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 x222

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 - 2018-2019

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

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School Pick Up Procedures

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School - Dismissal Procedures

St. Francis by the Sea Extended Care Registration Form

St. Francis by the Sea Extended Care Projected Attendance

St. Francis Catholic School - Hot Lunch Information

2018-2019 FSA Committee Interest Form

Mrs. Gaherty's Second Grade class is preparing for First Holy Communion this year.  They have been busy studying the Saints and on All Saint's Day, they had their annual Saints Presentation.  They did an awesome job and one can tell they have been studying hard and are well prepared.

Breakfast with Santa

Friday, December 14th in the Family Center

SFCS Advent Music Concert

Thursday, December 20th at 6 p.m. in the Gymnasium

Did You Know . . .

That St. Francis Catholic School has a used uniform closet?  We have a wide selection of new and gently used articles of clothing for Pre-K through Eighth Grade.  These items are all donated back to the school and are free for any family/child who wants them.  Before you buy new uniforms, please come check out what we have in stock.  Or if you have any uniforms that do not fit your child anymore, please bring them to the school office to be offered to someone else. 

 Save the Date!

Our 2019 St. Francis Catholic School Gala will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at the Sonesta Resort.  The theme will be Disco. 

We are currently looking for live and silent auction items for the Gala.  We are trying to get vacation rentals, both local and away.  Please contact the School Office at 843-581-6501.  Thank you!

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 keychain cards have been discontinued.  Please take a few minutes to link your phone number to the school so we will continue to receive donations from Publix.  Create an account with your phone number by clicking on this link and link to the school on the "Publix Partners" page. 

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.

Golden Warriors Three-peat National Academic Award

The John Paul II Catholic School baseball team has been awarded the Team Academic Excellence Award by the American Baseball Coaches Association.  They were one of only four high schools in South Carolina to earn the award.  Nationally, the award was given to 93 high schools.  The JPII team accumulated a team GPA of 4.142.  This is the third year in a row the team has been recognized.

Contributing team members included:

Class of 2018 - Tommy Kender, Jack Jolley, Mark Tigges, and Brad Tigges

Senior:  Adrian Skipper

Juniors:  Colin Doering, Josh Horton, and Ray Johnson

Sophomores:  Hayden Jennings and Tripp Currier

Freshman:  Walker Taylor

Save the Date!

John Paul II Pub Night

November 3, 2018

6 p.m.

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


John Paul II Catholic School




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