St. Francis school is open to children of all faiths who wish to benefit from a Catholic education. We accept a maximum of 25 students per class to maintain the small class sizes we feel are ideal for learning and growth. Siblings, parishioners, and Catholics are given priority in that order. Families of all students agree to comply with the programs and policies of the school and actively participate in the activities which support the school in its programs and philosophy.
Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Families seeking assistance will need to apply through
FACTS Tuition Aid
In addition, the parish has made and continues to make a significant financial contribution to our school. Parishioners who regularly attend mass and support the parish with their time, talent and treasure may receive a parish subsidy to help offset their tuition. The pastor is solely responsible for the approval of the Parish Tuition subsidy.
The process for admission of
is as follows:
Kindergarten applications for the upcoming year are available starting mid-January. Applications are reviewed beginning January 29th and begin Kindergarten testing by mid-February and continue through March. Our deadline occurs when the class is filled.
1st through 8th Grades
- 1st through 8th grades are reviewed beginning January 29th and follow similar patterns as Kindergarten-the only exception would be that testing is sometimes omitted by the principal if a child is a Catholic School transfer.
- There is a $20.00 application fee for all new applicant families and a $15.00 testing fee for each child.
To qualify for the Pastor approved Parish subsidy, a family must regularly attend Mass and be active in the life of the Parish.
The Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Portland admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available at all schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.