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About St. Francis

Catholic School




St. Francis Solanus School was established in 1862, as a Roman Catholic elementary school. St. Francis School welcomes all students and families willing to share our mission of providing the finest religious and academic education to students in grades kindergarten through eighth.

St. Francis is staffed by an academically qualified and highly motivated group of professional lay and religious educators. All are certified by the State of Illinois. In addition to the faculty, Franciscan Priests and Brothers help develop the children's understanding of God and our Church.

The philosophy of St. Francis Solanus School is based on our Catholic tradition, which uniquely stresses the education of the whole child according to his/her God-given rights and innate self-worth. The school's main purpose is to teach by word and example, the living Christ and His message, to produce responsible men and women who will better the human society in which they live.

St. Francis School has an educational program that stresses skills in the basic subjects in order to prepare students, through a variety of learning experiences, to face the future responsibly. Additionally, our educational program seeks to develop all the talents and abilities of its students by encouraging them to fill roles in programs of the Catholic Youth Organization and the Parochial Music Organization. An active and excellent Scout Program is another feature of the St. Francis School experience. Creativity is recognized as a valuable and indispensable part of the total education of the individual and is highly promoted through experimentation in a varied curricular program. Cultural and educational facilities of our community are utilized by employing resources such as the bookmobile, educational films and filmstrips, audiovisual materials, our library, and other resource personnel.

There is no finer place for Catholic elementary education in the city of Quincy than centrally located St. Francis Solanus School.

Join us for a positive educational experience!


St. Francis School welcomes students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin

to participate in and enjoy all of the programs and activities offered.

We Believe...

Each child at St. Francis is a unique person with talents, which will be developed to the greatest potential in a positive learning environment.

Academic & behavioral expectations are high at St. Francis. Students repeatedly score above average on National Achievement tests.

We Are

Pre-School thru 8th grade

Pre-School - 3 & 4 year olds

All day Kindergarten (with 1/2 day option)

Before & after school day care

Excellent Teaching Staff

Dedicated to Christian values

Committed to the progress of each child

Continuity in years of service. Supported by qualified teacher aides

Religious Education

Priests involved in religious education

Student prepared liturgies

Sacramental preparation

Religious values integrated through entire curriculum

Academic Curriculum

Instruction in reading, religion, math, science, language arts & social studies

Modern Computer Center

Staffed Library

Quincy Public Library Service

Title I Reading

Advanced Placement Algebra

DARE Program

Tutoring Program

Music Education

Physical Education Instruction

Fine Arts Education



Extra Curricular Activities

Student Council

PMO Band

Scout Programs for boys & girls

CYO Sports Programs for boys & girls, grades 5-8

Annual Spring Play


Other Organizations

Home & School Association

Sports Association

School Advisory Board

Rosary Makers

Fine Arts Committee


Home Church School

Created 1/28/1999, changed 02/02/99