Catholic Schools

A catholic school education is available for children at these facilities:

St Francis Catholic School

Pre-K through grade 8

Contact: Principal, Brian Pope – 843-681-6501 x223

St. Francis Catholic School on Hilton Head Island, SC, supports the Hilton Head/Bluffton communities in the Diocese of Charleston, SC. This includes the parishes of St. Francis by the Sea and Holy Family.

St. Francis Catholic School’s mission is to nurture its students’ spiritual and intellectual growth in an authentically Catholic community committed to academic excellence.

St. Francis Catholic School’s Values:

  • We value faith formation.
  • We value quality academics.
  • We value community.
  • We value a nurturing and disciplined environment.
  • We value a variety of opportunities and enrichment activities for our students.

St. Francis Catholic School's Objectives:

In order to implement our mission we strive:

  1. To help children grow and mature in their faith-life through participation in the sacramental life of the Church.
  2. To teach authentic Catholic doctrine in accordance with the Magisterium of the Church.
  3. To provide each student with a solid academic background, using the best available teaching methods, materials, and technology.
  4. To encourage each student to become self-disciplined through a consistent, fair, and structured environment.
  5. To help each child to develop intellectually in order to meet the demands of society and to make valid choices based on truth.
  6. To instill in each child a concern and awareness for the oppressed and needy, motivating him/her to action and service.

Our hope is that every graduate of St. Francis Catholic School is a person of FAITH, INTEGRITY, and SCHOLARSHIP.

Registration for new students for the 2018-2019 school year began on Monday, February 26th.  For a copy of our Application procedure and registration information 2018, please click here.  Applications are available in the school office or you may click on this link to download a copy.  To tour the school, please contact our registrar, Sister Kathleen Kane, at 843-681-6350, ext. 266.

School Summer office hours will begin the week of June 18th.  Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and  Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and by appointment.

St. Francis Catholic School Advisory Council

Reverend Michael Oenbrink (Pastor)

Brian Pope (Principal)

Susan Sherry (School Advisory Board Facilitator & Enrollment)

Katie Bolchoz ( FSA Board Facilitator)

Brad Simpson (Ownership/Governance/Staffing)

Connie Killeen (Catholic Identity)

Lois McCue (Curriculum/Technology)

Mike Flint (Facilities)

Bob Doyle (Finance)

Jerry Manuel (Development)

St. Francis Catholic School Advisory Organizational Chart 2017

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School Academic Calendar - 2017-2018

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School Academic Calendar - 2018-2019

St. Francis Catholic School's Newsletter - The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Hot Lunch Information

2018-2019 FSA Committee Interest Form

You're Invited to join us on August 30, 2018

for the

"Lowcountry Community Dinner for Catholic Education"

to benefit scholarship programs for Lowcountry Catholic Schools

St. Francis Multi-Purpose Facility

6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.


Mayor Lisa Sulka

The Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston, will be in attendance


Teacher Recognition

JPII, Saint Peter, SGGCS, and St. Francis



Honoring Mr. Wlliam Gabrielson

As the 2018 Recipient of the Lowcountry Award for Excellence in Catholic Education

$125 Per Person, Limited Seating Available

$850 a table and seating of 8

Please make your reservation and payment to your Parish or School

Checks may be made out to St. Francis

Congratulations St. Francis Catholic School Class of 2018! 

Congratulations to the 25 students who graduated from St. Francis School on Friday, June 1st.  It was another beautiful mass and ceremony.  Out of our Class of 2018, 11 graduates received SCISA's George Grice Eighth Grade Scholar Award, 9 students earned the South Carolina Junior Scholar Award, and 4 students were awarded the President's Education Award for Academic Excellence.  Congratulations to all of our graduates as they move on to the next chapter of their lives.  May they continue to choose to live a life of faith, scholarship, and integrity.

Mrs. Boudreaux's seventh graders had a great time with their Egg Drop competition on Monday, June 4th.  Thank you to the Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue Officers from Station 6 who brought their ladder truck to drop the student science projects!  Seven student projects survived the final drop of 75 feet:  Mary Clare Burke, Jehanne Marie Arnal, Makenna Mason, Jude Roman, Mitchell Watson, Annabelle Corbitt, and Cynthia Gudaitis.  Way to go!

Grand Prize - "Eggonomical" Award - Mary Clare Burke - Awarded to the device that is the most practical and most successful.

Eggelicious Award - Jehanne Marie Arnal - Awarded to the device that is the most creative and unique.   This award is to be determined by the judges.

Humpty Dumpty Award - Connor Olivolo - Awarded to the device with the egg that breaks in the most spectacular fashion.

Fireman Award - Cynthia Gudaitis - Determined by the Fireman based on practicality, success, and creativity.

Registration Packets for SFCS Sports Camps and Summer Camp are available in the School Office

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School Summer Sports Camp Dates:

  Session 5 - Volleyball Camp -(grades 5 - 8 as of August 2018) - August 13 - 17 - 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

All camps will be held in the St. Francis Catholic School Gym

Please click on this link to download a copy of the Camp Registration Packet


 Save the Date!

Our 2019 St. Francis Catholic School Gala will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at the Sonesta Resort.  Check back here periodically for updates.  Hope to see you there!

For more photos of St. Francis Catholic School, please click on this link.

Partner Program Cards

Don't forget to re-link your partner program cards!  This is an easy way for the school to earn money.  Last year, St. Francis received almost $5,000 from our partner programs.  The codes are as follows:

Harris Teeter - 1685

Kroger - 36675

Publix cards are available i the Parish and School Offices.

Keep clipping those Box Tops too! 

St. Francis Catholic School



St. John Paul II Catholic School

Grade 7 through 12

Mission Statement

John Paul II Catholic School is committed to preparing students with diverse learning abilities for the challenges of life through intellectual, physical, and spiritual programs that advance academic excellence, leadership, a healthy lifestyle, and service to others while fostering discipleship according to the traditions of the Catholic faith.


Excelling in Academics at John Paul II

Catholic School


As JPII continues to improve its academic program, it continues to expand and refine its AP curriculum. This month,  67 students are scheduled to take 141 AP exams. Last year, only the second administration of AP exams at the school, yielded an impressive 71 percentage of the students receiving a score of 3 or above!

 JPII will be offering 15 AP courses in 2018 - 2019: AP Environmental, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature  and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP European History,  AP Computer Science Principles, AP Art History, AP Studio Art and AP Music Theory.

 For more information about the JPII admissions’ process, please visit the John Paul II website at  or call (843) 645-3838.

During the Class of 2018's Baccalaureate and Honors Night, JPII announced its first John Paul II Catholic School named scholarship.  The St. Cecilia Music Ministry Scholarship, created by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Archer for a senior who has encompassed St. Cecilia's music ministry and her vision throughout their educational journey.  This scholarship was presented to Sam  Richardson, who will be attending Full Sail University. JPII's Music Director, Ms. Clare Archer, presented the scholarship.

For more photos of John Paul II Catholic School, please click on this link.


John Paul II Catholic School




Are You Still Working?

Your time to complete the form is about to expire due to inactivity. Please click "Continue Working" to complete the form and submit, otherwise your changes will be lost.

Your session will expire in 60 seconds.

Your session has expired

Your time to complete the form has expired due to inactivity. Please click the button below or refresh the page with your browser and try again.