Recognizing the role of the parents as primary educators, Saint Francis encourages parental participation and involvement.  Inherent in this philosophy is the belief that each child must experience a sense of accomplishment and grows in the appreciation of his/her own value.  Parents and staff dedicate their efforts to this end.

Saint Francis acknowledges also the absolute necessity of maintaining standards of excellence in all academic areas.  The curriculum must provide students with those skills necessary to meet challenges and make decisions in the modern world.  By striving to teach as Jesus taught, the entire community affirms the value of living as Jesus lived.