Why Choose St. Francis?

St. Francis of Assisi school is a K-8 school community with three sections of each grade. Classroom size averages 25 students with teacher associates in each K-2 classroom. Our students excel in a safe, nurturing environment under leadership of a faith-filled, caring and professional faculty and staff. We adhere to a traditional philosophy regarding homework, discipline and dress code and we expect and encourage each student to achieve to the best of their ability.
Ninety percent of elementary(K-5) students read at or above grade level. One hundred percent of SFA seventh and eighth grade students tested proficient on the Iowa Assessments in the 2011-12 school year. Our graduates have gone on to achieve academic success and take on positions of leadership at Dowling Catholic High School and other area high schools.