The following testimonials were recently communicated by a group of Saint Francis Xavier stakeholders. We encourage you to read what others are saying about our school!
What sets Saint Francis Xavier apart from other schools?
"Saint Francis Xavier offers a warm and safe environment where the children feel respected and are encouraged. The faculty and staff genuinely care about the students. There is an overall family feeling among the entire school."
"The school body unites on a journey of faith and learning daily and throughout the year. This is a real gift and something you will not find at most other schools."
"The small class sizes and low teacher to student ratios are extremely impressive. Children receive a great deal of individualized attention and the fundamental tools they need for success."
What are some of the best qualities of Saint Francis Xavier students?
"The students at St. Francis Xavier are very accepting of new students. They are extremely courteous, polite, helpful and self motivated."
"Saint Francis Xavier students are extremely well-rounded individuals. They have an enthusiasm for education, are extremely involved in extracurricular activities, maintain high morals, and are very considerate individuals."
"Saint Francis Xavier students are often challenged to become their best selves and are encouraged along the way. As a result, the students perform exceedingly well academically."
Why St. Francis Xavier?
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is fully accredited and is renowned as a dually accredited school. St. Francis Xavier was awarded and maintains accreditations by both the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Kansas State Department of Education.
Recognized by the United States Department of Education, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, otherwise known as NCA, is a regional endorsement organization responsible for accrediting schools and colleges in nineteen of the North Central states. Their approval ensures that schools are systemically prepared to sustain a model of best practices in quality education. They award accreditation to schools that meet their superior criteria and foster quality standards on a schedule for continuous academic excellence and improvement.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is also fully accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education. This organization serves to support development and continued growth for highly effective schools that provide outstanding conditions that support student learning.
High Academic Standards
All students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School are provided with an exceptional education, challenged to achieve their personal best, use their God-given talents and become life-long learners. Our curriculum and programs of study are in place to give all students an opportunity to use their God-given talents and to stimulate a logical progression of intellectual development though analysis, reasoning, reflection and problem solving appropriate to each discipline of study. The curriculum serves to challenge each student to achieve his or her fullest potential, act out the message of Jesus Christ, and become a contributing member of society, while ethically developing his or her character.
The curriculum at St. Francis Xavier encompasses Technology, Mathematics, Language Arts, Music and Band, Foreign Language, Physical/Health Education, Fine Arts, Business Education, Science, Social Studies and Religion.
Our established curriculum has proven track record for demonstrated success. St. Francis Xavier students have the reputation for earning top awards including local and national honors as well as scholarships to top-ranked national colleges and universities. As a whole, our students consistently rank in the top 15% nationally among standardized test scores.
Nurturing Students Along the Way
At St. Francis Xavier we understand that every child is made in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. Each and every student is unique and was born with varying and natural gifts. As a school administration and team of professional educators, is our philosophy to help every child discover their God-given gifts over time and through many diverse experiences. Our nurturing and encouraging environment, along with each child's unique personality, help their gifts shine through the countless rich and varied experiences that we offer through our curriculum. Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School embraces the importance of providing dynamic and creative experiences so that students can cultivate their God-given gifts. Many gifts are identified through natural ability, creativity, task obligations, and leadership opportunities. We are pleased to offer distinctive learning in the classroom, various creative activities that enrich learning, community service projects, as well as opportunities that extend beyond the classroom such as afterschool clubs and athletic team sports. This moral based curriculum works to stimulate a logical progression of intellectual development through analysis, reasoning, reflection and problem solving appropriate to each discipline. The curriculum serves to challenge each student to achieve his or her fullest potential, live the message of Jesus Christ, and become contributing members of society while ethically developing their personal character. Saint Xavier takes great measures and pride in helping each individual student discover, develop and celebrate their natural gifts.
Small Class Sizes
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is pleased to offer small class sizes for each individual grade. We understand and value the importance of individualized time with a teacher and the benefits of small group settings. Studies have proven that students who are assigned to smaller classes score higher on tests, demonstrate improved attendance and receive better grades overall. Additionally, students in smaller group settings have the opportunity to get to know their peers better and learn more from classroom discussions, comments and student contributions. Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School is pleased to offer small classroom settings with an average of 10 students per classroom!