Join us on the St. Francis path
"Give me, Lord, a correct faith, a certain hope, a perfect charity sense, and knowledge, so that I may carry out Your holy and true command.
St. Francis of Assisi
Welcome
We wish you an Advent filled with peace, love, faith, hope, light and joy, in the tradition of St. Francis.
 
The Entrance Exam is Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 a.m. I invite you to test at SFHS & join our impressive community, where minds & spirits thrive and students achieve success. We welcome students based on a variety of factors such as academic ability and the potential to contribute to our community life. Core, honors, and AP coursework allow students to rise to the next level of academic success. And our supportive faculty inspire students to rise even higher. Join our community at St. Francis, and experience the way high school should be. Visit www.sfhscollegeprep.org/entranceexam by January 9 to register for the Entrance Exam.
 
Join us for our Christmas Coffee on Wednesday, December 7 at 9:00 a.m. This is an informational event for prospective parents. The Admissions Team also encourages your son or daughter to visit St. Francis High School for a Shadow Day, taking place on select days this fall through spring.  Please visit www.sfhscollegeprep.org/shadow to register. Additionally, Tuesday Tours continue on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for parents of prospective freshmen and transfer students. Please join me for coffee and a tour of St. Francis High School. Call (630) 668-5800, x1120 to reserve your space.  

   
-Maureen Isphording, Director of Admissions

 
"I Am St. Francis"
The Freshman Perspective: 5 Questions for Anna Carragher & Nick Atkins

 
What grade school did you attend?
Anna: St. Raphael, Naperville.
Nick: Eastview Middle School, Bartlett.
What activities have you joined this year?
Anna: Basketball, Theater, Tennis, Class Representative for Student Government.
Nick: Freshman President for Student Government, Band (trumpet), Volleyball, Math Team.
What is your favorite class?
Anna: Algebra. I'm good at it, and Ms. Swanson is a great teacher. She speaks our language, she knows what we understand and don't understand, takes time to explain. She is very welcoming.
Nick: Religion (God's Revelation). It's a great class, and Ms. Stiefel is a great teacher. 
How has the transition been from grade school to high school?
Anna: Crazy at first, but the older students help you out.  For example, in homeroom, three seniors come in with announcements about where to go and how to get in the swing of things. It may seem overwhelming, but then everything becomes more relaxed. [Note: Upperclassmen from Spartan Life Leadership Team are assigned to freshman homerooms to help students acclimate.]
Nick: Pretty smooth. I knew a lot more people than I thought I would. I met a lot of other kids through classes and football games and activities.
What's the best thing about SFHS?
Anna: Community. You have no idea how much everyone cares and loves each other as one community. It's a blast, and I enjoy coming here every day!
Nick: I love the community. It's extremely welcoming.





Only at St. Francis High School
Activity Period Helps Students Engage, Belong, Succeed

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom," believed Aristotle. St. Francis High School encourages self-discovery and self-advocacy, providing occasion for both each day with a brilliant 45-minute window called "Activity Period." Scheduled after school from 2:30 to 3:10 p.m., Activity Period is an optional time for students to attend club meetings, meet a teacher or student tutor, make up missed tests or labs, and even study before practices begin at 3:15 p.m.
 
Simply put, because clubs meet before practice for sports, band, or the arts, students can do both. "We want to encourage students to be outside of the box," explains Kate Michel '92 Kowalski, Co-Director of Activities.  "So many of our students are involved in sports and the arts, that they normally wouldn't have time to participate in clubs and activities.  98% of students are involved because we give them that time."
 
Activity Period also allows students a daily opportunity to communicate with a teacher and schedule missed tests or extra help. It allows students to problem solve, reach out to others, or take a breath between their school day and after-school responsibilities. "Activity Period helps you unwind," according to Nick Koenigsman, '18, who is able to participate in Ping Pong Club, Smash Club, and Bass Fishing Club in addition to SFHS Baseball. "I started participating in activities freshman year because I wanted to meet new people and I thought it would be fun," Nick explains. "The coaches understand the importance of Activity Period and give us time to do the activities before practice starts at 3:15."

 

Students participate in Ping Pong Club
November 2016

 
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Every Tuesday
Tuesday Tours for prospective parents with coffee and tour of SFHS 
9:00-10:00 a.m.

 
December 6 

December 7
9:00 a.m.

December 22 
Varsity game begins at 7:00 p.m.

December 25
Merry Christmas from St. Francis High School

January 14, 2017
Last day to register is January 9, 2017

January 20, 2017
Band Junior High Night

 
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Admissions Video


 
Feast of St. Francis
We hope you enjoy our talented choir singing the prayer of St. Francis




Thanks for reading 

 
Maureen
Isphording

Director of Admissions
Contact me at misphording@ sfhscollegeprep.org or (630) 668 5800x1120
 
St. Francis High School Fast Facts

COLLEGE PREPARATORY: 
Enrollment: 750
CLASS OF 2016-
100% of graduates were accepted to colleges or universities
Earned $33 million in college scholarships

ACADEMIC
79% of faculty have advanced degrees
Class of 2016 average ACT score = 27
Top 50% = 31
117 Full year and semester course offerings
31 Honors courses
13 Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses (81% of last year's students scored 3 or better)

CO-CURRICULAR: ACTIVITIES & ATHLETICS
98% student participation in at least one activity
24 sports programs: 12 boy and 12 girl
9th Place Division 2A State Math Team
63% of students participate in the performing arts
65% of students participate in the athletic programs 

PASTORAL MINISTRY
Provides opportunity for prayer and worship, retreats, justice and service, ministry leadership formation, pastoral care, and community building



 

St. Francis High School, 2130 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone (630)668-5800 | Fax (630) 668-5893 | www.sfhscollegeprep.org