Why families choose St. Francis Xavier School
Our deep Catholic faith provides a moral foundation from which our students grow and thrive. Academic excellence has been the cornerstone of our school for more than 80 years and has produced some of Lee County’s most respected leaders. St. Francis Xavier graduates earn more than just diplomas. Here, they learn compassion, perseverance and faith while gaining a school family that deeply cares for each other. As a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, we clearly provide the right choice for academics, but our greatest pride is watching our tiny beginners grow into responsible young adults ready for high school and beyond. Visit us to see if our school family is the right fit for your family.
Our Catholic Faith is integrated into our classrooms every day. Our students attend Mass each week, visit our prayer garden and live our Catholic values daily. Our religious education program is cross-curricular and teaches about the beauty and depth of our traditions as well as incorporates relevant practices to help our students grow closer to Christ.
St. Francis Xavier students are taught to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers and as a result, they embrace a lifetime of learning. Although our Diocesan standards are inline with national standards, here, we strive to exceed those standards and provide a higher level of academic challenges. We know enrichment programs are critical to educating the whole child, so we offer arts, music, Spanish, PE and theater.
St. Francis is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, which means our curriculum and programs have been recognized nationally as exceptional. We are accredited through The Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) and were recently recognized for scoring the highest VPK Readiness Rate in Lee County. Our students strive for excellence too and perform very well at community arts competitions and the County science fair. Yearly, several St. Francis Xavier eighth grade students place in the top five overall for Bishop Verot High School.