Catholic Schools

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

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.

St. Francis Catholic School Advisory Council

Rev. Michael Oenbrink (Pastor)
 Brian Pope (Principal)
 Susan Sherry (Facilitator)
 Mike Flint (Co-Facilitator)
 Bob Doyle
 Connie Killeen
 Lois McCue
 Jerry Manuel
 Brad Simpson

St. Francis Catholic School Org Chart

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

Belk Charity Sale

It is time for the Belk Charity Sale again!  If you shop at Belk, donate $5 to the school, and receive a coupon worth $5 off your purchase at Belk at their shopping event on November 4th from 6 am. to 10 a.m.  You can also shop anytime the week prior and set aside your items with payment information to be charged on the 4th. Then pick them up at your convenience anytime that day.  Great for early Christmas shopping!  One coupon per item, but feel free to purchase as many coupons for as many items as you like.  All proceeds of the coupons go directly to St. Francis Catholic School.  Belk Charity Coupons are available in the school office right now! 

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


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.

JPII Pub Night, an inaugural Fall Feast, is October 28th at the school's Athletic Center.  Enjoy the sounds of a great local band, The Chiggers, while savoring the tastes from Downtown Deli & Catering from Bluffton.  The evening will include silent and live auctions, dinner, and a beer garden.  We invite you to bid on unique auction items, dance the evening away, and enjoy the company of your friends from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Make your reservations now by clicking on this link.






Congratulations to the JPII Baseball Team! 

For the Second year in a row, the John Paul II Golden Warriors baseball team has been named an American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award Winner.  JPII was one of only 60 High School nationwide to receive this honor.

John Paul II's Varsity Baseball Program was eligible to apply for the award as Head Coach, Pete Birmingham, is a current member and the team maintained the required minimum GPA.  In fact, the team's 2016-2017 academic year grade average far surpassed the minimum 83% that was required.

Congratulations Players!

John Paul II Catholic School