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St. Francis Xavier School

St. Francis Xavier School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban

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Overview

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St. Francis Xavier School, a K-8 rural school of approximately two hundred eighty-five students, is located in Gettysburg, PA. Although a small community, Gettysburg is both a college and a historic town. This unique influence complements its rural traditions. Like our Parish, our students come from diverse backgrounds. We continue to prepare the children to face the challenges inherent in any modern day society. The parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and students are united by a common spirit. St. Francis Xavier School was established in 1877. The Sisters of Charity, Emmitsburg, MD, were the first group of Religious women to teach at the school. When they were withdrawn in 1920, the Sisters of Mercy were invited to staff St. Francis Xavier School. The Mercy charism continues today to celebrate the Catholic faith, transmit the gospel values and, in partnership with parents, faculty, and the community, prepare the students to face the future with Christian insight. In 1994, the Sisters of St. Joseph were invited to join the parish community and assist in ministering to the people of God. In 2002-2003, we proudly celebrated 125 years of teaching minds and hearts. Our motto has been taken from the works of St. Francis Xavier: "Educate them in the Christian Way of Life." To this day, we strive to follow this worthy maxim. St. Francis Xavier School, a K-8 rural school of approximately two hundred eighty-five students, is located in Gettysburg, PA. Although a small community, Gettysburg is both a college and a historic town. This unique influence complements its rural traditions. Like our Parish, our students come from diverse backgrounds. We continue to prepare the children to face the challenges inherent in any modern day society. The parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and students are united by a common spirit. St. Francis Xavier School was established in 1877. The Sisters of Charity, Emmitsburg, MD, were the first group of Religious women to teach at the school. When they were withdrawn in 1920, the Sisters of Mercy were invited to staff St. Francis Xavier School. The Mercy charism continues today to celebrate the Catholic faith, transmit the gospel values and, in partnership with parents, faculty, and the community, prepare the students to face the future with Christian insight. In 1994, the Sisters of St. Joseph were invited to join the parish community and assist in ministering to the people of God. In 2002-2003, we proudly celebrated 125 years of teaching minds and hearts. Our motto has been taken from the works of St. Francis Xavier: "Educate them in the Christian Way of Life." To this day, we strive to follow this worthy maxim.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (215) 763-6564

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 200
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 25
Kindergarten 18
1 21
2 21
3 20
4 21
5 18
6 21
7 12
8 23

St. Francis Xavier School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing St. Francis Xavier School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 13 : 1
Gender 36% Male / 64% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 46%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 12%
Black or African American 28%
Asian 2%

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