Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School.
For information regarding potential enrollment, class openings and any other questions, please contact us at:
Please contact Admissions@stfranciselem.org for questions and shadow days (Shadow Days are where a prospective student spends time with the class they may be entering).
In order for your application to be considered complete, please email or mail the following to Admissions@stfranciselem.org:
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. Paid at time of screening. Payment may be cash, check, credit or debit.)
TK & K applicants who attend preschool are asked to submit a teacher recommendation form from their preschool teacher. Please see the TK and Kindergarten Readiness page for further information.
Important Dates for 2021-2022 Applicants
Below are important dates in the admissions process:
Virtual Open House : Sunday, January 31, 2021 (Premiers @11:00am)
Virtual In-Session Tours: November, December, January and February 2021 - Please see the TOUR page to experience a 360 degree tour or to book a tour (Adults Only please).
Application Deadline: February 16, 2021 Applications may be mailed or emailed.
Grades 1-8 Screening: February 18, 2021 (3:30pm)
TK Screening: February 18, 2021 (3 sessions)
Kindergarten Screening: February 19, 2021 (3 sessions)
Principal Meet & Greet: During February & March for New Perspective Families (Times & Dates to be individually determined)
Current Family Re-Registration: March 2021
Admissions Decisions: Mid April
My son is in his fifth year at St. Francis Elementary. He loves going to school, he has loved each teacher, teacher’s aide, and all of the extension staff members. When we drop him off each morning, the Principal, Vice-Principal and other teachers and staff are at the entrances to the school, greeting the families and the kids - by name - each day. As the school navigates the pandemic, communication has been excellent, and the teachers have been so patient with families just trying to keep it all together. The school quickly and carefully pivoted when it was possible to be reopen, and developed and executed an excellent plan to safely bring kids back on campus if the family made that choice. I can’t say enough how fortunate we are to have my son at a school run by an Administration that cares deeply about my son’s academic, social and emotional growth. Our family chose to send him back on campus this fall when we could do so, and we feel confident in his safety because the team at the school has remained consistent and thorough in implementing their COVID plan.
The academics are superb – there are teachers at that school that are at the top of their field, constantly seeking out the best tools and resources to help the students achieve far beyond what a parent might expect their child to be doing at school. There are definitely many in the Sacramento area. We did check into several schools, and when it came down to what felt right for us, it was St. Francis. It’s a well-run organization staffed by wonderful, professional people that have chosen to share their talents with St. Francis students. The spectacular academics, extra-curricular activities, sports and resources were only a part of our decision in selecting St. Francis. In comparing schools we toured during our research, we also felt that St. Francis had clearly hired the warmest and most caring professionals and provided the most nurturing environment for our son. We have never looked back, Karen - December 2020 (Parent of a 3rd Grader)
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 required 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 email of a screening time and a date for a "Meet & Greet" with the principal. For planning purposes, please allow 1 hour for screening.
TK students attend from 8:00am-1:30pm. Kindergarten students attend 8:00am-2:30pm.
1st - 8th Grades
Students applying for 1st – 8th grades will be given a pre-admission assessment. 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 spend time with the principal and have a conversation. Student applicants are encouraged to attend with their parents. Parents will be notified by email of a February or March date and time in which they have been scheduled for a meeting. A determination has been made for in person meetings, however, for those uncomfortable with an in person meeting, a virtual meeting may be scheduled. If you are unable to attend the meeting on the date scheduled, please call or email the Main Office, email@example.com 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 emailed. A determination has been made for in person meetings, however, for those uncomfortable with an in person meeting, a virtual meeting may be scheduled. If you are unable to attend the meeting on the date scheduled, please call or email the Main Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, for alternate dates/times. For planning purposes, please allow 30 minutes for your meeting.
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 meeting you and your family!