Frequently Asked Questions


  • St. Francis Xavier School gives first preference in admission to Catholic students of families registered and active in St. Francis Xavier Parish; secondly, to Catholic students in other parishes; thirdly, to students of other faiths.

    Note: Catholic families who are moving from out of town and who are enrolled in a Catholic school will be brought in at in-parish category if they enroll in the parish.

    Within these categories, students will be admitted according to date of application. All applications are evaluated for academic readiness. Accommodation for students with special academic or physical needs can be made only within the limits of our resources.

    If a student develops an academic or physical need while enrolled at St. Francis Xavier School, and the need cannot be addressed within the limited resources, school personnel will assist the family in finding an appropriate learning environment that can address the need.

    St. Francis Xavier does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.


  • You may join us for Pledge and Prayer, tour our campus, observe in the classrooms and have your questions answered by our Teachers and Principal. If you’d like to view the campus, please email mary.musgrove@sfxphx.org.  We encourage you to tour our campus. To schedule a tour please email Mary DeFrancesco Musgrove at mary.musgrove@sfxphx.org.


  • There is no way for the Admissions Office to anticipate the number of openings that will be available for the coming school year. Current student re-enrollment is not complete until mid-March. Also, family transfers often happen late in the school year or over summer break.

    When considering the applicant pool, St. Francis Xavier follows the priority list for acceptance, but the number of siblings and parishioners seeking spots will not be known until the end of the application period.


  • Those instances would be considered on a case by case basis. Please email Mary DeFrancesco Musgrove at mary.musgrove@sfxphx.org.


  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade will go through a Gesell observation. These screenings will begin in January. You will be contacted by the Admissions Office of your screening times, once your completed application has been submitted.

    Preschool applicants can begin tours in January and February, and have meet and greets with the Preschool teachers.

    2nd grade – 8th grade will be contacted by the Admissions Office, once their completed application is submitted, to schedule their testing and interviews. This will begin in mid March.


  • Preschool and Kindergarten acceptances will begin in mid-February. 1st grade – 8th grade acceptances will start in mid-March and continue through the summer. Priority will be given to completed applications and by date received in the Admissions Office.


  • The best form of communication is by email. Admissions is an extremely busy time of year: please allow twenty-four business hours for an email reply and fourty-eight business hours for a return phone call.

    Please email Mary DeFrancesco Musgrove at mary.musgrove@sfxphx.org for further questions regarding admissions.