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.
Preparing for Summer!
Here we are in the last few days before the end of the 2020-2021 school year. I am finishing out the year with mixed emotions. We started the year thinking it would be a calm and quiet year, but it turned out to be a challenging one. By God's grace, we could complete everything we had to do, and we are finishing strong!
We have two graduations looming in front of us, one for Pre-K and the other for our 8th graders. Two milestones, both important but with slightly different emphasis. We send our 8th-grade graduates off to high School with our eternal love and prayers. I am proud of my preschoolers, who have grown spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically. I hope this growth continues during the summer months.
As we finish the year, I am grateful to my dedicated and hardworking staff, who make our school a place of learning and excellence. My gratitude goes out to our supportive, caring pastor and associate pastors, whose support has been an integral part of the school parish relationship. The parent community has been my rock, and a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your continuous support, trust, and commitment to St. Francis of Assisi School.
The Office will post the supply list and uniform requirements for all grades on School Speak soon. There are no significant changes to the uniform policy. We will send out a flyer for uniform sale dates. This year the students will not be required to do summer assignments, but teachers will give out a list of recommendations to keep their skills up. If you purchase any workbooks for your children, please buy them for the year they just completed. We want to ensure the students keep the skills they have learned so far.
The school office will be open every day until June and resume on August 1. For July, the office hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
To Christ through Mary,
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.