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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. 

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Thank you for a wonderful week!!!

This week we celebrate Ash Wednesday, the start of the liturgical season of Lent. I found this excellent description of Why Ashes on USCCB.

 

"For centuries, Catholic Christians have marked the beginning of the season of Lent by receiving ash on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. This tradition has its roots in the Old Testament, where wearing ashes was a common sign of repentance for sins and a sign of one's humility before God.

 

Since Lent is a season of penitential renewal through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, it's appropriate that this ancient sign marks the beginning of the season. The ashes are usually made by burning the palm fronds from the previous year's Palm Sunday. This symbolically connects the beginning of Lent with its end, connecting our change of heart with Christ's passion, death, and resurrection.

 

The Gospel for Ash Wednesday is a reminder that the real purpose of the season of Lent isn't to make public demonstrations of piety—even the wearing of ashes—but to seek the conversion of heart." Fr. Larry Rice

 

Let's make this Lent truly meaningful by living a simple life. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries but also to have a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ's will more faithfully.

 

Sincerely in Christ,

Elizabeth Joseph, Principal

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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. 

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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.

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