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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,
We are well into the first trimester of the school year. Unbelievable! We had a wonderful year so far. Our very first golf outing was a huge success and helped us raise over $6,000 in scholarship money. Too many people to thank and the fear of leaving someone out causes me to just give a giant “Thank you” to all who made this event memorable.
We celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s “Dancing Sun” miracle by having the entire school watch a beautifully crafted cartoon describing that great day! This was followed by every class coloring and displaying their classroom “suns” all over the hallways. Mr. Coble surprised us all by playing “Here Comes the Sun” over our PA system to really lift our spirits. We had teachers and our kids dancing in the hallways………yes, the joy of the Holy Spirit!!!!
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.

Our Lady of Fatima 100 Years!!!

May 13, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of our Blessed Mother appearing to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinto of Fatima Portugal. They were 10,9 and 7 years old. Pope Francis declared Francisco and Jacinta saints last May. They are the youngest non-martyred saints. Please "you tube" or "google" Our Lady of Fatima's is fascinating!!!

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

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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 !!

11/10/17 No Mass Today

11/15/17 Picture Retake Day

11/21/17 NOON Dismissal

8th Grade Confirmation will also take place at St. Columbkill Church at 4:30...HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!

11/28/17 Classes resume

12/5/17 Confessions

Confessions will take place for grades 3-8 this morning.

12/8/17 Mass at 9 am

Mass will be at 9 am in honor of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, our mother.

12/11/17 First Penance

Our second graders will be making their First Penance this evening

12/12/17 Report Card Day

12/14/17 Christmas Pageant 7 pm

12/22/17 Mass & NOON Dismissal

Mass at 10 am.........Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

1/3/18 Classes Resume

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Saturday, Nov. 04, 2017