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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School.

For information regarding potential enrollment, class openings and any other questions, please contact us at:


Now Accepting 2020-2021 Applications!

In Session General tours from end of November through to Middle of February are now available. These tours are for adults only. General in session tours are appropriate for families interested in all grades. Please RSVP through the following link, if you plan to attend. For families specifically interested in TK & K, see the sneak peek for more in depth tours.  
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Sneak Peeks - three dates only - Friday, December 6 2019, Friday, January 10 2020 and Friday, February 7 2020. Interested in TK and Kinder? Come and get a focused look at these two grades and have a chance to ask the teachers questions.  Please RSVP through the following link, if you plan to attend.
Please contact for questions and shadow days  (for student transfers, Shadow Days in which a perspective student spends time with the class they may be entering can be scheduled).
Documentation Needed

In order for your application to be considered complete, please return the following:

  • Application
  • Teacher Recommendation Form (required for all student applicants TK - 8th grade, mailed or emailed separately by the teacher to our school)
  • Copy of recent report card for students entering grades 1 - 8
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Immunization Record
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate (and any other Sacrament certificates if applicable)
  • $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable)
TK & K applicants who attend preschool are asked to submit a Teacher Recommendation Form from their preschool teacher.

Important Dates for 2020-2021 Applicants
Below are important dates in the admissions process:

  • Open House : Sunday, January 26, 2020 (11:00am - 12:30pm) Pancake Breakfast 8:00am - 11:30am. All are welcome!
  • In-Session Tours: December, January and February 2020 - PLEASE RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND (Adults Only please).
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2020 Applications may be mailed or dropped off at the school. If dropping off application, please note : School will be closed Feb. 17th for Presidents Day.
  • Grades 1-8 Screening: February 20 2020 (3:30pm) 
  • TK Screening: February 20, 2020 (9:00am - 10:30am)
  • Kindergarten Screening: February 21, 2020 (9:00am - 10:30am)
  • Principal Meet & Greet: During February & March for New Perspective Families (Times & Dates to be individually determined)
  • Current Family Re-Registration: March 2020
  • Admissions Decisions: End of March 2020

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
If your child is applying for Kindergarten, they must be 5 years old by September 1st and have a pre-school recommendation, if attending. Students who wish to apply to our Transitional Kindergarten Program, must be 4 years old by September 1st. A preschool recommendation is encouraged if they have attended. All potential kindergarteners and transitional kindergarteners will be screened for readiness. Applications must be on file prior to the screening. Applicants will be notified by mail of a screening time and a date for a "Meet & Greet" with the principal, following the application deadline. For planning purposes, please allow 1 hour for screening.

TK students attend from 8am-1:30pm. Kindergarten students attend 8am-2:30pm.

1st - 8th Grades
We will give assessments for students applying for 1st – 8th grades. An application must be on file prior to the assessment. For planning purposes, please allow approximately 1 hour for the assessment.

"Meet & Greet" for all Student Applicants
This component of the application process is a chance for parents and their child to sit down and chat with the principal. Student applicants are encouraged to attend with their parents. Parents will be notified by mail of a date and time in which they have been scheduled for a meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on the date scheduled, please call or email the Main Office, for alternate dates/times.  For planning purposes, please allow 30 minutes for your meeting.

 "Meet & Greet" for Student Applicants in Grades 6th, 7th or 8th 
 Student applicants entering grades 6th, 7th or 8th are asked to attend the "Meet & Greet" with their parents. In addition to chatting with the principal, the student's prospective teacher will be present. A scheduled date and time for a "Meet & Greet" will be mailed. If you are unable to attend the meeting on the date scheduled, please call or email the Main Office,, for alternate dates/times. For planning purposes, please allow 30 minutes for your meeting. 
Enrollment Priority
St. Francis Elementary School welcomes students of all faiths. Enrollment priority is given to siblings of current students and registered parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Thank you, again, for your interest in our school community. We look forward to working with you and your family!

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary
2500 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
School: (916) 442-5494 , Fax: (916) 442-1390 
St. Francis of Assisi Parish  
1066 26th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 
Office: (916) 443-8084 , Fax: (916) 443-7356
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