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Faith

Saint Frances Academy is a Roman Catholic school rooted in the traditions and chrism of the Oblate Sisters of Providence. The Academy's original mission in 1828 was to "Teach the children of slaves to read the Bible." From its very foundation Saint Frances Academy sought to draw its students closer to Christ and His Holy Word.

Today, we live out that chrism by honoring our students' varied doctrinal beliefs while developing their understanding of one true God. Therefore, even though we possess an uncompromising Catholic identity, we embrace and celebrate the diversity of faith traditions present in our student body and faculty.

To that end, all of our students fully participate in the religious instruction and prayer life of the school. Prayer is central to our teaching philosophy. Each morning and afternoon, the entire school community gathers in our historic Chapel for the sole purpose of placing ourselves solemnly in the presence of our God. All of our classes, lunch periods and activities start in prayer and when possible, our students are encouraged to lead themselves and the school community in prayer. In other words, we put God on their minds before they go to class and we place God in their hearts before we send them home in the afternoon.

Mother Mary Lange, pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!

For more information on the Christian life at St. Frances Academy, visit the links below: