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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)

A Warm Welcome


Dear Prospective Parent, 

Whether your child is just beginning their scholastic adventure or is contemplating a change from their current school, we welcome your interest in St. Francis of Assisi Elementary school.

We realize that the decision of where to entrust the spiritual, academic and emotional growth of your child is of the utmost importance, and we are honored by your consideration.  

Established in 1895, our Catholic faith and traditions define our school, yet children of all faiths are invited to join our school family.  Our caring and conscientious staff appreciates their responsibility in nurturing your child in both character and aptitude. They encourage them in following the Acts of Courtesy and Schoolwide Learning Expectations, which calls our students to be spiritual, academic, respectful, confident and responsible, in all they do. 

Students in our Transitional-Kindergarten through the eighth grade, receive religious curriculum instruction, in addition to experiencing and living Gospel values throughout the day.  Academically, we are committed to maintaining the highest level of excellence in all subjects integrating Acuity testing and Core Curriculum.   Recognizing success is achieved through a significant knowledge of technology, our computer lab allows students access to 40 stationary laptops, 30 mobile laptops and personal chromebooks for students in grades 3, 4, & 5. Mindful that every child learns differently, our teachers make every effort to adapt their teaching methods to accommodate all styles of study.  Students in need of additional assistance may benefit from our full time Resource teacher who can access students, meet with parents and make recommendations.  

In addition to our standard subjects, we offer outstanding enrichment curriculum which includes Performing Arts, Music, Spanish, Italian, PE, Technology and Library.  Some of our extracurricular activities include Academic, Religion and Math Decathlon teams, Diocesan Speech Contest, Student Council, after school clubs, sports, band and dance class.  We also offer a wonderful before and after school Extended Care Program to meet the needs of our working parents, as well as after school Library and Computer Lab.  

Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted beginning January 6, 2014 and will continue to be accepted until February 7, 2014.  Applications may be downloaded from our website, or you may contact the school office to have one mailed to you.  Please save the screening date for February 12th, if you are applying for grades 1-8 or February 28th, if you are applying to our Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten.  Additional information on the application process may be found on the Apply to SFES & Timeline link. 

We hope that you will join us for our annual Open House on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 11am to 12:30pm, so we can show you why St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School is the right choice for your family.   

May you be blessed with the peace of St. Francis of Assisi,Mrs. Cheryl Ramirez




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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