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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,

The summer is moving along quickly and we are getting ready for another exciting school year at SFA. We wish all the best to Sister Jean Wickenheiser O.S.F. and Mrs. Weigand who have moved on from Saint Francis. We are thrilled to welcome our new experienced teachers.
Mrs. Susan Stroud will be our new Pre-K teacher and is a member of Saint Columbkill Parish. Mrs. Jaclyn Youse is our new Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Youse has done an amazing job with our Pre-K program for the past four years. We also welcome Mrs. Debra Nester as our new 7th grade teacher. Mrs. Nester has extensive teaching experience and is a member of St. Aloysius Parish. Despite numerous applications, the selection committee was unanimous in our decision to hire our three new teachers! We are blessed to have them!

Remember our new uniform changes: Maroon or white, short or 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 for the 2014-15 school year. ALL UNIFORMS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM FLYNN & O’HARA on this website or from their Allentown store. This will be a uniform transition year. All changes can be found on our website under the “Dress Code” button on the left side of our home page:

The technology of today’s world is an ongoing challenge. Therefore, we continue our goal to upgrade the computer lab, student netbooks and ipads.
Our web page “calendar” button already has many of the 2014-15 events to assist parents with regard to holidays, Lifetouch pictures, Brain Show, testing etc. Also, our Home & School has been busy planning numerous activities for this coming school year. I am constantly amazed at the dedication of our parents and staff who work so hard for our children and the future of our church.
Piano Lessons - limited openings, please call the school office. 610-845-7364
Spanish Class - Info will be sent home the first week of school.

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.
Please enjoy your families at this time, our children grow up so quickly. Please pray for our school and your families. …………
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 2014-15. 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

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am - 2 pm.

Summer Plastic Cash Sales

Plastic Cash will be sold after all the weekend masses at Most Blessed Sacrament Church.
Starting July 8th...You must enter SFA school through the rear "Kitchen Door" on Tuesdays from 9-10 am and on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.

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 a text message on your cell phone and/or an email by subscribing to our newsflash "Button" to the left of this message. It is the quickest and most reliable way to be notified immediately of any school delays/closings and current events.

IOWA Scores Place SFA On Top Again

SFA has once again tested incredibly high compared to all schools tested. We had scored: 95% better in Language Arts; 93% better in Mathematics; 93% better in Social Studies; 95% better in Science than all schools tested. Congratulations Teachers, Students and Parents!!!

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
3) Call the school’s answering machine after 6:15am for closing and delay information 610-845-7364.
***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.

Welcome Back!!!


Pre-K Parent Meeting in Fr. Schneider Hall at 7 pm


Kindergarten "Open House". Come by and visit anytime
between 7-7:45pm.

8/26/2014 First Day of School!!!

Welcome Back!!!


Pre-k "Open House" 6:30-7:15 "Welcome Mrs. Stroud"

8/29/2014 School Closed

9/2/2014 Classes Resume

9/3/2014 Pre-k Begins

9/8/2014 Hot Lunch Begins


"Parent Night" from 6:30-7:30 followed by Home & School Meeting @ 7:30

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014