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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,

Middle States Evaluation – During the week of Oct. 16-19, our school was visited by three educational professionals to determine our re-accreditation. On Wednesday, after the noon dismissal, the entire staff met with the team for the “Oral Report”. This is a preliminary report before the final written report is evaluated and sent to our school. The Middle States team described our school as “a little piece of heaven”. Their report was glowing! The chairwoman stated she had visited over 50 schools and has never been so complimentary in her reports and observations. She described the teacher and student interviews (from grades pre-k – 8th) as a consistent love for our school. She stated that SFA is truly a “family”.
As I stated at the opening dinner, I am in complete “awe” of the dedication of all the teachers, staff, and volunteers at our school. I am afraid to thank the numerous parents who volunteered during those three days for fear of leaving someone out. Our Lord knows who you are.
We all pay school taxes and sending your child to a Catholic school is a great sacrifice. Why are we paying extra money for education when we don’t have to? ………..Why are we doing this?
Because in our school, we pray every day …Because in our school, we teach religion…Because in our school there is nothing more important than God and how we treat each other….Because our school is priceless and we want the best for our kids!
God bless you and your families…Deacon Murphy

Be sure to check our website and Saint Francis Academy “Facebook” for the latest information. Also, “sign up” for our “newsflash” if you have not already done so to be emailed and receive a text message of the latest events.

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 2016-17. 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

Diocese Safe Environment Procedures

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.

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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.

It's Advent !!!

12/6/16 No Mass Today

Today is St. Nicholas' Feast Day. Mass will be on Thursday this week due to the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

12/8/16 9am Mass & Tree Blessing

Mass will be at 9 am in honor of the Immaculate Conception followed by our annual Tree lighting and blessing!

12/13/2016 Report Card Day

12/15/2016 Christmas Pageant 7 pm


NO SCHOOL 12/23 - Jan 2nd

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year....Classes resume on Tuesday Jan. 3rd.

No School Jan. 16th MLK Day

Catholic School's Week begins!! Come Join our "Open House" & Book Fair from 11:15 - 1:15

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Friday, Dec. 02, 2016