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There’s more for you at St. Francis High School.
We guide students to become good people
who share their gifts and talents to lead and serve others.
We emphasize academic excellence, character, and values.
Our aim is to encourage students to become
who they are genuinely meant to be.

TOP REASONS TO CHOOSE SFHS

Superior Academic Preparation

Seniors present competitive college applications because SFHS elevates students to their highest potential. Our robust curriculum features rigorous coursework and innovative electives. In every classroom, teachers challenge students with new ideas and skills. They ensure that students master how to learn, preparing them to confidently and creatively address the demands of college and our ever-changing global community.

Leader in Technology

Microsoft designated SFHS as a Microsoft Showcase School for successfully integrating technology into the classroom (each student uses a SurfacePro device). SFHS shares insights and best practices with other schools around the United States, and has become an authority on Microsoft-focused mobile learning.

Faith Formation

Students participate in daily prayer and Religion classes, annual retreats, and have frequent opportunities for worship. Students are taught to be respectful, compassionate, and about the love of God. Emphasis is placed not only on academic achievement, but on moral and spiritual growth.

Ideal Size

We have purposefully chosen to be a mid-sized school. Our personal knowledge of each individual student distinguishes us as a school, and we understand such knowledge is possible only in a community small enough to cultivate genuine relationships. Yet, we provide a variety of programs and student experiences. At SFHS, we believe that being a mid-size school allows us to achieve both goals.

Exceptional Community Spirit

At SFHS, integrity, joy, and respect for others shape campus life. With compassion and humility, our inclusive and dynamic community welcomes everyone; as we embrace challenges and opportunities, close relationships are formed.

Invested Faculty

SFHS teachers are experts in their subject areas, and they know students exceptionally well. Faculty members meet frequently with students and counselors to discuss student progress and are active in student life. As a result, teachers expertly support, mentor, and challenge students.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

SFHS facilities provide an optimum learning environment. Amenities include fully equipped science labs, integrated classroom technology, and dedicated gathering areas for student collaboration. The campus is home to the Saint Clare Chapel, Creator Space, two gymnasiums, a lighted 1,500-seat stadium with multipurpose turf field, Cultural Arts Center, and much more.

More Opportunities

98% of students participate in at least one activity. The Activity Period is scheduled after school and before athletic practices begin, to encourage students to participate in clubs, try new things, or meet with teachers.

ABOUT SFHS

FOX 32 Visits SFHS

Fox 32 Chicago showcases the best of St. Francis High School. From our Fall Play to our Creator Space to our Contagious School Spirit!
 

SFHS Viewbook

Spartan Project

SFHS teachers have a significant, life long impact on all of their students. In this video, students describe their experiences in the classroom.

ADMISSIONS NEWSLETTER

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    Maureen Isphording 

    Director of Admissions and Communications
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    Elizabeth Erazmus '89  Wiborg 

    Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of International Student Program
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    Karla Dannheim 

    Main Office Associate, Shadow Day Program Coordinator
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