St. Francis Catholic School

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 is planning for a regular “on-site” opening for August 18th. Due to the COVID-19 virus, certain procedures will change, but we feel strongly that we can comply with the recommendations from the Diocese of Charleston in order to open safely and support our students’ development and learning. The full plan of procedural changes will be circulated once they are completed.


A few of our grades have waiting lists, but we are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. On-site tours are available by appointment. To set up an appointment please contact the school at 843-681-6501 or email our principal, Mr. Brian Pope.

For more information on the Safe Access to Flexible Education Grants (SAFE), please click on the above photo.

Welcome to our new Fifth Grade Teacher, Mrs. Lesley Brewster. She may look familiar to some  of your since she was one of our substitute teachers last year.  We are truly blessed to have Lesley joing us full-time this year.  Mrs. Brewster is very excited to be working with her Fifth Grade Rock Stars.

The School's Safety Committee would welcome additional members to help with the "School Safety and Emergency Response Plan".  Our focus is on Threat Assessment, Emergency Preparedness, Violence Prevention, Response and Recovery.  Protecting our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority.  If interested in assisting in this endeavor, please contact Mr. Brian Pope (843)681-6501 or Bob Gregory (Committee Chair) (843)682-3348.

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.

Please click here for our 2020-2021 Admissions Policy and our 2020-2021 Application Packet.  Applications are also available in the school office.  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 - SFCC)

Father Ron Farrell (Pastor - HFCC)

Brian Pope (Principal)

Jennifer McGlynn (Assistant Principal)

Susan Sherry (Co-Facilitator)

Connie Killeen (Co-Facilitator/Catholic Identity)

Bob Gregory (Safety)

Lois McCue (Technology)

Jerry Manuel (Development)

Meredith Johnson (Enrollment)

Mandy White (Enrollment)

Kelly Jolley (Parish Council Representative)

Donna Bafundo (Development)

Susan Graziano (Secretary)

Jodi Krepfle (Enrollment)

Megan Drescher (FSA Facilitator)

St. Francis Catholic School Advisory Organizational Chart 2019

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School Academic Calendar - 2019-2020

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

St. Francis FSA Webpage

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

Mrs. Safe's "Read for Fun" summer reading program is in full swing with students in Kindergarten through 5th grade participating.  Every two weeks, students can check in with their reading progress and earn a prize.  The goal is for students to read and log 2 hours of reading each week for a total of 20 hours during the summer.  Students are allowed to choose what to read.  Happy Reading!

  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. 

Saint Francis Catholic School Annual Fund

Supports families needing school tuition assistance

GOAL:  $100,000

FUND TO DATE:  $43,298

Please contribute to the Annual Fund.  Consider giving beyond your offertory gifts.  Sponsor a child to receive a Catholic education.  Thank you for supporting OUR SCHOOL, OUR FUTURE.

For more photos of St. Francis Catholic School, please click on this link.

Tutors are needed!

For Upper-Elementary Students

Coming in during school hours to help students one-on-one with their classwork.  A little bit of your time makes a big difference to our students!  Call Ms. McGlynn at 843-681-6501

SFCS Art Department is looking for "Oui" glass yogurt jars and mouse pads (new or used).  They will be used for projects during the year.

Also, the school is in need of gently used or new tennis balls to be used on chair and desk legs.  They may be brought to the school office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.


2019 - 2020 SFCS FSA Partner Programs



St. Francis earns 2% on all Harris Teeter brand products. The program runs August through May.  You must RE-ENROLL YOUR CARD EACH AUGUST for the school year.  You can do so three different ways:  online or at any Harris Teeter customer service desk using our school code which is 1685, or e-mail Tina Rohr with your account's last name and phone number.

Create an account on the Kroger website and link your Kroger Plus Card to the school.  Kroger Community Rewards donates to various organizations in the community and SFCS shoppers will earn a percentage of that back for the school each quarter.  Our school code is PS347.

 Look for the Box Tops Logo on hundreds of participating grocery, office, or drug store products.  This year, the company will begin phasing out the cutout coupons and start using a receipt scan system.  Download the free app and create an account.  Then scan your receipt each time you purchase Box Tops products - so easy!  You may also give your receipt to the school office for an FSA representative to scan.  If you buy a product that still has the old cutout coupon, please cut the Box Tops coupon out and send them into the school.  There will be a container to collect Box Tops in each classroom, as well as the in the Church Narthex.  In addition, the program periodically has bonus points available through the app or via the website.

The charitable arm of the well-known company will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases back to the school.  It uses the same shopping platform and offers the same products as the normal website.  Just link your Amazon account to the school by clicking on this linkThen do all of your Amazon shopping through Amazon Smile!

The school earns money year round on all grocery sales.  They have phased out the Publix Partner Cards and converted to a system based on your phone number.  You must first create an account on the Publix website and then link it to the school on the Publix Partners page.  Enter your phone number on the keypad at the checkout before your purchase is complete each time you shop.  The school automatically gets tagged for that purchase.

When you make a purchase on the first Wednesday of every month using your linked Parker's PumpPal card, their "Fueling the Community" program donates 1 cent per gallon of gas to the charity that you designate.  For more information, please click on this link.

Shoparoo is a free app for smartphones and tablets that lets anyone turn pictures of shopping receipts into donations to our school.  Just take a quick moment to snap a picture of your grocery store or drug store receipts, and you've made an instant cash donation to St. Francis Catholic School.  It's private and there's no need for participants to provide sensitive information.  Get started immediately by downloading the Shoparoo app, selecting our school and snapping a picture of your first receipt!  Click on this link for more information.

Purium, our newest partner is a USDA certified organic superfood manufacturer located in southern California.  They have been in business for over 25 years and have made the prestigious Inc. 5000 list the last four years in a row.  They offer guaranteed weight loss, athletic, family, and lifestyle programs made of certified organic, non-gmo, vegan, whole food superfoods.

Most importantly, when you use our gift card code SFCSHEALTH on the Purium website each and every purchase will be connected to St. Francis, and Purium then donates 20% of every purchase for life!  Get healthy and support St. Francis at the same time!  Any questions, please e-mail Deena.

Participating Coca-Cola products (sodas, Powerade, lemonade, and tea) will have a number inside the cap or box.  These codes are entered online for cash which is then donated to the school.  You can enter codes online yourself or send them in to the container at your school in your child's classroom or to the container in the narthex in the Church.  Click here for more information.

Belk stores now hold a charity event three times a year in which shoppers can purchase discount coupons in advance for $5 each.  Then the day of the sale, each coupon entitles them to $5 off the price of any item in the store, in addition to the already reduced sale prices.  In the end, the school keep 100% of the money from our coupon sales.

St. Francis Catholic School





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