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St. Francis Preschool

525 W. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083

(760) 630-7964


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

St. Francis of Assisi Parish School identifies message, community, service, and worship as the educational foundation upon which a partnership of home and school is built. Recognizing parents as primary educators, and teachers as facilitators for learning, our students develop within an educational program rooted in Catholic faith that imparts knowledge, values, and life skills according to the individual needs and abilities of each child. Education is a process that transcends the immediate future and with this shared vision, we strive to instill in our students a life-long commitment and societal responsibility to the Christian ideals of peace, justice, equality, and respect for all life.

Mission Statement

St. Francis of Assisi Parish School is called to provide a nurturing environment where students can grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, psychologically and physically. Through a dedicated partnership of parish, parents, and educators, we strive to prepare our students to become productive, global citizens of the twenty-first century. Placed within the foundation of our philosophy, we share the vision and common goal of Excellence in Catholic Education.

(excerpted from website)

A Typical Day

We start each day with age appropriate prayers of adoration and thanksgiving, to include singing and movement, as we praise God.

Concrete, hands-on activities and experiences are planned according to a calendar of themes and units relevant to the child, which provides meaningful learning. Field trips and special events are also planned to enhance the preschool curriculum.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school