Saint Francis School

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Saint Francis School
Group, Saint Francis School, 1899, photograph by Brother Bertram.jpg
2707 Pamoa Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
United States
Coordinates 21°18′17″N 157°48′48″W / 21.304778°N 157.813400°W / 21.304778; -157.813400Coordinates: 21°18′17″N 157°48′48″W / 21.304778°N 157.813400°W / 21.304778; -157.813400
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Quality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy.
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic Church (Franciscan
Patron saint(s) Saint Francis of Assisi
Established 1924
Founder Sisters of Saint Francis
Head of school Dr. Casey Asato
Grades PK–12
Enrollment 450
Average class size 20
Campus Manoa, Hawaii
Color(s) Carolina Blue & White         
Team name Saints
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges;[1] Western Catholic Education Association; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
Newspaper Ke 'Alakai
Yearbook The Troubadour
Tuition $13,000/year 9th-12th

Saint Francis School is a private Roman Catholic school located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities. With an enrollment limited to just over 500 in grades PK through 12, Saint Francis School offers an education based on academic promise and does not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion or socioeconomic status. Students from all over Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Asia and around the world reap the benefits of our academically sound curriculum which develops the whole person: mind, body and spirit.


The school started at Saint Francis Convent in 1924 to educate young women who joined the Franciscan Sisters. It was founded in memory of Mother Marianne Cope, who came to Hawai‘i in 1883 with six other Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities in answer to the call for aid of victims of this disease by King David Kalākaua.[2]

In the fall of 2006, the school announced that it will be a co-ed school. The school became fully co-ed in school year 2012-2013.


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ "Saint Francis school turns 80". Honolulu Advertiser. August 7, 2004. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
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