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 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 Talent Show Entry Form

2018-2019 FSA Committee Interest Form

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:

1.  Sesson 1 - Co-Ed Basketball Camp (grades 2 - 4 as of August 2018) - June 11 - 15 - 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

2.  Sesson 2 - Cheerleading Camp (grades 2 - 5 as of August 2018) - June 18 - 22 - 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

3.  Session 3 - Boy's Basketball Camp (grades 5 - 8 as of August 2018) - June 18 - 22 - 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

4.  Session 4 - Girl's Basketball Camp (grades 5 - 8 as of August 2018) - June 25 - 29 - 9 a.m. until 11 am.

5.  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


Mrs. Gaherty's second grade class had their May Crowning during our May 16th school Mass.  The students wore their First Holy Communion attire for the occasion.  The second graders were cantors, readers, and gift bearers during the Mass.  It was a beautiful tradition that our second graders really enjoy participating in.

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.


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


John Paul II Catholic School