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 non-Catholic families. According to the teachings of the Catholic Church, “the Catholic school’s proper function is to create a special atmosphere animated by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity.” It is this embedded Gospel spirit that exposes children to moral values in the classroom every day.
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 specialist at SFX.
Does SFX have after school care programs?
Our after school care program runs until 6 p.m. each day. We also offer summer program for our students K-6. We do not have before care.
Are there any special classes?
We currently offer physical education, music, Spanish, and technology integration for all of our students.
What is the school safety plan?
We are a secure campus. We also use the Badge Messenger which allows teachers to call for help, medical, security, or maintenance needs with a push of a button.
How does tuition work?
What is expected of parents in regards to fund raising?
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 friend-raiser with music, silent auction
- A Catholic United Financial raffle.
- Spring for Students dinner event, raising money for scholarships.
Does SFX offer hot lunch?
Yes, we do have a hot lunch program!
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.