Students enrolled 296
School leader Dr. Paul Sullivan
Type Religious

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3601 Scott Road
Burbank, CA 91504

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(818) 504-4422
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4 stars
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July 15, 2014
St. Francis Xavier is an excellent private Catholic school nestled in the Burbank Hills. The curriculum and extracurricular activities recognize the unique talents and viewpoints of every child, providing superior programs in academics, arts, athletics and community service. SFX is hands down the best private school in Burbank!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
St. Francis Xavier a great school in academics and other areas. They also involve the family and community. Principal and teachers are so caring to the students and it shows on their performace.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
I attended this school and would recommend it to anybody. I got a great and full education, and I felt that the staff and teachers really cared about the students.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2013
Sadly the experience of this school is definitely lacking from previous years. Teachers leave for maternity leave or, unfortunately, pass on and they find replacement, non-credentialed teachers to fill in. Listen parents, you only get one year per grade, there is no 'do overs'.....so if the school doesn't have replacement, credentialed teachers, then what are you paying for? Not a great way to run a school.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
I read the good and the bad comments and I have to defer. First, no school is perfect but here there a great commitment to students success. There are certain parents that participate more actively in the school than others mostly because they are stay at home parents and it may look like they have privileges but in fact is not accurate, it does make some other parents feel outsiders but that is within the parents NOT the school. The after school teachers are great I wont be able to work without knowing that my son is in good hands. My son had never complaint about bullies in afterschool and he loves it, when there are situations like anywhere they approach the issue and solve the problem quickly. There are some things that should be improved like anywhere else but I dont believe that the doors of the school are closed to comments or assistance. The principal and administration are great and available to the parents. Most teachers are great and there is a great dedication to the students in this school and I wont change it for anything.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
Saint Francis Xavier is such an incredible school! I wouldn't want my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2012
Congratulations to St. Francis Xavier's 8th grade class! All of the students that took the Math Placement Test at Notre Dame High School tested out of Algebra and straight into Geometry. Way to go Teachers and Students at St. Francis Xavier!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
We are very happy with St. Francis Xavier School. As parents of alumni and current students, we feel that St. Francis Xavier has prepared our children not only for the academic challenges in their high schools ( they were accepted to their first choice of Catholic High Schools), but also for the many challenges of life. This is a wonderful, Catholic community in which EVERYONE can find their own niche of involvement if they look for it. The principal and teachers are caring and firm, which I think is the perfect combination for a school They listen to parents' concerns, but are not pushovers when it comes to making difficult decisions. As a parent with a few more years of elementary school, I would not send my children to any other school.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2012
I felt bullied by the administration at this school also. When I had issues with an incompetent teacher, my child became the problem. The administrators defend their teachers to the core. Parents get emails telling them not to "vent" to other parents on school property or use the class roster to discuss class problems even if a teacher is grading tests wrong, losing turned in homework, discussing inappropriate personal issues and falling asleep during class, the teacher is not the problem. At this school, the aftercare has bullies and kids go unsupervised at times. Sometimes they forget to sign kids in. In addition, if your child forgets 1 of 10 textbooks and/or workbooks, they can't do homework and will get an "F" the next day. I have been deeply disappointed by the ineffectiveness of the administration to lead this school. The school claims to be advanced in learning but with only 8 weeks left this school year, my child is BEHIND compared to public school, not because my child is a problem but because, in the SFX class, they are many chapters behind other schools in math, science and history - the teacher's answer for why they are behind in the curriculum "The class is too loud."

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2012
Bullying by a parent online? Wow, I'm shocked by the response coming from a "Christian" parent and this "Christian" school. It must be from one of those certain families and children that are given special privileges at this school (comment posted in 2008)... that's the attitude of this Principal and select group, you don't like it, then leave. Instead, they should offer to help make a parent and child's experience more positive by offering to help or meet...

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
The teachers at this school are amazing! The junior high and elementary is definitely the cr me de la cr me of this area. I've had two children pass through this junior high and the elementary school and I can say with confidence that those wonderful teachers are the reason why my children are excelling in high school. They already know the high school english and math material BEFORE they get to high school! The teachers here also teach good manners and stewardship. The students at this school are loved, challenged, and molded into intelligent, faith-filled, polite young individuals. Great Job St. Francis Xavier School.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
My child is a student in the 4th Grade and is performing very well in class and in national tests. One brief medical incident from a seasoned teacher does not define the program, the school, or the principal. Yes, 4th grade is challenging, as the students are already learning Jr. High School Algebra, so parents must be involved with the curriculum if they want their child to succeed. The Principal and staff are dedicated to the children's success, and the parental and community support is unparalleled.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
Excellent School! This school provides children with a wonderful education and learning environment. The school is well equipment with up to date technology to help ensure the children have the necessary tools to succeed. Furthermore the extracurricular activities provided by the school help ensure your child will have a well rounded education. The school works hard to make sure children are given the individual attention they need to succeed. I highly recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Faculty and staff are completely dedicated to the success of their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Great school with a wonderful caring staff. The support of the school and parish are comparable to none.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
We love SFX! We are privileged to be a part of this great group of talented children and incredible parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
We have been a St. Francis family for 3 years now. I believe with any school, a parent needs to be an active participant -- which we are. Many other parents feel that way as there is a strong support from the parent families. Most recently all the classrooms were equipped with 'Smart Boards' - definitely leading edge. There is stability in teachers and I am happy that some of the newest teachers have received their Master's Degrees and are well qualified. There are plenty of after school enrichment activities from Spanish, Science, Art, Chess and sports. I believe my child is getting a solid education in a caring and nurturing environment. I am confident that should you choose Saint Francis Xavier, your child will receive a solid education. However, your child will have a stellar experience, if you as a parent are active in the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2009
Great school ! great teachers ! my children love it and they thrived at the school and st. Francis exceeded my expectations. I have been a parent in the school for 9 years - 3 kids - all my wife and i can say is 'go lancers' keep up the great work and thank you st. Francis xavier school!!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
I hate the fact that I even let my child go to this school. The principal has a difficult time making decisions and lacks the leadership that it takes in running a school. The student s education is awful and is suffering because the teachers lack what it takes to teach and are not interested in going the extra mile. Certain families and children are given special privileges. Check your other options before enrolling here.

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February 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
I feel St. Francis has a lot to offer their students. They have exceptional academics and great extra curricular activities. There is a wide diversity in the ethnicity of their students.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
Principal has a better vision of how students will be able to meet today's challenges. Primary concern is how to raise a good catholic student. Emphasis is on the development of student's attitude - to be giving, compassionate, understanding, and kind to others regardless of race, color and creed. Curriculum is tailored to achieve the optimum potential of the students - in Math, English, Science, Social Studies. School has a lot computers for students to be well-versed in information techonology. Qualified and well-crendialed teachers are oriented with the needs of each student and recognize the approach of how to address them. Active participation in community activities is also encouraged. Parents are very much involved in the school activities.

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August 22, 2003
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Saint Francis Xavier School
3601 Scott Road, Burbank, CA  91504
(818) 504-4422
Last modified Saint Francis Xavier School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Saint Francis Xavier School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top