Our Mission

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

St. Francis/Holy Ghost 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 that are intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually prepared to be successful in high school, postsecondary education, and beyond.

Please come join us on the journey! 

Standards Based Curriculum

Our Curriculum includes:

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

Faith Formation

We provide an environment where faith, love, and service helps 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, and Special Occasion Mass
Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation
Service Projects
Catholic Enrichment

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 SF/HG 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 SF/HG 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.

Apply today to experience the exceptional education that St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School has to offer.

Our Spiritual Leaders

Father Martin Smith

Father Hyland Smith