Primary School FAQs
- What grade levels are served in Primary School?
- What is the student-to-teacher ratio in Primary School?
- Are there reasons to enroll my child in school before kindergarten?
- How is the day organized?
- How is my child's learning measured?
- What are the qualifications and experience of Primary School teachers?
- Is St. Francis's Primary School program accredited?
Thanks to our curriculum alignment with the St. Francis Lower and Middle Schools, we have found that children are better prepared to enter our kindergarten program after participating in our Primary II or Bridge program. While most other school programs target children over three, St. Francis relies on the most recent brain research findings to create a foundation that cumulatively builds throughout a child’s formative years. All phases of the curriculum prepare children for the next level of learning. Teachers plan rich experiences to enhance children’s brain development and their understanding of themselves, their friends, and the world around them.
Our faculty are highly trained in documenting learning, including collecting samples of work, photographing children “in the moment,” and recording mastery of a skill or concept. Following nationally scaled guidelines, we assess each child’s development and, through scheduled conferences, plan and set goals for the child’s particular needs and gifts.
Our teaching faculty comprise the finest teaching teams in the city. On average, these educators have 18 years of experience. All of our lead teachers have at least a bachelor’s degree, while several lead and assistant teachers hold master’s degrees. Our faculty are committed to lifelong learning and are regularly involved in both teaching and professional development.
If you have unanswered questions, we encourage you to e-mail the Primary School Office or call 713.458.6166. We are happy to help you find answers.