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St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School

An Educational Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Providing Quality Catholic Educational Services to Sacramento, California
Since 1895


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2500 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Tel: (916) 442-5494
Extension: (916) 443-0388

 We are dually accredited by:

WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)
WCEA (Western Catholic Educational Association)


Catholic School Advisory Commission (CSAC)

Vision Statement

The CSAC aspires to become a credible and effective forum for an engaged school and parish community working collaboratively to achieve excellence at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School.

Mission Statement

Guided by Franciscan values, the CSAC advises the pastor and school principal of opportunities and goals regarding:

  • Planning
  • Policy development
  • Finances
  • Facilities management
  • Marketing and development.

These opportunities and goals strengthen the faith formation, educational programs, and environment for students, and in fulfillment of this mission, the SAC will reinforce the partnership which exists between the parents, school, and parish.

Guiding Principles:

  • CSAC will keep the academic and spiritual welfare of the students uppermost in decisions and endeavors.

  • Advice and recommendations will be deliberated fairly, thoroughly and enthusiastically, and foster an environment of trust.

  • The conduct, activities, and communication with the CSAC will be collaborative, inclusive, open, welcoming, and transparent for parents, faculty, staff, and the parish.

  • Issues, concerns, and matters before the CSAC will be handled effectively and timely, and will receive appropriate follow-through to ensure resolution is achieved.

  • The CSAC members will act and represent themselves professionally and hold confidential matters that are sensitive.

  • Commissioners will strive to be leaders in the school and parish community and model positively the CSAC mission, Franciscan values, and the tenets of the Catholic faith.

  • Proceedings will be conducted enthusiastically and foster a spirit of faith, camaraderie, community, and fun.

By Laws


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School is dedicated to living the Gospel values. Our Franciscan, academically challenging curriculum teaches and supports students in becoming contributing members of their communities.


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, an educational ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, strives to create a Franciscan environment which serves the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical needs of our students. Understanding that parents are the primary educators of their children, the staff’s vocation is to inspire and facilitate learning. Together, we instill Catholic Christian values and traditions in our children.

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

A St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School Student is:


  • demonstrates Gospel values
  • actively participates in prayer celebrations
  • understands the Catholic faith
  • shows a love of God, others, and self


  • actively solves problems and thinks critically
  • makes progress through the diocesan standards
  • develops and shares knowledge and talents
  • demonstrates a curiosity and respect for learning


  • appreciates diversity and the uniqueness of others
  • practices good citizenship
  • lives the “Acts of Courtesy”
  • cares for God’s creations


  • practices self-discipline
  • makes Christ-like decisions
  • owns his/her choices
  • is trustworthy


  • recognizes self-worth
  • leads and cooperates
  • embraces challenges
  • always perseveres

The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is doubt, faith;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled,
As to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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