Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School.

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School is an International Baccalaureate Candidate School.

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

admissions@stfranciselem.org

916-442-5494

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, 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. Please see the TK and Kindergarten Readiness page for further information.

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: November, December, January and February 2020 - Please see the TOUR page to experience a 360 degree tour or to book a tour (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

 

Our journey to St. Francis Elementary was a circuitous one with stops at three different schools by the time our oldest was in third grade. Frankly, our focus has never been on a "traditional" curriculum. Instead, we have been looking for a school that emphasizes- and teaches- toward intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Our girls are academically eager but also goofy and playful and we did not want a school to teach that out of them. We could not have anticipated the Covid-19 issue which struck the world so powerfully but even with this, the teachers and administration did a great job of preparing the kids in a way that did not create fear but instead helped them understand that education, even in the absence of classroom learning, is never about any one person. On the contrary, it's about helping to create a better, kinder, more thoughtful world. We really believe our girls will grow up to be better people than we are because of this St. Francis community", Brady (Kinder & 3rd Grade Parent)

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 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 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, mainoffice@stfranciselem.org 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, mainoffice@stfranciselem.org, 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 meeting you and your family!