Expect More Than STEM
From Your K-8 School
St. Francis' curriculum was S. T. E. M. before STEM was introduced.
What is STREAM?
STREAM stands for the inclusion of Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, The Arts, And Mathematics into all classroom teaching.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Bend offers rigorous academic standards. We provide the highest level of technology available, including SMART boards, Ipads, and Chromebooks in every classroom.
In Reading and Math, 92% of our students, including those on individualized learning plans, meet or exceed the Oregon State Standards.
A major focus of the school is Science and Engineering. Students enjoy the school’s state-of-the-art lab to learn about Earth/Space Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Along with meeting and exceeding the Oregon State Standards for each discipline, a special emphasis is placed on using the Scientific Method to complete activities in the laboratory. Each year, students compete in the Bend Research Inventerprise Contest to engage them in the Engineering Design Process. Sixth and seventh-grade students attend OMSI Outdoor Science Schools to give them a hands-on, interactive experience.
Additionally, students learn about the biology of plants and good stewardship of the earth in the expansive school garden.
Students practice service and social justice in relationships, from the donation of the garden proceeds, and in grade level service projects. Respect for others, morals, and virtues are all practiced at here. Prayer is taught as the development of a personal relationship with God finding His beauty in the world around us.
Students of all faiths are safe, welcomed and honored in our community.
Class sizes do matter. With a 16-1 average student/teacher ratio, our students do not get lost in the crowd. We provide a fun, safe, nurturing environment where children love to spend their day.
Graduates of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School possess exceptional critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, making them well-prepared for the rigors of high school and college life. Furthermore, students learn to be respectful and responsible engaged citizens who are prepared to succeed beyond the walls of educational institutions.