St. Francis Xavier School is centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and focuses on both academic excellence and personal growth. We welcome all students between the ages of pre-school through eighth grade who seek to learn and grow in a caring, Christian environment. Our students develop to be lifelong learners who comprise 21st century skills, such as collaboration and teamwork, creativity and imagination, critical thinking and problem solving. This will prepare them for a successful future and help them to become active and caring members of their communities.
Common Core State Standards
Catholic schools have a long-standing commitment to academic excellence that is rooted in the faith-based mission of Catholic education. The Common Core State Standards in no way compromise the Catholic identity or educational program of a Catholic school.
The Common Core State Standards initiative, begun in 2007, is a state-led, bipartisan effort that is not a requirement for participation in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) or any other federally-funded program, and there are no mandates for any Catholic school to follow any federal rules if they adopt the Common Core. Adoption of the Common Core is voluntary; individual states, Catholic dioceses and other private schools make their own decisions about whether to adopt the standards.