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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Flourishing and excelling during a crisis!

St. Francis School is open for in-person learning five days a week!

We are in an unprecedented time. Whoever thought the pandemic would last this long! In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic presented several significant challenges, but St. Francis School faculty and staff took this turn in stride and continued doing what we do best, teaching and caring to the best of our ability!


After a few months of virtual learning, on September 1, 2020, St. Francis School opened its doors for in-person learning, at the same time giving families the choice of learning from home if they wished to do so. 


Seventy-two percent of the students returned for in-person learning. We continued the excellent, well rounded educational programs for all students, including faith formation, academic instruction, outdoor activities, and learning support.

I know mitigating all the risks and keeping the school completely protected during a pandemic is not a possibility. St. Francis School has taken all necessary safety precautions and has kept the risks to a minimum. Masks, regular washing hands, social distancing, and plexiglass sneeze guards have mitigated the spread of the virus among staff and students.


We forge ahead with the strong belief that, “With God, All Things Are Possible” and doing everything to keep our community safe, learning, and growing! 


Sincerely in Christ,

Mrs. Joseph


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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. 

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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