A private Episcopal school for primary through high school students in Houston, Texas

Upper School students

Upper School FAQs



What does the student–to–teacher ratio look like?

The student–to–teacher ratio is ultimately determined by the type of course; however, for the first few years, we will intentionally keep our class sizes small.

Is St. Francis's Upper School program accredited?

Yes, St. Francis's Upper School program is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

How will grade levels be added to the high school?

Doors to our first ninth-grade class opened fall 2018. We will add an additional grade each subsequent school year. Tenth grade will be added in fall 2019, eleventh grade in fall 2020, and twelfth grade in fall 2021.

Will Upper School students attend chapel and receive religious instruction?

Chapel services are an important aspect of a St. Francis education, and all students attend chapel regularly. Religion classes are also required for all students throughout Upper School.

What is tuition for Upper School?

The Upper School tuition for the 2018–19 school year was set by the board of trustees at $27,886. However, the inaugural ninth-grade class received a Founders’ Discount of approximately 30 percent, making the total tuition $19,520.18. The tuition and Founders’ Discount will be evaluated and adjusted annually by the board. For more information regarding Upper School tuition and fees, please visit the Tuition page.





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Learn more about St. Francis Episcopal’s high school curriculum, special programs, and community by viewing this digital brochure. If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Department at 713.458.6117.