St. Francis High School (Wheaton, Illinois)

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St. Francis High School
St. Francis High School
St. Francis High School
Address
2130 West Roosevelt Road

,
60187

United States
Coordinates41°51′24″N 88°8′26″W / 41.85667°N 88.14056°W / 41.85667; -88.14056Coordinates: 41°51′24″N 88°8′26″W / 41.85667°N 88.14056°W / 41.85667; -88.14056
Information
TypePrivate college-preparatory, coeducational
MottoA Community in which Minds and Spirits Thrive
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1957 (1957)
OversightDiocese of Joliet
CEEB code144-383
NCES School ID00346785[1]
PresidentDr. Betsy V. Ackerson
PrincipalRaeann Huhn
Staff47.4 (on a FTE basis)
Grades912
Enrollment731 (2018)
Student to teacher ratio15.4
Campus typesuburban
Color(s)Royal Blue and White   
Athletics conferenceMetro Suburban Conference
Team nameSpartans
AccreditationAdvancED
PublicationFocus
NewspaperSpartan Weekly
Tuition$11,500 (2016-2017) [1]
Websitewww.sfhscollegeprep.org
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St. Francis High School, also known as St. Francis or SFHS among its students and faculty, is a co-educational, Roman Catholic college-preparatory school, located in Wheaton, Illinois and was founded in 1957, by the Christian Brothers, Franciscan Sisters, and Ladies of Loretto (Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary). It is currently operated by an independent Board of Directors. St. Francis strives to prepare its students for college, and thus sets high academic standards. The school has an enrollment of 731 students, as of 2018.

Curriculum highlights[edit]

  • Full year and semester course offerings: 117
  • Honors courses: 34
  • Advanced Placement courses: 15
  • 16% of last years’ students scored 5
  • Mobile Learning Initiative: All students use the Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Interactive Projectors in 70% of our classrooms
  • Trips to France and Spain
  • Chinese Language Courses

Pastoral ministry[edit]

Pastoral Ministry at St. Francis High School is inspired by the ideals and words of our patron, St. Francis of Assisi, “for it is in giving that we receive” and seeks to foster the personal and spiritual growth of each person in the school community. It is a ministry to, for, by, and with young people, as well as the entire community —faculty, staff, parents, families and alumni. St. Francis High School shares the vision to live every day in the presence of Jesus Christ. Being a Roman Catholic School it is very keen in the school's attempt to provide understanding for their religious community.

Pastoral Ministry provides opportunities for prayer and worship, retreats, justice and service, ministry leadership formation, pastoral care, and community building.

Co-curricular highlights[edit]

More than 30 special interest clubs and activities

  • 12 female and 12 male multi-level sports programs.
  • Full schedule of performing and visual arts including theatre, art, instrumental and vocal music
  • Sixth Place Division 2A State Math Team
  • First Place DuPage County and Third Place Overall for the Evergreen Club in the Northeastern Illinois Envirothon
  • IHSA State Series Achievements 2014-2015: First Place Girls’ Volleyball, Football Semi-Finals, Third Place Baseball, Girls’ Soccer Regional Championship
  • 12 State Championships in Girls’ Volleyball
  • 2008 State 5A Championship in Football
  • 2012 State Championship in Girls’ Soccer
  • Past regional and sectional IHSA championships in Boys' Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Boys’ Basketball, Boys’ Soccer, Football, Track, Dance, Cheer, Math Team, Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball, and Boys' and Girls' Golf
  • 63% of students participate in the performing arts
  • 65% of students participate in the athletic programs
  • 98% of students participate in co-curricular activities
  • Member of the Metro Suburban Conference (MSC) and the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (GCAC)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for ST FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved Aug 7, 2020.
  2. ^ Sheridan, Danny (19 January 2010), "St. Francis", Chicago Sun-Times, archived from the original on January 23, 2010, retrieved 20 January 2010
  3. ^ http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110425/sports/704259800/

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