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St. Francis Xavier Academy

Private | PK-8 | 225 students

We are best known for Arts Integration.
 
 

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 17, 2012

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Academy has a new website - www.stfrancisxavieracademydc.org - where I learned a great deal about their programs, staff, history and admissions procedures.


Posted October 31, 2011

This is my daughters first year at St. Francis Xavier Academy. The Pre-K teachers Ms. Cunningham and Ms Dugger have bee great with her. They have made her tansition to a new school a wonderful experience for her and have been patient with her adjustment. (Missing old school and friends). My daughter is excited about what is going on and is excited about about what she is learning. The staff as a whole has been wonderful with helping her adjust. Thank you Ms Williams, Ms Clay, Ms McKinley, Ms Gallagher, Ms Cunningham, Ms Duggar, Mr. Winston, Ms. Harris, Ms Hicks, Ms Rice, Ms P and the list goes on and on and on. Thanks for all you do each day with our children at St Francis Xavier. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

This is my daughters second year at St. Francis Xavier and it has been greet. She started in the kindergarten with Ms. McKinley and Ms Gallagher and they laid a great foundation for my daughter. Excellant teachers, and my childs growth and learning experience has been extremely outstanding. I am looking forward to enrolling my youngest daughter for the 2011-2012 school year. I wish they did have more extra curriculum activities for the kids but I am very pleased with my childs progress and discipline the past year and a half. The educational experience for my child has been great and she is definitely ahead of the game. Great job St. Francis!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

TMy experience ....The Office staff and LIving Classroom is excellent.I have never seen a Prib,ciple stand on the front steps in the morning and dont't acknowledge the parents or students. Even when events take place, I like your're speaking to the wall. Some of the teachers walk around with frowns on their faces. They talk to the children any type of way especially when it's close to 6:30pm they would let the kid know that if the parents are hlate they would pay fee's etc. This school sucks in my opinion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I love the office staff (especially Ms. Williams and Mr. Winston). They love the children and command respect. My child has attended for two years and I am prayerful that 2009 is an awesome year. I would give low scores to the Spanish teacher (who left). No teacher may be better than what we had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

My reveiw is based solely on my experience with my daughter's kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Rice, the kindergarten teacher, at St. Francis has a wonderful approach, appreciataion and love for her kids. I wish I could say that about other teachers. Mrs. Rice, I appreciate you and the work that you do. My daughter has had a wonderful experience with you. Thank you. Lloyd Anderson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

I have Kindergarten and two six graders attending this school. I highly recommend this school to any parent(s) who wants their child(ren) to received the highest education possible. Since my children have attended this school, they have excelled in every aspect of their lives, especially academically. This school provides a nurturing and family oriented environment. Everyone from the Principle down to the Janitor cares about your children's education and safety. They really get involved in the child's personal world and teach your child according to their learning style and abilities. The only down fall of this school is there are not enough books, nor any lockers for the children to store the books they have. Also, this school does not offer the social clubs, extra curricular activities a traditional public school would offer. However, with the quality of education your child receives, it definitely makes up for it.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 100% 80%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% N/A
White 0% 7%
Source: Manually entered by school official

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Special education 0%N/AN/A
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
English learners 0%N/AN/A
Source: Manually entered by school official

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 49th Annual Archdiocesan Music Program Award of Excellence - Advanced Band (2011)
  • Middle States Re-Accreditation Process - All Standards Met (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year (2011)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Advanced Band Award (2011)
  • Advanced ED (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: lliturgical
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Harold L. Thomas
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (202) 581-1142

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Martin Luther King Public Library
  • Georgetown University
  • Knights of Columbus/tennis program
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Flag football
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: lliturgical
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Get Fit Club
  • RIM Center
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • guitar ensemble
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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Help out with school plays
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • burgundy, white and gray
School mascot
  • The bald eagle
More from this school
  • Our new 3 & 4 year-old Early Literacy Program called Castles in the Classroom promotes reading readiness by age 5. We have a guitar program from grades Pre-K-8 and an introductory tennis program beginning with students in prekindergarten through 8. The Algebra Prep program begins in grades 3-5 with hands-on equations and the introduction of Algebra I in grades 7 and 8. ArtsIntegration culminates in a yearly musical /fashion show featuring 3 choirs, primary and Spanish with drama, and dance.
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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
80
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
160

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$6000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Application fee
Yes. $50.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Gonzaga
Georgetown Visitation
Archbishop Carroll
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2700 O St SE
Washington, DC 20020
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Phone: (202) 581-2010

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