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.

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 Catholic School's Newsletter - The Weekly Howl

St. Francis Catholic School - Hot Lunch Information

St. Francis Catholic School had a great turn out for the 35th annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on March 11th.  Students and parents walked the parade route handing out candy while Mr. Pope drove one of our school buses that was decorated for the occasion. 

A great time was had by all.

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.


Mega Yard Sale Fundraiser to Benefit John Paul II Catholic School Prom Fund!

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

John Paul II Catholic High School

4211 N. Okatie Highway, Ridgeland

9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Rain or Shine!  (Indoor School Location if necessary)

Clean out your closets, Garage, & Attic and donate items to benefit JPII Catholic High School


Congratulations to JPII Junior, Victoria Etheridge, on being crowned Miss South Carolina Teen America.  She won a $1,000 scholarship and her entry paid into the Miss Teen America pageant in San Antonio, Texas this summer.  Not surprisingly, she was also selected Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.


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


John Paul II Catholic School