St. Francis High School * Located Near Buffalo, NY*

4129 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, NY 14075
Tel: 716-627-1200
  • St. Francis High School is a Roman Catholic, Franciscan, college preparatory school that serves young men of diverse faiths and backgrounds.
  • Conducted by the Conventual Franciscan Friars, the entire school community works to develop the whole person through academic excellence, religious principles, and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
  • Imbued with the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we prepare young men to use their knowledge for the good of society and to see God in all people, especially the poor and neglected.
  • We envision graduates who will live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and become leaders who are known by their faith, critical thinking, service to others, integrity, self-discipline, concern for the environment, and an openness to lifelong learning.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
St. Francis HighBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationCatholicNon-denominational
Year Founded19271910
Campus Size67 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment520 students300 students
% Students of Color
15%
20%
% International Students
7%
20%
% Students Boarding
7%
66%
Average SAT Score1280* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1100 - 1280-
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size20 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:111:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1116
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$28,700$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$10,220$28,270
Tuition international students$44,000$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
65%
36%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
98%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMarc Smaldino

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1614
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

School Notes

  • St. Francis High School is a Roman Catholic, Franciscan, college preparatory school that serves young men of diverse faiths and backgrounds. Conducted by the Conventual Franciscan Friars, the entire school community works to develop the whole person through academic excellence, religious principles, and a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Imbued with the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we prepare young men to use their knowledge for the good of society and to see God in all people, especially the poor and neglected. We envision graduates who will live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and become leaders who are known by their faith, critical thinking, service to others, integrity, self-discipline, concern for the environment, and an openness to lifelong learning.
  • School accreditations: The Middle States Association, New York State Board of Regents
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Lee Stempniak - Class of '01 Valedictorian, Dartmouth College Graduate, Currently player for Calgary Flames of the NHL
    • Aaron Miler - Class of '88, University of Vermont, former NHL player for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, and Vancouver Canucks. Member of 2002 USA Olympic Hockey Team
    • Todd Krygier - Class of '83, University of Connecticut, former NHL player for the Hartford Whalers, Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks. Also Played for team USA in 1991 & 1992 World Championships.
    • Doug Worthington - Class of '05, Former Defensive Tackle for the Ohio State University, currently playing for the Washington edskins of the NFL
    • Jack Quinn - Class of '96, Attorney, former New York State Assemblyman
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