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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,
Wasn't it great to see the reception Pope Francis received from our country? Msgr. Coyle was at the White House representing the Catholic War Veterans. What an opportunity! Fr. Marty hosted a great "Pig Roast" and had the Mass from Philadelphia streamed live at Saint Columbkill Church. I was very moved by the media's coverage of the Holy Father's activities. Secular channels usually do not have favorable comments about our faith but cancelled their regular programming and were showing non-stop coverage! What great moments for all of us to see the influence our faith had on the entire country!
We are now in the midst of fall. It is amazing how fast time passes. We are looking forward to our "Fall Festival", Clothing Drive and annual Halloween Parade. We will also be celebrating All Saints Day at our Tuesday Mass where everyone receives a "Saint" card. At that time, we must also remember the souls in purgatory which is celebrated on Nov. 2nd. Please remember the importance of Sunday Mass and daily prayer. We all need the graces Our Lady promises through Her intercession. Graces to help us as parents and for our families and the world we live in. Please pray for our school and know that I and the teachers pray for all of you each morning! God bless you all.
Deacon Thomas Murphy

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.

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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 Fall !!!

10/12/2015 No School

10/14/2015 Lifetouch Picture Day

Students are in their uniforms.

10/16 Fall Festival 7-9 pm

10/17 Clothing Drive 7:30-10:30 am

Used clothing collection in SFA Parking Lot

10/30/2015 Annual Halloween Parade

Come join the fun as we "parade out" the front door of the main school at 1:10!!!

11/10/15 Report Card Day

Nov. 11,12,13 Noon Dismissals

Report Card Conferences

11/14/2015 Christmas Bazaar + Bake Off

Don't miss our Christmas Bazaar from 8-2 which now includes an "Apple Bake Off" from 10-1pm.....Come join the fun!!!!

Nov. 24 Noon Dismissal

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Dec.1st Classes Resume

Dec. 3rd Confirmation

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

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2015