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
January is a busy month for St. Francis School. We are preparing for Catholic Schools Week, our accreditation visit, the Spelling Bee and the Science Fair.
We also celebrated two eighth graders and two seventh graders who exhibit great leadership qualities. Cathedral Catholic High School recognized Jared Carranza and Erynne Mangsat from eighth grade, and Christopher Black and Johnnie Maynard from seventh grade for being great leaders in their classes. Service is a huge component of leadership, and all four of them give their time and effort without any reservations. Congratulation to all four of you!
Next week we will have a Spelling Bee at St. Francis. Students in grades 3-8 compete in their classes, and the top three winners from each grade will compete against each other to decide the school winner. Our school winner will represent St. Francis School at the County Spelling Bee. This month students will also participate in a handwriting competition. Participation in these competitions helps students perform under pressure, which is a skill we hope they acquire at a young age.
Please check out all the details for our Catholic Schools Week celebrations. This is a very special week for St. Francis. Please don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbors to our Open House on Sunday, January 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. I also invite all grandparents and special friends to join us for Grandparents Day celebrations on Friday, January 31.
Keep a look out for more information regarding our accreditation visit, which takes place from Wednesday, February 5, to Friday, February 7. The visiting team recommends an accreditation term for our school.
As we look forward to the next academic year, we are working on the calendar, programs, and a tuition increase. I know there will be a slight increase in tuition rates, and the final decision will be made by the Finance Council. I will keep you posted as soon as the decision is made. Please don’t let tuition be the reason you don’t send your child to St. Francis. Apply for tuition assistance at www.securetads.com. The window is currently open and will close on February 28.
Please keep all Catholic Schools, pastors, administrators, teachers, staff, and students in your prayers.
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.