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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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Never Forget

On Saturday, we remember that fateful day in 2001! None of the students were born when this tragedy happened , but I bet each one of the adults can remember where we were when we heard the terrible news.


Twenty years later, we are still feeling the heaviness and the anguish we felt on that day. Let us pray for the people who lost lives and the people who survived, but are still healing from the wounds. May God show abundant mercy to all the families affected by that terrible tragedy, our brave first responders, and incredible service people, and volunteers. I am so proud of this incredible country and we will never forget their sacrifices!

As we get into the third week of school, children are getting used to wearing the masks and washing hands, but they are also becoming less a bit careless about doing it properly. Let each one of do our part of following good healthy practices and habits to keep everybody safe. What ever measures we take will also keep us protected during the regular flu and cold season too. Thank you to all the parents who keep their children home if they are sick. I know it is a hardship because it will affect your work schedule, but you are very good about taking care of the children and the teachers and I do appreciate that a lot.

"For I have plans for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

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. 


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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