1. We are interested in St. Francis, but are not certain where our child will attend high school. Do you have any opportunities for me (and my family) to meet the faculty and perhaps current St. Francis parents?
you know, in making an important decision like choosing a school, the
information you have the
more informed decision your family will be able to make. At St. Francis
we offer several different formats for students and parents to get
to know who we are and what we do. For starters, we will offer two
Open House opportunities in the fall where visitors are welcome to view our facilities
and meet our faculty. (Date/times will be posted on our Open House page)
In the Spring the Shadow program is available to 7th grade students.
We invite parents to visit St. Francis while school is in session on selected Tuesday mornings. We begin with an information session followed by a tour of the building.
Contact Dan Tuskey at (630) 668-5800 ext. 1120 or email at email@example.com to reserve your space.
Absolutely. St. Francis admits non-Catholic students. If you need more information, or have any questions regarding admissions, please contact at (630) 668-5800 ext. 1120 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. We do accept transfer students based on their academic performance (you must have at least a "B" average) as well as a good attendance and discipline record. We do not accept Senior transfer students except those moving here from out of state.
If you need information about transferring into SFHS, please call at (630) 668-5800 ext. 1120 or email at email@example.com.
Financial aid is available through the Diocese of Joliet. Applications for financial aid become available in January, and are due to the Diocese of Joliet on March 1st. Decisions on financial aid are made by the Diocese and families are notified by the end of June.
Questions? Contact Bob Gorski at (630) 668-5800 ext. 1138
Yes, thanks to a host of generous donors, last year alone we awarded more than $120,000.00 in scholarships. Applications are available and are due back to us by March 1st. If you feel you qualify for more than one scholarship, then you may submit more than one application. All applications must be complete.
For more information on scholarships please contact at (630) 668-5800 ext. 1120 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eighth graders seeking admission into St. Francis must take the "Scholastic Testing Service" (S.T.S.) High School Placement Exam. This is a standardized test that we use to assess baseline academic performance. Exam sections include: verbal skills, cognitive skills, reading comprehension, math concepts, math problem solving (there is no algebra material on this exam) and language-grammar skills. We administer the exam on the second Saturday of January (See our Entrance Exam Page for date). There is a $35 test fee (checks may be made out to St. Francis.) Registration is due by the Monday before the test date. The exam takes about 3 1/2 hours with one 20-minute refreshment break. (Note: Calculators are not allowed.)
The most important thing you can do is try to make a decision on where you want your child to attend as early as possible. Most schools give priority consideration to students who take the entrance exam at their school. So even if you are not sure, take the test at your first choice school. There is no need to take the exam twice. If you take the exam elsewhere, you may still submit the scores to us for consideration.
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