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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,
In January, we were visited by Congressman Costello. He wanted to thank our children for supplying the veterans with specially made “goodie bags” to lift their spirits. Please visit our facebook (Saint Francis Academy) for videos and pictures. It was a wonderful experience! We then proceeded out the front door to pray the rosary around the school and church grounds for the unborn. It’s amazing how no one seemed too cold as we prayed for our Lady’s intercession.
We have been walloped by record setting snow which has closed our school. Our “Open House” and Catholic School’s week activities are now in progress!!!…..God bless you and your families.
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

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.

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.

Prepare for Lent

2/9/2016 Magazine/Candy Drive begins

2/10/2016 Ash Wednesday

Please join us for our Mass at 9am in MBS Church.

2/15/2016 No School


Please join us for Stations of the Cross at 2 pm in MBS church

2/29/2016 COGAT Testing

COGAT testing begins this week for grades 3,5,7.

3/11/2016 Two Events

Please join us for Stations of the Cross at 2 pm in MBS church
6,7,8 Grade Dance 6:30 - 9:00 $8

3/14/2016 IOWA Testing

IOWA testing takes place this week for grades 2-7.

3/23/2016 Noon Dismissal

3/24-28/2016 No School

Holy Week & Easter....Classes resume on Tuesday, March 29th.

Saint Francis Academy 668 Pine Street -- Bally, PA 19503 610-845-7364
Last Modified: Monday, Feb. 08, 2016