Why do so many choose St. Francis Xavier?
Since 1938, St. Frances Xavier Catholic School has stood as the gold standard for academic excellence that incorporates the Catholic faith in everything we do. Under the leadership of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, our schools’ values, traditions and mission have always centered on Christ.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York beginning with four sisters who accepted this ministry in 1938. At that time we had four teachers and 68 students. The school was enlarged in 1943 and 1954 and by 1974 we had 11 teachers and 280 students. A major expansion occurred in 1980 when we doubled the classrooms to what we have today of two classes per grade level and in 1995, the Annette Unger Multi-Media and Library Center was opened. In 1998 the Father Thomas Anglim Gymnasium was completed. The academic excellence of St Francis Xavier Catholic school was nationally recognized in 1998-99 as a “Blue Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education. Every seven years the school is reaccredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. Now, St. Francis Xavier Catholic school employs 38 teachers and serves 490 students Just recently, we reimagined our Library Center into our Learning Commons to better reflect the learning opportunities of today’s students. We are completely refurbishing our courtyard and have upgraded our early learning center and science labs. We’ve also established a Performing Arts Center for students to showcase their natural talents. As a result of Hurricane Irma, we’ve also installed a brand new roof!