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Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi School! We are a preschool through grade 8 school that serves the NE and SE neighborhoods of Rochester, MN. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters in 1952, St. Francis of Assisi School currently is home to 390 students. Part of the Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS) system, we recognize our place in the educational mission of the Catholic Church.

Faith-based learning provides a tremendous opportunity to incorporate lessons learned from Jesus in the spirit of Catholicism into the curriculum we teach today. This education is rigorous, yet productive for students, by offering them authentic learning experiences that will be applied in the real world. We believe each Catholic School student exhibits, upon completion of their schooling; reverence, obedience, and service. These leadership virtues exemplify the teachings and works of Jesus Christ. St. Francis of Assisi, our patron saint, continues to provide a strong role model for us of being a peacemaker and finding the divine in all of God's creation.

We invite you to visit our school and see how you might become part of our family as we journey together in faith, knowledge, and service. Please contact me for more information and to arrange a tour. I would be delighted to meet you.


Andy Poterucha
Principal of St. Francis of Assisi School