Thank you for your interest in St. Francis Xavier School! We are a faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of education, cultivating excellence in mind, body and spirit. Our ultimate goal is to send forth our children to be Kids for Others. We are fortunate to have a strong community of parents, teachers and students that support our school. Please see below for more information about our Admissions Process, Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions.
Application Timeline: 2024-2025 School Year
There will be a Preschool and Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday, October 24th.
Applications will open for the 2024-2025 school year on Wednesday, November 1st.
Gesell Observation will begin for Kindergarten applicants.
Preschool and Kindergarten applicants will be notified in mid-February of acceptance.
Re-enrollment for current students begins at the end of February. Once the re-enrollment process is complete, 1st-8th Grade applicants will begin undergoing in-house educational screening and the applicants and their parents will meet with our Principal.
Acceptances for 1st-8th Grade will begin in mid-March and will continue throughout the summer.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Frequently Asked Questions
IS ST. FRANCIS XAVIER ABLE TO ACCEPT ALL APPLICANTS TO THE SCHOOL?
St. Francis Xavier School gives first preference in admission to our current families who have incoming children, Catholic students of families registered and active in St. Francis Xavier Parish; Catholic students in other parishes and then 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. 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.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO VISIT THE SCHOOL?
If you'd like to schedule a school tour, please contact our Admissions Director, Lisa Appelbe. We will also have a Preschool and Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday, October 24th from 8:00 - 9:30 am.
HOW MANY OPENINGS YOU WILL HAVE IN A SPECIFIC GRADE?
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. Once re-enrollment is complete we have more accurate understanding of how many seats will be available. When considering the applicant pool, St. Francis Xavier follows the priority list for acceptance.
CAN WE APPLY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR?
WHEN WILL MY APPLICATION BE ASSESSED?
Kindergarten applicants will go through a Gesell Observation. These screenings will begin in January. You will be contacted by the Admissions Office of your screening times in mid December once your completed application has been submitted. Preschool and Kindergarten applications will then be assessed in mid February and any available seats will be filled at that time. 1st grade – 8th grade will be contacted by the Admissions Office to schedule their testing and interviews. This will begin in mid March.
WHEN WILL WE KNOW IF OUR CHILD HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?
Preschool and Kindergarten acceptances will begin in mid-February. 1st grade – 8th grade acceptances will start in mid-March and continue through the summer.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE?
To schedule a tour of our campus, please email our Admissions Director, Lisa Appelbe. Tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
PLEASE NOTE: All applications for the 2024-2025 School Year will be accepted into the Admissions Office on November 1st, 2023.
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Phone: (602) 266-5364
Fax: (602) 279-0423
St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Catholic Elementary School
4715 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
St. Francis Xavier School, a faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of superior education, cultivates excellence in mind, body, and spirit sending forth Kids for Others.