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St. Francis of Assisi School

Private | PK-8 | 354 students

Our school is best known for its excellent academic program
 
 

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $400,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,180.

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Posted May 12, 2014

St. Francis of Assisi is one of many Catholic schools/academies affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. This academy educates children from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. This school it enhance my vocabulary. MY school is a bully free school. The environment is very safe. Students represent all levels of ability, both academically and socially. The school community strives to work together to nurture students who are cooperative, compassionate, kind-hearted, good-natured, respectful and responsible.


Posted May 12, 2014

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC ACADEMY EXISTS TO PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION, ROOTED IN THE VALUES OF JESUS. THIS LEARNING COMMUNITY IS DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH OTHERS TO CREATE A JUST AND PEACEFUL SOCIETY.Students represent all levels of ability, both academically and socially. The school community strives to work together to nurture students who are cooperative, compassionate, kind-hearted, good-natured, respectful and responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

St. Francis of Assisi School is a wonderful school where children are thought more about God and his works of mercy. This school educates children from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. They have after-school clubs and fantastic trips especially in the summer, that kids enjoy. What I like about the school is the technology. St. Francis has ipads and chrome books. So you can clearly see this school has the potential in learning with the usage of technology. I think our school needs improvement on the doors and the water system. Our doors are absolutely fine but our is school want to protect our kids in other words keep them safe from any danger. Last but not least our water system. We need more hot water but no in our water fountains. If you choose this school to give the money to I am sure our school will make good usage of it. Thank You!!


Posted June 25, 2012

I have been a parent at SFA for about 7 yrs and LOVE this school. The principal, asst. principal and ALL the staff are the BEST! The school works as a community with the parents because we all want to make sure our children learn by example. The afterschool program is a wonderful place for my children to finish their homework or get extra help. And my children love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

SFA has come a long way recently with remodeling, solar panels and new computer labs, I am very impressed and I can see that the tuition is being used well. My son's teacher is very caring and gives him the extra help he needs. The school lunches could be better, but not the fault of the school since the lunches are provided by the state. I pack my son's lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

St. Francis is a great school. The adminstration cares about each and every child and they know them all by name !!! They have created a school that thrives on creativity ( two major shows a year !!). They are tech advanced and the lobby bathrooms have been recently updated. The school does everything it can to help not only present students but alumni as well !! Keep up the good work


Posted February 3, 2008

This is probrably the worst catholic school in brooklyn. The school has the worst bathrooms. On each floor the bathrooms smell, they are not cleaned properly. The bathrooms are not equipped with soap and warm water. The principals does know how to disicpline the children correctly. The classrooms are over crowded and there are not enough teachers. My son is in a class with almost 30 children in a class. How can one learn. Private schools are supposed to have less children for better learning. How can they practice for any state test with that number. This is why their tests scores are so low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

I think that st. francis can be a better school by having small classes in all grades. There are too many children in one class, that makes it hard for children to learn and for the teacher. I also think that there should be more activities to offer to the children. I think that the bathrooms can be much cleaner. Bathrooms should always have soap and warm water,and paper towels for children to wash their hands properly. And last, I personal feel that they are always short of teachers and staff. If teacher are absent there is not enough coverage.There should be a secruity guard by the front door. Many of times, stangers, and homeless people try to come inside the school and that is not safe for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

This is probaly the greatest school in Brooklyn the teachers are gret classes are not over crowed and the price is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

While I believe there are several good teachers in this school, they are not in the critital grades 6, 7, and 8. The level of homework is not enough for struggling children to grasp the concepts. Administrators need to take parents concerns more seriously and not react in a knee jerk manner towards the kids. There are no extracurricular activities where students can explore other arears such as music or dance. There is no encouraging the students in the voluntarism spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 21%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Asian 2% N/A
White 2% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Stepping

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • SR. THERESA SCANLON
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (718) 773-7641

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Resource Room Teachers
Transportation options
  • Dept of Education provides bus
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Brooklyn Public Library Maple St.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Stepping
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Chess club
  • Foreign language club: Stepping
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Following our patron, St. Francis of Assisi, we cherish earth, we teach peacemaking and we learn about those less fortunate than we.
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9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
90
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
95
Students typically come from these schools
Daycare
PS 161
Ps 397

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. Joseph HS
Bishop Loughlin HS
Brooklyn College Academy
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400 Lincoln Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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Phone: (718) 778-3700

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