Saint Francis School
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2007)|
|Saint Francis School|
Quality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy.
|2707 Pamoa Road
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822
|Religious affiliation(s)||Catholic Church (Franciscan|
|Patron saint(s)||Saint Francis of Assisi|
|Founder||Sisters of Saint Francis|
|Asst. Principal||Mrs. Cleo Eubanks|
|Head of school||Sister Joan of Arc Souza|
|Average class size||75|
|Color(s)||Carolina Blue & White|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges; Western Catholic Education Association; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools|
|Athletic Director||Coach Sol Batoon|
Saint Francis School, a private Catholic school founded in 1924, provides a college preparatory program. With an enrollment limited to just over 500 in grades PK through 12, Saint Francis School offers an education based on academic promise and does not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion or socioeconomic status. Students from all over Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Asia and around the world reap the benefits of our academically sound curriculum which develops the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
The school started at Saint Francis Convent in 1924 to educate young women who joined the Franciscan Sisters. It was founded in memory of Mother Marianne Cope, who came to Hawai‘i in 1883 with six other Franciscan Sisters of the [Sisters of the Neumann Communities] in answer to the call for aid of victims of this disease by King David Kalākaua.  In the fall of 2006, the school announced that it will be a co-ed school; St Francis School will be fully co-ed in school-year 2012-2013.
"Here in this golden place faces of every race come to discover the world at our door
Charting our destiny in the serenity of Saint Francis School
Make me a channel of God's ever lasting love filled with the spirit of light and of truth
And may we always be one faithful family called Saint Francis School."
Notes and references
- WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-08-04.