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our mission statement

The Mission of St. Francis Xavier School is to partner with families to provide children with a strong foundation in academics and faith, based on Catholic principles.

St. Francis,

more than a school!

Student learning in class

St. Francis Xavier School has been the choice of thousands of parents in St. Joseph since 1890. Parents have chosen St. Francis over other options because they recognize the need to celebrate the God-given talents of their child. Whether a child is a talented writer, reader, actor, artist or musician, they all have a role to play in our family. In these times where test scores seem to drive instruction and curriculum, we understand that each child is more than a number. We do not tie all of our activities into increasing test scores in English and/or Math, but believe a holistic approach empowers students to do well in those and many other areas.

You have many CHOICES when it comes to the education of your child, we hope you choose St. Francis!


Principal Pollard


"Catholic schools not only provide the academic rigor to discover the “how” of something, but also the freedom to discuss the “why” of something, and that has been a valuable tool in my quest to discover truth." 

- Steven Minnis, St. Francis Graduate and President, Benedictine College


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