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.

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

St. Francis by the Sea Middle School students participated in the Box of Joy Program again this year.  Each student packed a box full of toiletries, school supplies, toys, and candy to send to a child in a developing country.  On the final day of the project, June Lawrence from Cross Catholic Outreach came to talk about her first hand experience of the blessings the Boxes of Joy bring.  Thank you to everyone who participated this year in filling a box.  Our students loved participating in a project that was so personal and they are looking forward to helping bring the love of Jesus to even more children next year.

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SFCS FSA 2018 - "Irish Masquerade" Gala Dinner, Dance, and Auction to benefit the students of Saint Francis Catholic School will be on March 17, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Marriott Resort in Palmetto Dunes.  This Gala will be featuring music by Ross Brown and the Brown Adventure.

Watch the website and our Church bulletin for tickets sales.

If you are interested in supporting St. Francis Catholic School with a Sponsorship or Donation, you may click on this link to access donation information or you may contact Lauren Reilley at 843-338-6767 or you may e-mail her at

 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.


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John Paul II Catholic School