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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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Ready for Back to School!

Enjoy the few days of vacation before we jump into the din and bustle of the school year. There have been a few personnel changes this year. We have a new Kindergarten teacher. Her name is Mrs. Evelyn Varela, and she comes to us with several years of experience in early childhood.


Ms. Brenda Lopez will be the new addition to preschool. She has experience teaching preschool and also working with little ones. She will start in the Pre-K class and, in October, move as the lead teacher for Loaves and Fishes class.


Mrs. Julie Madden will join our outstanding team to help with learning support. She is a mother of four and has experience teaching P.E. and fitness classes. She will support teachers in grades 2-5 in English language arts and Math. She will be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


I am excited to welcome all the new members to our St. Francis family. They will make our teaching team even more rigorous and robust. I am also excited that all the new staff members are rooted in the Catholic faith and will be excellent role models for our children.


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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