St. Francis Catholic School

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St Francis Catholic School

25 Years of Growing Together in Faith and Knowledge

Pre-K through grade 8

Contact: Principal, Brian Pope – 843-681-6501 x222

St. Francis Catholic School is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year.  There will be many activities this school year to celebrate so keep
reading the Bulletin and follow us on Facebook.  We are excited to be celebrating 25 years of growing together in faith and knowledge.  The SFCS administration, staff, students and parents would like to thank everyone who has helped us get to where we are today. 

St. Francis Catholic School’s Annual Gala

“25 Years of Howling at the Moon”

Dear Parents,

To help continue St. Francis’s rich tradition of community, we hope you will consider attending our “25 Years of Howling at the Moon Gala”.  This is our main fundraiser for the entire school year. In 2019, our Gala raised over $40,000. Every dollar raised was channeled back into the school to continue to enhance the overall experience at St. Francis. Please join friends, fellow parents and parishioners for a “Howling at the Moon Gala” at Fish Island at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

We can’t do this event without you. We are asking each family to take part in the Gala. There are a variety of ways to help - find a gala sponsor, ask a local business for a silent auction item or advertisement, or donate your time to help with the planning and execution of the gala. Together, we can help our school carry out its mission of faith, integrity and scholarship.

Attached within this Gala Packet you will find a breakdown of areas where we need your help.  Included is information on business solicitation for auction items, advertisement, sponsorship information, and volunteers needed.   

Tickets are limited and will go on sale Monday, January 24th to Friday, March 11th, in the school and church offices.    Individual gala tickets will be $75 per person or $500 for a reserved table of 8.  We hope to see you there!  


Megan Drescher and Julie Pavlick

2022 Gala Committee Chairs

Gala Sign Up Sheet

Gala Sponsor Form

Gala Donation Receipt

Gala Donation Letter

St. Francis Catholic School is Looking for Substitute Teachers!

The school is looking for substitutes for the next school year.  Please contact Brian Pope if you are interested.

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 2021-2022 Admissions Policy and our 2021-2022 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. 255.

St. Francis Catholic School Advisory Council

Reverend Michael Oenbrink - Pastor - St. Francis by the Sea

Father Ron Farrell - Pastor - Holy Family Catholic Church

Brian Pope - Principal - St. Francis Catholic School

Connie Killeen - Co-Facilitator, Catholic Identity, & Member of Pastoral Council

Susan Sherry - Finance

Bob Gregory - Safety

Lois McCue - Technology

Kelly Jolley - Technololgy - Chairman

Susan Graziano - Secretary

Jodi Krepfle - Enrollment - Chairman

Megan Drescher - FSA Liaison

Don Creamer - Parish Finance Liaison

Bertha Camposano - Enrollment

Lisa Sisko - Development , Pastoral Parish Council

St. Francis by the Sea Catholic School Academic Calendar - 2021-2022

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

  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. 

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


The St. Francis Catholic School Value Card is a great way to support local businesses while receiving a discount!  Purchase one for your family now!  They make great gifts for family, friends, and co-workers.  Click on this link to access the form to fill out or you may stop by our school office to purchase one.  We will be selling them after Mass in the next coming weeks, so watch the weekly updates and bulletin for more information.

How does the card work . . .

Present your Island Value Card and receive a promotional discount each time you visit any of the restaurants and retailers below:

Mellow Mushroom - HHI/Bluffton - 10% Captain Woody's - HHI/Bluffton - 15% Namaste Spa & Boutique - 20%
New York City Pizza - 10% Fiesta Fresh Mexican  Grill - 10% NTB Tire Service Center of HHI - 10/15%
SERG Restaurant Group - 10% Hinchney's Chicago Bar & Grill - 15% SERG Takeout Kitchen - 10%
Scenic Paddle - 20% Letters - HHI/Bluffton - 10% Tio's Latin American Kitchen - 10%
Uniform Work and Sport - 10% Mangiamos Hilton Head Pizza Company - 10% Zaxby's of Hilton Head - 10%
ACE Hardware of Hilton Head - 10% Coastal Restaurants & Bars - 10% GT International Cafe - 20%
Jersey Mike's Subs - 10% Main Street Auto Wash - $4 off Gold Wash  

Island Value Card promotion cannot be combined with other offers and some exclusions apply.  See the card for details.  Once use per day at each participating restaurant/retailer.  Card expires April 1, 2022.





St. Francis Catholic School





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