concentrate on spiritual, social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. Each of the classes focus on the age-appropriate developmental needs of the children in our care. That focus helps us create a stimulating program that provides hands-on learning centers, individualized attention and encourage each child’s individual growth.