Mission & Beliefs Statements

     As a Catholic school founded in 1743, St. Francis Academy is rooted 
in 
the teachings of Jesus Christ. In the spirit of St. Francis, who was asked 
by God to rebuild His Church, we strive to prepare our students for a life 
of service to their community and to the world by building a strong 
foundation of faith, along with academic excellence.


WE BELIEVE THAT:
    
     * Our Catholic values are relected in our teaching practices and    
       in our dealings with others.

     * Daily prayer and weekly liturgies empower our children with a 
deeper
       faith and personal relationship with Christ.

     * Religious education emphasizes love for God and one another with 
       respect for all God's creation as St. Francis taught.

     * Our dedicated professional teachers encourage our students to grow
       and excel.

     * Our children learn best with appropriate curriculum practices
       beginning in pre-k and kindergarten.

     * Our children develop an awareness of how their actions affect
       themselves and others and take responsibility for their actions.

     * Technology and its responsible use are an important part of the 
       educational process.

     * Active parental support promotes a shared success in education.


PROFILE OF GRADUATES

Education at St. Francis Academy empowers each student with a strong
foundation in their faith, knowledge, and call to service.

        FAITH:
        * Has a strong faith based on their knowledge of the teachings of    
          Jesus
        * Is aware of the presence of God in their lives, in others, and 
in  
          the world
        * Has developed a personal relationship with Christ through  
prayer 
          and the Sacraments

        KNOWLEDGE:
        * Is academically prepared to meet the challenges of high school
        * Exhibits good works habits and organizational skills needed to     
          further their education
        * Possesses effective communication skills, both oral and written, 
          and critical thinking skills

      SERVICE:
        * Is motivated by their faith for a life of service to their 
community
        * Appreciates their God-given gifts and recognizes the need to use 
          these gifts for the good of others
        * Establishes themselves as responsible role-models who 
demonstrate  
          Christian values in meeting the needs of others

 
Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Monday, Oct. 03, 2016