St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School (SF/HG) 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!

Our Mission

A School You Can Believe In

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

Strong Emphasis on Catholicism

At SF/HG, we take pride in being recognized as "A Great Catholic School." Our strong emphasis on Catholicism is evident in our daily activities, allowing students to grow both academically and spiritually. Ultimately, our emphasis on Catholicism at SF/HG aims to develop well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically, but also grow into compassionate, responsible, and spiritually grounded individuals. We believe that a Catholic education that nurtures both the mind and the spirit prepares our students to face the world with confidence, purpose, and a strong sense of moral character.

Small Class Sizes

Another cornerstone of SF/HG's educational philosophy is our commitment to small class sizes. With fewer students in each class, teachers can provide personalized attention, fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment. In a world where education can sometimes feel impersonal, SF/HG takes pride in maintaining an educational environment that values the unique qualities of each student. Our commitment to small class sizes reflects our dedication to providing a quality education that goes beyond the one-size-fits-all approach, ultimately helping students reach their full potential academically and personally.

Before & After School Programs

We understand the importance of flexibility for busy families. That's why we offer a "Latch-Key" before and after school program for all students - Pre-K through 8th grade - to ensure their safety and enrichment outside of regular hours. At SF/HG, we believe that education is not confined to the classroom alone; it extends to the support and enrichment provided beyond the traditional school day. Our "Latch-Key" programs are a testament to our commitment to the development and well-being of your child.


Nurturing Growth

We offer Pre-K programs for three and four year olds to give your child a head start. We strive to be your partner in nurturing growth, ensuring children have every opportunity to thrive academically and personally.

High Expectations

The SF/HG faculty and staff hold high expectations for our students. Our educators understand that fostering excellence in education requires more than just imparting knowledge; it demands a culture of high expectations. Our dedicated faculty and staff wholeheartedly embrace this commitment, firmly believing that challenging our students to reach for the stars and supporting them every step of the way is the cornerstone of their growth and achievement.

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is a key driver of positive student outcomes. At SF/HG, we greatly value the active participation of parents in their children's education. Trust is the foundation of our school community. SF/HG families trust us to provide a safe, nurturing, and academically rigorous environment for their children.

Academic Excellence

SF/HG's commitment to academic excellence is unwavering. Our students consistently achieve high levels of academic success, setting them up for a bright future. We believe that when high expectations are combined with a supportive, nurturing environment, the results are nothing short of exceptional. SF/HG students consistently rise to the challenge!

School Pride

Our uniforms serve as more than just clothing; they reinforce the principles of discipline, structure, and routine, instilling a sense of pride and belonging in our students. The act of donning a uniform each day becomes a part of the students' daily routine. This consistent element adds an essential layer of structure to their lives, preparing them for the expectations of the academic and professional worlds. It teaches them that there is a time and place for everything, emphasizing the importance of adhering to schedules and routines.

Power of Structure & Routine

We believe in the power of structure and routine, which students respond to positively. This approach helps them develop strong study habits and organizational skills. The power of structure and routine at SF/HG extends far beyond the classroom. These principles equip our students with the tools they need to develop strong study habits, organizational skills, and a foundation for lifelong success. Through the nurturing guidance of our educators and the support of their families, our students graduate not only academically proficient, but also well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Commitment to Discipline

Discipline is not just a word at SF/HG; it's a value we actively teach and expect from our students. This approach helps them develop lifelong skills and fosters a respectful and orderly school environment. Proper student behavior is the norm at SF/HG. Our commitment to discipline and respect doesn't go unnoticed, as Jerseyville's own public school system has welcomed our students for their exemplary behavior.

Classroom Teacher
Faith – Academics – Service

Supportive Catholic Education

St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic School offers a Catholic educational experience that combines academic excellence with strong values and a supportive community. If you're seeking a school that prioritizes your child's growth, both academically and morally, look no further than SF/HG. Join us on this remarkable educational journey, where we nurture young minds and inspire them to reach their full potential.