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
Red Ribbon Week and Spirit Week has been going well. It was exciting to see students out of their uniforms and dressed in their daily themed outfits. We finish out the week with our Halloween celebrations tomorrow. All students may come to school dressed in their costumes. Please do not forget to pay at least a dollar for wearing a costume. All money collected will benefit the Missionary Childhood Association. We will start the day with Mass. Please make sure the costumes are school and Mass appropriate. Students will not be allowed to take any of their accessories for Mass. While we bring a bit of excitement to the campus with all the fun activities, please remember safety is our primary concern and all fun activities will focus on students being safe.
Students have been thinking critically and solving clues as part of the scavenger hunt. Please check with them what the clues were and if they were able to find the golden pumpkin!
Thank you to all the parents who decorated or will decorate the doors for the classroom contest. After Mass students will go around and will vote on the best decorations. Once they cast their class vote, we will tally it and the top winning class will receive a pizza party, second place winner will earn an ice cream treat and the third place winner will receive an honorable mention. All prizes will be delivered sometime next week. Good luck to all!
As we finish out October and step into November, please remember November 1 is All Saints Day and November 2 is All Souls Day. Let us remember to pray to our special saints and for all the loved ones who have gone before us. Please say a special prayer for our country as we go through these difficult times and presidential election.
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.