Merry Christmas!
Know that you and your loved ones are in our prayers as we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World!  We are especially mindful of our families and friends that have experienced the darkness of death, illness and unemployment this year.
We hope that the gift of love, the gift of peace and the gift of joy fill your hearts this Christmas and throughout the coming year!
May God bless you in all of your endeavors,
Tom Bednar
Please enjoy this clip from our Winter Choral and Band Concert: 

Alum Recognizes Students for Their Random Act of Kindness
We recently received this Facebook message from Dan Felice '07:  Hi, I was shopping at the Target across the street from the school and as I was leaving a few girls were waiting by the exit and were handing out Christmas candy. For no reason I guess it was just to make people's holidays a little brighter. Not sure if it was for a class project or if they were just being nice, but either way it is good to see a new generation of Spartans being nice in this increasingly complex world. From one Spartan to another, thank you. It was quite the gesture.

The message was shared with the faculty and staff at school and teacher Kate Michel '92 Kowlaski responded saying that the students in her Sociology class were tasked with committing positive acts of kindness as part of their norm breaking experiments.  Four of those students, Julia Rotondi '17, Ela Bertrand '18, Olivia Dorman '17 and John Brundage '17 decided to pass out candy to customers at Target.  Kate said that while they were the only four who were "caught in the act, there are many doing some great things this time of year!"

Thank you Dan Felice '07 for sharing this story.  We're so glad our students were able to share their kindness with an alum!

Entrance Exam  

The Entrance Exam is Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 a.m.

Visit by January 9, 2017 to register. St. Francis High School is a place where minds & spirits thrive and students achieve success. Core, honors, and AP coursework allow students to rise to the next level. And our supportive faculty inspire students to rise even higher.  
We welcome prospective parents on Tuesdays for coffee and a tour of St. Francis High School. Tuesday Tours are from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for parents of prospective freshmen and transfer students. Please call Maureen Isphording, Director of Admissions at (630) 668-5800 x1120 to reserve your space or with any questions.  We also encourage prospective students to visit St. Francis High School for a Shadow Day.  Please visit to register.  

Save the Date and Plan to Attend

Ensuring Our Future Auction
Saturday, March 11, 2017
(Spyglass Athletic Center)
Register online starting February 1, 2017
For additional information contact Debbie at

Alumni Homecoming Weekend
The Alumni Association thanks all who volunteered for and participated in their fall events.  Committees are already assembling and meeting to plan an Alumni Weekend for next fall.  Any alumni interested in volunteering for the golf outing, tailgate or Mass should contact Becky Feltes '97 Fischesser at
Save the Date - 2017 Alumni Reunion Weekend
Friday September 29 
28 th  Annual Alumni Golf Outing, 9:00 a.m.
Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 1
Alumni Mass honoring Distinguished Alumni, 10:00 a.m. 
(More details to follow in the coming months)

The support we received on #GivingTuesday was amazing!  
Through your generosity, we were able to surpass our original goal and raise $21,790 for the St. Francis High School Scholarship Fund. 

We are so thankful to all of our donors and for the matching donations from Wheaton Bank & Trust and The Ahern Family at Cassidy Tire & Service.
Your gifts demonstrate your belief in the importance of the Catholic, college-prep education that our faculty and staff deliver.

If you were unable to participate in our #GivingTuesday campaign and would like to contribute to the St. Francis High School Scholarship Fund  please use the link below.



Quick Links
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**NEW: Please find the link to Condolences on our website under the Alumni and Parents sections

Upcoming Events
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December 23-
January 6
Christmas Break
January 9
School Resumes

January 14
Entrance Exam
8:00 a.m.

January 16
Martin Luther King Day
No School

January 17
Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 p.m.

January 26
Wine Social

January 29
SFSO Mass & Brunch
Board of Directors Retreat

January 30 - February 3
Catholic Schools Week

February 2
All-School Liturgy

February 17-20
President's Day Break
No School

February 26
Band Concert

70th Birthday Party
October 7, 2017


St. Francis High School, 2130 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone (630)668-5800 | Fax (630) 668-5893 |