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Welcome from the Wolves


 Limited openings for the 2023-24 school year, please contact prior to submitting an application.

Inquiries regarding general tours sign ups are available on our Tours page.  

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School.

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School is an Authorized World International Baccalaureate (IB) School for the Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).

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

admissions@stfranciselem.org

916-442-5494

St. Francis has been amazing for our family!  Our son who is now in 3rd grade matriculated at kindergarten.  It was an easy transition and has loved the school ever since. The teachers and administrators are amazing!  The kids are very close and supportive of each other from TK to 8th grade.   It is a very positive environment.  Even though most commute to the school from different areas we still feel very connected.  It is a community of learning, care, service and support.  We started our daughter in TK this year.  I was nervous with her being only 4 years old.  She adjusted after just one day and loves her classmates.  The school is academically challenging but does not overload the kids with unnecessary work.  The many events and activities provide great socializing opportunities with other families.  The afterschool care is essential for us.  The kids have so much fun. Neither one of my children ever wants to leave early!, Alisha and Tom - April 2023. (Parents of a 3rd grader and TK student)

2nd Grade Nature Walk

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). 

Documentation Required:

In order for your application to be considered complete, payment and the following documentation is required and can be uploaded when completing the online application. If you experience difficulty in completing the upload, please email Admissions@stfranciselem.org:

  • Application

  • Teacher Recommendation 

  • 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) 

  • $50.00 Application Fee (Non-refundable. Paid at conclusion of completing the online application)

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 2024-2025 Applicants 
Below are important dates in the admissions process:

  • Open House : Sunday, January 28, 2024

  • In-Session Tours: Please see the TOUR page to inquire about a tour.

  • Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024. Applications must be submitted through the FACTS system. 

  • Grades 1-8 Screening: Feb. 22, 2024 @ 3:30pm

  • TK Screening: Feb. 22, 2024

  • Kindergarten Screening: Feb. 23, 2024

  • Principal Meet & Greet: During February & March for New Prospective Families (Times & Dates to be individually determined)

  • Current Family Re-Registration: March 2024 

  • Admissions Decisions: Mid April

Our Graduates

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 teacher recommendation, if attending preschool. Students who wish to apply to our Transitional Kindergarten Program, must be 4 years old by September 1st. A preschool teacher 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.

Recess Fun
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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. 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. 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.

Student Council
Recess Fun

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

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