Join us on the St. Francis path
"My brothers, my brothers, God has called me to walk in the way of humility and showed me the way of simplicity ....
St. Francis of Assisi
Advent's expectation and hope bring to mind a question, "What's your hope for your child's high school experience?" If it is academic success, personal confidence, and maturity, then I invite your child to test at St. Francis High School.
The Entrance Exam is Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 a.m. Visit by January 9, 2017 to register. St. Francis High School is a place where minds & spirits thrive and students achieve success. Core, honors, and AP coursework allow students to rise to the next level. And our supportive faculty inspire students to rise even higher.  Join our community at St. Francis, the way high school should be.  
We welcome you on Tuesdays for coffee and a tour of St. Francis High School. Tuesday Tours are from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for parents of prospective freshmen and transfer students. Please call (630) 668-5800 x1120 to reserve your space.  We also encourage your son or daughter to visit St. Francis High School for a Shadow Day.  Please visit to register.  
-Maureen Isphording, Director of Admissions

"I Am St. Francis"
The Alumni Perspective: 5 Questions for
CJ Humes '13 (University of Notre Dame) &
Sarah Huddleston '13 (Creighton University)

How did St. Francis prepare you for your university studies? 
CJ: St. Francis gave me the confidence to be a proactive and inquisitive student. The relationships I formed with teachers at St. Francis molded me into the interactive student I am today. Thanks to the life skills I learned at St. Francis, I have been able to excel in my studies at the University of Notre Dame. My high school experience made me a well-rounded person and student.
Sarah: St. Francis challenged me academically so when I began college, I knew what to study and how to study. I was used to writing term papers, engaging in group work, taking finals, and balancing extracurricular activities with school work. Therefore, the rigorous academic environment of college came more easily to me.
What is one word you would use to describe your feeling toward St. Francis? I am ... 
Sarah: I am grateful to St. Francis!
What is your favorite memory during your time at St. Francis?
CJ: My senior year baseball playoff run, in which we advanced to the state championship.
Sarah: I truly cherished St. Francis all-school masses. I found them to be such special worship experiences and loved that the whole school was gathered in one setting!
What activities/clubs/athletics were you involved in at St. Francis?
CJ: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Math Team, Kairos, Student Ministry Team, National Honor Society, Eucharistic Ministry.
Sarah: In my time at SFHS, I was involved in Student Government, Student Ministry Team, National Honor Society, Girls' Tennis Team, and the Student Ambassador Program.
What do you hope to accomplish after graduating?
CJ: Next year, I hope to spend my gap year abroad in Latin America conducting service. Then, I plan to attend medical school.
Sarah: After I graduate, I hope to participate in a year of post-graduate volunteer work. I then plan to go to graduate school to receive my Master's degree in Social Work and become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I ultimately hope to work with at-risk youth as a school social worker in an urban setting. 
Recently, CJ was named to the Senior Leadership Committee of Notre Dame's Department of Biological Sciences, and Sarah received the honor of Creighton's Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award. 
Visit the following links for additional information: 

CJ in Quito, Ecuador, this past October working with Timmy Global Health serving in their outreach clinics.

Sarah in Peru during a study abroad experience

Only at St. Francis High School
Bus Service & Scholarships Offered for Incoming Freshmen

"Good news of great joy," announced Luke's gospel. We are pleased to remind parents of two great happenings: transportation for St. Francis students and scholarship awards for incoming freshmen.
This fall, St. Francis will offer bus service to and from school. Transportation news will excite families who travel from more than 40 communities to attend St. Francis High School. Buses will transport to central locations in local areas, with routes running as far north as Bartlett and Roselle and as far south as Naperville and Lisle.  There will also be a west route that will run from St. Charles to Batavia.  We also will explore further route options as families express need. Transportation will allow students to arrive at school by 7:25 a.m. (homeroom begins at 7:40 a.m.), then leave school following Activity Period at 3:15 p.m. "We have done a statistical analysis that shows more students are traveling farther distances to get a St. Francis education, and we want to make it easier for students and their families," shares Bob Gorski, Director of Operations.
Additionally, scholarship awards for this year's incoming freshmen will total approximately $540,000, thanks to a host of generous donors. The awards are both merit and need based and typically offer 123 students between $1,000 and $3,500 each year. In order to be eligible, students must take the High School Entrance Exam at St. Francis High School. For more information on scholarships and how to apply, please visit

St. Francis High School welcomes students from the far expanses of the Chicago metropolitan area.


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

December 22 
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

Admissions Video

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

Thanks for reading 


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

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

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)

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 

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 |