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Teaching God's Children Since 1743

Dedicated to helping children realize their tremendous potential, Saint Francis Academy provides high-quality Catholic education in a nurturing, supportive environment. Academic instruction, sacramental preparation, and spiritual formation combine to give students in pre-kindergarten to grade eight a well-rounded foundation for a life of learning and growing in God's love.

From the Principal

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Dear Parents,
This past week, some of our students visited a VA Hospital to deliver over $3,400 supplies for our wounded vets. Please go to our facebook page to see the students cheering their classmates on as they boarded the bus to deliver the supplies. What a great moment!!
November is the month we remember our saints and the holy souls (those of our loved ones who are or in the process of heaven). Purgatory is a place where we are able to "ready" ourselves for perfection in heaven. Having a Mass said or offering up a small sacrifice for our loved ones means a great deal to them. Although they cannot pray for themselves, they can pray for us here on earth. What a win win! Check out our cemetary prayer service we held on All Souls Day (on Facebook) just before Mass. It was very beautiful and moving. God bless you all for providing your children with a solid prayerful foundation. Get ready for Thanksgiving!!!!
Deacon Thomas Murphy

The Importance of Sunday Mass

Our Duty and Privilege
Sunday Mass? Why is it so Important?
Since the Last Supper, Jesus instructed His apostles to “Do this in remembrance of Me”. The third commandment tells us to keep holy the Lord’s Day. The Mass is an intimate encounter with our risen Lord. In one of our Lady’s apparitions she stated that if we knew the graces that we receive from attending Holy Mass, “we would weep for joy”! How can we better understand the weekly readings? Please click on the link above for an explanation for all age groups!
• Then click on the “Sunday Connection” button on the left for the Sunday Readings and explanations.

FACTS Tuition & Financial Aid...Click the link below to apply!
All parents must "create an account" for Financial Aid and Tuition payments for school year 2015-16. After you create an account, BE SURE TO CONTINUE to the right for financial aid and tuition payment schedules. Please call the school office for any questions. 610-845-7364

New Dress Code Changes

Maroon or white short and long sleeve polo shirts will replace our blouses and dress shirts. Ties will no longer be required. However, the present uniform may still be worn until the 2015-16 school year. ALL UNIFORMS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM FLYNN & O’HARA on this website (see Dress Code Button to the left) or from their Allentown store.

Is your cell phone registered for Newsflashes?

Make sure you receive the latest weather or activities from SFA through text messages on your cell phone and/or email by subscribing to our newsflash "Button" to the left of this message.

School Closings & Delays

How do you know if the school is closed or dismissing early due to snow or icy conditions???
Parents can do any of the following:
1) Go to the school’s website at 2) Turn to (Ch. 69 TV) WFMZ
***The best thing to do is register your cell phone and/or email on the “Newsflash” button of our school’s website. This will notify you immediately by text message and/or email of any school situations***

Please note: We do not follow the Boyertown School District for closings and delays. If you reside in another school district, you must be aware of St. Francis Academy’s closing or delay schedule. For example, do not send your child to school if your district is operating on a one hour delay and St. Francis has a two hour delay. The school will not be open for any children arriving earlier than what has been announced.
Special Pre-K Note: If there is a two hour delay, the morning Pre-k class will still take place beginning at 10:30 for those who choose to attend.

Time to Give Thanks!!!

11/20/2015 6,7,8 Dance

6:30-9:00 Live DJ, food and drinks $8

Nov. 24 Noon Dismissal

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Dec.1st Classes Resume

Dec. 3rd Confirmation

8th grade Confirmation at Saint Columbkill Church @ 4:30

12/10/2015 Christmas Pageant

Please join us for K-8 Christmas Pageant in SFA auditorium at 7pm.

12/22/15 Noon Dismissal

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!

1/4/2015 Classes Resume

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015