Saint Francis High School

Saint Francis High School is a diverse, co-educational, Catholic, college preparatory school centrally located in Mountain View, California and focused on educating the whole person in the tradition of Holy Cross.

With a proven reputation for excellence in academics, athletics and the arts, Saint Francis prepares students for the rigors of college and the challenges of global citizenship. Saint Francis is a uniquely vibrant and spirited community where students are motivated by high expectations and enduring Christian values, and where every student has an opportunity to excel in the three facets of our Holy Cross mission.

Mission and Vision

In the tradition of the Catholic Church and the spirit of Holy Cross, Saint Francis High School is committed to providing the finest college-preparatory program in an inclusive family environment, encouraging students to achieve their highest potential through:

  • Spiritual development, which expresses their Christian values in the convictions of their heart and the actions of their hands;
  • Intellectual development, which translates their knowledge and skills into independent and creative thinking;
  • Social development, which transforms their activities and experiences into leadership in and service to the community.

Our students become Holy Cross men and women who are uniquely prepared for college, service and leadership. Holy Cross men and women are people of integrity who discover their God-given talents, respect the dignity of every person, celebrate family and bring hope to others.

The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning, that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.