St. Francis / Holy Ghost Catholic School A School You Can Believe In

St. Francis / Holy Ghost Catholic School

A School You Can Believe In

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Our Mission

Faith – Academics – Service

To graduate students who are prepared spiritually and academically in the 21st century.

St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School is a community that is rooted in faith and strong traditions. With the support of the Parishes of Jersey County, we provide a solid educational foundation for our students.

Our goal is to instill a passion for lifelong learning, service to others, and a lifelong commitment to the Catholic Church. We strive to graduate students who are intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually prepared to be successful in high school, postsecondary education, and beyond.

St Francis Holy Ghost Classroom

Standards Based Curriculum

Our curriculum includes:

English (2-8)
Social Studies
Music (K-5)
And More
Faith formation

Faith Formation

We provide an environment where faith, love, and service help all children develop a personal relationship with God. To achieve this, our religious education includes:

Regular Religion Class/Daily Prayer
Weekly Mass, Holy Day Mass, & Special Occasion Mass
Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, & Confirmation
Service Projects
Catholic Enrichment
Technology Club

Extra Curricular Activities

We offer a variety of extra curricular activities including:

Math Counts
Technology Club
And More
St. Francis/Holy Ghost School

Boasts a Rich and Storied Legacy

Our students consistently outperform national benchmarks on standard achievement testing from elementary through middle school. Moreover, our alumni go on to achieve great success in high school, as evidenced by numerous personal accounts.

A significant proportion of St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School graduates regularly earn a spot on the High Honor Roll or Honor Roll each quarter/semester, become members of the National Honor Society, and are recognized as Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Additionally, many graduates receive scholarships and accolades upon graduation, owing to their exceptional academic performance, active participation, and leadership roles in a variety of school clubs and organizations.

At St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School, we strive to provide our students with an education that lays the groundwork for a fulfilling life, encompassing spiritual growth, academic excellence, and character development.