What Makes St. Francis So Special?

Fr. Scott Gratton explains why he thinks St. Francis Xavier School is a beautiful and healthy place.

St. Francis is a place to develop ones goodness.

"Being able to be a part of the Masses on Tuesday mornings whether as a reader, member of the chorus or as an older buddy have become a huge source of pride for our children.  It has started a new family tradition in our home where I drive them to school and then attend their Mass. Being reminded that they are a beloved creation of God, not only at home, but also at school has made a difference in how they view themselves.  To be able to share their religion and faith with others, to be able to pray with their peers, to be able to celebrate Christmas and not just “Winter holidays” has resolved the discrepancy and angst we didn’t even realize they were feeling because they had to tamp down those things in public school.  At St. Francis Xavier they are able to be their authentic selves and that has completely changed their lives for the better."

"Unequivocally, transferring our son and daughter to St. Francis Xavier has been one of the best decisions we have ever made as a family."

"Great school community -
I'm so glad our past priest recommended SFX to us! I couldn't ask for a better place to send my children to school!"

"We couldn’t be more pleased with Saint Francis Xavier School.  Our family has been part of the school and community for 12 years and we feel it is part of our extended family.  It's very important to us that our children have a Catholic education. We are grateful for the parish and school support we have received to ensure that it is possible.  Our daughter is enjoying middle school and adores her teachers."

"Our son is being challenged and encouraged to explore his interests.  Rather than being told to read a book because he is done his work ahead of others, he is given more difficult problems to solve or encouraged to research something of interest to him."

What our parents, teachers and students have to say:

How do we do this?

by developing the whole person through