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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,
Happy New Year!! On behalf of our pastors and myself, many thanks for your many gifts and kindness. We have installed a new phone system over the Christmas holiday and bear with us as we modify our answering machine. We are now getting ready for our Catholic Schools Week activities at the end of this month. Please be aware of the $25 discount for registering your child during the week of January 29th - Feb. 3rd. I still am amazed at how fast the year is going. Please check the calendar above for Catholic Schools Week activities and other events.
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 activities.

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.

Save $25 off your Registration Fee

Register your child during the week of January 29th - February 3rd and deduct $25 from your registration fee!!

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

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.

Happy New Year!!!

No School Jan. 16th MLK Day

Sunday Jan. 29th

Catholic School's Week begins!! Come Join our "Open House" & Book Fair from 11:15 - 1:15 "Build a Bear" and Grandparent Activities @ 12:30


Grades 5-8 Science Expo begins. SFA assembly and surprises @ 2 pm

1/31/2017 No Mass Today

"Hat Day" and Student Appreciation Day with Home & School "Pizza Lunch"


Volunteer Appreciation Day & Pep Rally @ 1:15


Brain Shows !!!! Family Brain Show takes place at 7 pm ..........bring the whole family and join the fun.

2/3/2017 NOON DISMISSAL / No Aftercare

Parent Appreciation Day...9:30 Mass followed by "Muffins w Mom" "Donuts w Dad" & Tastycakes w Teachers". Book Fair opened from 8:45 - Noon.

2/15/2017 Candy & Magazine Drive Begins

2/20/2017 No School

2/28/17 No Mass

3/1/17 Ash Wednesday

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017