Arts & Culture

Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, made teaching the arts a priority for every school he founded. Beginning with the Lancer Band in 1955, Saint Francis High School has prioritized both performing and visual arts, now offering a wide variety of disciplines for students to pursue. Our artists bring unique individual expression to our campus and community, mindfully integrating their creativity and Holy Cross values to their work.

Performing Arts


Dancers of all levels are invited to participate in the dance program. The dance curriculum encompasses instruction in technique as well as historical studies for various dance styles, including ballet, jazz and modern dance.


Students in the drama program explore all aspects of the theater, from performance to technical crew. Many Saint Francis alumni have gone on to pursue successful professional careers in television and theater.


Saint Francis High School is a comprehensive band program boasting Concert, Symphonic, Marching, and Jazz Bands, as well as chamber ensembles and winter percussion. All bands travel every year and participate in a wide variety of competitions, festivals, and community events. Each year, Saint Francis High School sends musicians to honor ensembles, including National Catholic Honor Band, Santa Clara Honor Band, and California All State bands. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to join!



The choral program at Saint Francis High School provides students with strong musicianship skills and builds performance technique through our four-year comprehensive program. Choirs at Saint Francis are award-winning, internationally acclaimed groups for both sacred and secular music. Musicians of all levels are invited to join!



Visual Arts

Art is a way to make contact with your soul. It is important to find that space and time for reverie and total absorption.

- Sylvan Adams, art teacher

Fine Arts & Digital Arts

Students in the visual arts program explore the world around them through both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Our artists curate their personal voice through traditional mediums as well as using industry leading technology. Saint Francis High School visual artists receive Best in Show awards annually and are accepted to top art schools nationwide, including RISD, UCLA, Pratt, and Otis.


Saint Francis High School is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Federal Tax ID# 94-1337628

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