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what our parents AND ALUMS

are saying

  • “Where we live, the public school is an amazing school with very high test scores. But we are selecting to send our daughter to Saint Francis because of the faith-based curriculum, she loves her peers, and more importantly she loves the teachers."


  •  “There is always constant growth at Saint Francis as a school and parish family community. The school is always working to better itself and that is what is dynamic about St. Francis.”


  • “My child is still in PK but that is one of the things that persuaded me to choose SFX. It also felt like SFX was very focused on the quality of education that children were receiving, and the Sycamore system allow parents to see how their child is doing.”

  • I only chanced to attend St. Francis Xavier School for the last half of 7th grade through my 8th grade year, after my family moved to St. Joseph from Florida.While this may seem too short a time to make a thorough judgment of the school, I would contend that it was just long enough. While I was there, I fell in line with what seems to be the current attitude among school kids at that age, where school is seen as something boring and tedious, with its only upside being the prospect of socializing with friends. 


  • However, deeper in me, although this attitude didn't permit me to acknowledge it, I was fond of SFX, and I think most of my classmates today would probably share similar feelings. More than simply being fond of the school though, hindsight has led me to a much greater appreciation of my brief Catholic education at SFX. Christ was the focal point of the school, in both overt and subtle ways, and there cannot be a more sure foundation. 


  • At the time, I did not realize the slow formation taking place in me due to the nature of being in a clearly Catholic environment day in and day out. You cannot underestimate the value of Christ infused into a child's education, and SFX provided that for me. I would encourage anyone considering to send their children to SFX, to think about the benefits of the truly Catholic education that it would provide.

                           - Andy Mattingly, Alumnus

                            Priest, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph


  • “I work full time and do not get nearly as much time with my child as I would like, but she spends every day all week long with a teacher that seems to care for her and each child as if they were her own family.”


  • “I like the small class sizes. I like knowing the other children, their parent’s and all the teachers.


  • “Major strengths of Saint Francis are the faith based education and the fact that school feels like a family.”

  • 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.

                     - Stephen D. Minnis,

                       St. Francis Graduate and President, Benedictine College


  • We have three daughters who graduated from St. Francis Xavier,  our oldest graduated from SFX in 2004.  She went on to  graduate with a triple major from William Jewell College in 2012. She  teaches special education and is pursuing her masters degree in child development.  My middle daughter graduated SFX in 2005. Went to UMKC nursing school in 2013, is a registered nurse on the Hematology/Oncology floor at Children's Mercy and is pursuing her Nurse Practioner's degree at Creighton.  Our youngest daughter,  SFX class of 2007, graduated in 3 1/2 years from Missouri Western State University and graduated with her MBA from UMKC after traveling to Seoul South Korea and London. The strong foundation from attending St Francis has greatly contributed to their success.

                        - Angela Sanders


  • Teachers at St. Francis taught me that hard work and results in the classroom correlate to success in life.  I continue to use these values that St. Francis taught me on a daily basis; in the workplace, in my social life, and in raising my family. 

                          - Matthew Robertson,

                            Principal; Construction, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


  • “We want our daughter to get the good Catholic education she needs. I went to SFX from Pre-S to eighth grade and want her to experience all the good qualities and education I received.”



  • “I like the small class sizes. I like knowing the other children, their parent’s and ALL the teachers. You offer before and after care which I use.”


  • “We have been very pleased with my daughters’ education in the Early Child care program. That said us continuing to send her to SFX even though I teach in public school. I love the conversations she has with me about God and values.”


  • “We want him to have a well-rounded education from what we feel are the best teachers in the area. We want to see his faith incorporated into his daily activities.”


  • “Major strengths of Saint Francis are the faith based education and the fact that school feels like a family.”


  • “My son was much more prepared for the rigorous high school curriculum after his years of academic formation at Saint Francis. We are deeply indebted to the teachers of SFX for what they have done for him!

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