CSW2013: St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope


Servant Hearts Grow in Park Slope


Since 1914, St. Francis Xavier School in Park Slope has provided a faith-filled, value-centered Catholic education with high academic standards and expectations.
We are accredited by the Middle States Association and offer a five-day nursery school as well as classes for pre-k-4 through grade eight. Parents have the option of enrolling three- and four-year-olds in programs for a half-day or full-day session. Universal pre-kindergarten is also available.
The dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a challenging, structured, creative and caring environment where children can obtain the necessary skills for success in high school and college.
In addition to developing each student’s talents and abilities, St. Francis Xavier School encourages good study habits, leadership qualities and sound decision-making skills, along with a respect for life within a faith community and beyond. Service projects, coordinated by Student Council members, help raise community concern and awareness. The school community has collected food for the homeless to benefit CHIPS (Christian Help In Park Slope); raised funds for Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude’s Hospital and Covenant House; made donations to the Catholic Missions, flood victims in Haiti, schools in Africa and fire victims in California; and cleaned litter around the school and church buildings in honor of Earth Day.
We are proud to offer an after-school program as well as after-school clubs, including music, drama, crafts and Spanish. For sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students who excel in reading and math, we offer the Aquinas Club, an educational enrichment program.
For more information, you can visit the school during its open house on Sunday, Jan. 27, following the 12:15 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. Open houses are also held every Thursday, 9-10 a.m., and during Catholic Schools Week on 
Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 31. To learn more, log onto our website at www.sfxsparkslope.org.