st. francis xavier school

1-816-232-4911

admissions@sfxstjoe.com

2614 Seneca Street

St. Joseph, MO 64507

@2017 by St. Francis Xavier Church. 

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About us

Saint Francis Xavier School is a Catholic school dedicated to the education and formation of students from all backgrounds. We are proud to be the leader in providing technology to foster student engagement. As students engage with their learning tools and environment they begin to understand how to develop and use their talents in service to God, the church and the world. Teachers use many varied tools and techniques to empower students to become their best. It is common to hear teachers boosting and empowering students by using growth mindset comments and principles.

Students at Saint Francis learn from day one that they are called to live as daring disciples who care for and respect one another. To that end, our teachers are dedicated to the use of best practices in character education, restorative justice, Love and Logic and service learning. Saint Francis is the only school in Saint Joseph to have a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. This group of highly motivated students are dedicated to the NJHS pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Additionally, the Saint Francis Xavier Student Council is very involved in building leaders who are excited to serve their fellow students in living out representative democratic principles. They are also dedicated to help the community through acts of service and charity.

our Staff:
Darin Pollard
Jessica McFarland

Assistant Principal

jmcfarland@sfxstjoe.com

Pam Hoyt

Administrative Assistant

phoyt@sfxstjoe.com

Barbara Werner

School Secretary

bwerner2@sfxstjoe.com

Fr. Joe Miller
Fr. Bill Walters

Senior Priest In Residence

wwalter@sfxstjoe.com

Our ACADEMICs

We are happy to share with you the “Good News” in education. Our teachers and staff share the good news of Christ with their children every day. The good news starts with helping children recognize their God-given talents and celebrating their many abilities. Whether a child is a talented writer, reader, artist or musician, they all have a role to play in our family. We take a holistic approach to education that recognizes that each area of study is important for the formation of children and helping them become the best version of themselves. 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.

 

The results of this approach are in. A higher percentage of our students score as “Proficient” and “Advanced” than students in other Saint Joseph schools. 

As we celebrate 125 years of educating the best of Saint Joseph, our school has been the school of choice for the education and formation of many of the region’s civic and business leaders. They have recognized the importance of an education which is grounded on Gospel values, hard-work and determination. On this site, you will read many parents’ affirmations of a school that empowers their children to achieve in the classroom and provide service beyond the school walls.

our academic programs are enriched with

- Physical Education

- Library

- Art

- Music

- Spanish (Pre-school-Grade 8)

- Title I Reading

- Technology Classes

special features

- Full Accreditation through            Missouri Non-Public   

      School Accrediting     

      Association
- Full Accreditation through

      AdvancEd
- Before and After School 

      Care Program
- Certified Teachers
- Hot Lunch Program
- Home and School     

       Association
- Honor Roll (grades 6-8)
- Interactive Whiteboards in

       all classrooms
- Religious Education Program

       (Includes Liturgical

        Celebrations and Social            Outreach)

our

middle

school

- Pre-Algebra
- Algebra
- Service Recognition-

     Catholics Reaching Out in         Service to Society (CROSS)
- Laptops for 5th-8th grade    

our extracurriculars

creative

- Yearbook

- Students perform singing   

   and choreography at Senior

   Citizens Day luncheon.

- Students perform at a Spring

   play which empowers

   dramatic and comedic

   actors, supporting cast and

   stage crew. 

- Art and music are taught as

  an integral way to educate        the whole child to become

  all that God plans for them. 

Leadership & Community

- Student Council

- Safety Patrol

- Scouts

- Altar Serving

- Learn more about our   

  Community involvement here.

sports

- Basketball

Volleyball

- Track

- Cross Country