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


Dear Parents,

I was going to wait until our summer mailing to share some great news, but I would like to make you aware of it now. The Lord has always blessed us with superb and dedicated teachers and this summer has been no exception. Despite an urgent need in many of our schools for a 7th & 8th grade math and science teacher, we are excited to welcome an experienced school teacher who has decided to leave the public school system in the hopes of “giving back” to his Catholic roots. He is experienced in both those subjects and grade levels and truly enjoys junior high students. I refrain from announcing his name at this time due to the diocesan paperwork needed to officially welcome him to our school family.

Whenever a teacher retires, it is a common practice for any “in house” teacher to request a classroom change. This can take place only if it is feasible and an asset to all the children involved. With the departure of Mrs. Kelsch, I am very pleased to announce that Miss Smith will now be our new second grade teacher and Mrs. Nester will be our new third grade teacher. Although it is summer, all of our teachers have already been meeting with each other regarding these exciting changes.

Be sure your registration and transportation forms have been given to the office.

As I mentioned previously, we welcome Father Kevin Gualano as the new administrator for Most Blessed Sacrament!!!  Another school year has ended. How fast the time goes. We had a wonderful 8th grade graduation which involved an awards and video presentation at St. Columbkill followed by a beautiful liturgy at Most Blessed Sacrament Church. We will miss our graduates. They have grown into such fine young men and women.  We had received a certificate from the Diocesan Office. We have been recognized as one of the top five schools with the highest IOWA testing scores! Congratulations to our teachers and students!!! Our 275th anniversary will conclude with a special mass with Bishop Schlert on Sunday, August 26th at Most Blessed Sacrament Church at 2 pm. Please consider becoming a sponsor for our Anniversary booklet. Please call the school office for more information.  Please check our Facebook and this website for updates and events  ....May 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


All parents must "create an account" for Financial Aid and Tuition payments for school year 2018-19. 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

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