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

St. Francis student group picture

People for Others

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” —St. Francis of Assisi

Young people can accomplish more than they realize. By encouraging a spirit of giving in our students—and providing a channel for their big-hearted ideas—we aim to help create people for others who will grow to exemplify the character traits of integrity, honesty, and empathy.

In recent years, St. Francis students have worked together to feed the poor; collect food, toys, and coats for families in need; hand-deliver school supplies to students in Costa Rica; raise funds for eye exams for disadvantaged children; create pottery bowls to benefit the Houston Food Bank; tie-dye pillow cases for patients at Texas Children’s Hospital; and even donate more than $35,000 in award money from the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge to local nonprofit organizations. Not to mention, our selfless students have set up countless lemonade stands in their own front yards to help other causes close to their hearts.

At St. Francis, this is what it means to be people for others.