This is an exciting time for your child and your family! We're excited that you're looking at St. Francis Xavier, and we're more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your child's education. Our families often tell us that SFX was one of the best investments they made for their children. Below are some of the questions we get most, but if you have different questions, we'd love to answer those as well. Talk to you soon!
Does our family have to be Catholic to attend St. Francis Xavier?
No! We welcome families from any faith background. And don’t worry, we will always respect your child’s faith, and they will never be singled-out or made to feel different. Coexisting in a diverse world with people of different faiths, backgrounds, and schools-of-thought is a value we nurture in our students.
What is your average class size?
Our average class size is 17 students. We have two classrooms of each grade.
Is busing available for SFX students?
Busing is provided for students living in the Sartell School District boundaries.
Do you have special services for students who need extra help?
Yes. Students can receive Title 1 and special education services through Sartell-St. Stephen Schools. We also have a reading and math specialist at SFX.
Does SFX have after school care programs?
Our after school care program runs until 5:30 p.m. each day. We also offer summer program for our students entering K-5. We do not have before care.
Are there any specialty classes?
We currently offer physical education, music, Spanish, media, library, and technology integration for all of our students.
What is the school safety plan?
We are a secure campus. Teachers are trained by the Sartell Police in classroom safety.
How does tuition work?
What is expected of parents in regards to fundraising?
We have four fundraisers each year that we ask families to participate in:
- Fall service project of raking leaves for those in need
- SFX Rocks, a fundraiser with music, silent auction
- Spring for Students dinner event, raising money for scholarships.
Does SFX offer hot lunch?
Yes, we offer FREE breakfast and lunch for grades K-5. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Can we enroll our child in the middle of a school year?
Yes, let’s chat! We ask that you call the school office to set up a meeting with the principal prior to registering.
Do SFX students wear uniforms?
No, however we do have a dress code for our students.
Do you follow the calendar of local area school districts?
We use a hybrid calendar created from the Sartell – St. Stephen Public Schools and Catholic Community Schools.
Does St. Francis Xavier follow the curriculum standards required by the State of Minnesota?
Yes. We use the Minnesota standards as guidelines as a basis for our curriculum.