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.
Letter from the Principal
Our Jog-a-Thon was a huge success. Thank you to Coach Freitas for organizing the events for the day. Thank you to all the vendors, PTG, and all the parents who came out to help. We couldn’t have done it without your help. The weather was perfect, the DJ was phenomenal, the activity rotations flowed very smoothly, and everybody had a fantastic time. Congratulation to all the individual winners. We will tally all the details and announce the class winners soon. This is one of our major fundraisers, and I thank all the families who have sponsored or donated to the Jog-a-Thon. If you haven’t yet, you still have time to do it. I truly appreciate your generosity.
Please don’t forget to register your child as soon as possible. Our spots are filling up quickly, and the registration fees are going up, too. Please remember our registration fees pay for textbooks, student insurance, security, classroom supplies, standardized testing fees, Diocesan student fees, technology -- both hardware and software, and our student information system School Speak. The registration barely covers all these needs. Thank you to all the families who registered already for the 2020-2021 school year. Please remember the drawing for free registration ends on Friday, February 28. If you are applying for tuition assistance, please don’t delay and get your application in before Friday, February 28.
Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and we start the holy season of Lent. Lent is a special time for prayer and conversion. We get a second chance to start fresh again. Matthew Kelly says that to have the best Lent ever, we must schedule a time everyday to pray. Otherwise our day gets filled with other stuff, and prayer gets pushed to the side. Let’s make this the best Lent ever. Please remember the school will be attending the 8:00 am Mass, and all children should be in their full Mass uniforms.
Sincerely in Christ,
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.