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A+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
233 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone
(502) 736-1000

Applying

Application Deadline
December 21
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
51%
Average Financial Aid
$11,365
From St. Francis School

We are truly "the School of Thought" – a diverse community that emphasizes intellectual achievement in an atmosphere of individual acceptance; a PS - 12th grade school that is college-preparatory in the truest sense of the word. Our High School location downtown allows students to interact with the urban community, and the open campus teaches students to balance freedom with responsibility. Our 64-acre Preschool - 8th grade campus in Goshen creates a positive, joyful educational experience for children aged 2+. We respect children as curious scientists and mathematicians, as creative writers and artists, and as changemakers for a more just and equitable world. We believe children thrive when taken seriously as learners and as human beings. Our teachers ensure continuous progress and skill development, engaging our students' curiosity and challenging them to think critically. We are non-denominational, affordable, diverse, accommodating, & accessible. With bus service & financial aid.

St. Francis School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1260
26 responses
Average ACT
29
27 responses

Culture & Safety

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    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    479
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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    Living in the Area
    C+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      C
    3. Housing
      D-
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $16,473
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $192
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $181,064
    National
    $184,700

    St. Francis School Reviews

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    The faculty lacks diversity. The only African American on the high school campus, stereotypically, is the athletic director. The African American students are marginalised. A few are included in athletics but very few in academic and artistic events. The few that are included are also marginalised in trivial “token” roles. This school talks the diversity game but really isn’t.

    The board of directors is lily white. Moreover, there is even less economic diversity than racial or religious diversity.

    However, if your minority child can get a scholarship, by all means, take it. The education is good and SAT and ACT scores are high. The graduates get into good colleges.
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    St. Francis is absolutely the best school in town in terms of instilling the lifelong love of learning in a child. The Goshen campus is caring, collaborative, and a truly joyful place. The high school is leaps and bounds ahead of other schools in Louisville in terms of college prep. In fact, SFS high school feels like a small college itself. The students are taught to be respectful of one another, and the teachers are purposeful, thoughtful, and absolute experts in their area of study. The "School of Thought" is accurate. Students are encouraged to be curious, and truly engage in the learning experience. No getting away with simply memorizing information, here. The end result: thoughtful,intelligent, curious adults who want to continue to learn something new every day.
    The education I received was outstanding. I have attended public, catholic and private schools in Louisville and the education I received here is unmatched. However, since everyone is required to play a sport all four years they end up making athletics seem like a joke. I had played field hockey for 12 years and was team captain m senior year, but I felt like nobody truly cared or supported our team. Also, while diverse, if you are in anyway politically conservative you will be ridiculed and constantly degraded for your conservative opinion.