Saint Francis School

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Saint Francis School
Group, Saint Francis School, 1899, photograph by Brother Bertram.jpg
2707 Pamoa Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
United States
Coordinates 21°18′17″N 157°48′48″W / 21.304778°N 157.813400°W / 21.304778; -157.813400Coordinates: 21°18′17″N 157°48′48″W / 21.304778°N 157.813400°W / 21.304778; -157.813400
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Quality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy.
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic Church (Franciscan
Patron saint(s) Saint Francis of Assisi
Established 1924
Founder Sisters of Saint Francis
Head of school Sister Joan of Arc Souza
Grades PK–12
Enrollment 1000
Average class size 75
Campus Manoa, Hawaii
Color(s) Carolina Blue & White         
Sports ILH
Mascot Saints
Team name Saints

Damien Memorial School (football)

University Lab School (non-football)
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges;[1] Western Catholic Education Association; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
Newspaper Ke 'Alakai
Yearbook The Troubadour
Tuition $10,000/year
Athletic Directors (Coach) Duane Eldredge and (Coach) Chad Konishi

Saint Francis School is a private Roman Catholic school located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was founded in 1924 and 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 Neumann Communities in answer to the call for aid of victims of this disease by King David Kalākaua.[2]

In the fall of 2006, the school announced that it will be a co-ed school. The school became fully co-ed in school year 2012-2013.

Alma Mater[edit]

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.

With grace and intellect faith hope and self-respect blessed by the fathers most bountiful hand. Boldly we make our start shaping both mind and hearts at Saint Francis School.

Make me a channel of God's everlasting love filled with the spirit of light and of truth. And may we always be ONE FAITHFUL FAMILY at Saint Francis School.


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Saint Francis school turns 80". Honolulu Advertiser. August 7, 2004. Retrieved December 26, 2014.