ST. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School serves a co-ed student body of over 550 children, ages 2 years - 8th grade, from 33 zip codes in and around the Memphis area. If you’re looking for a Bartlett private or Catholic school, St. Francis is an excellent choice for setting your child up for future success -- academically and spiritually. Our commitment to academic excellence was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 when St. Francis was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.


From gifted students to those who need additional help because of learning differences, we offer each child the educational support they need within a challenging curriculum that encourages creative thinking and collaboration. Students experience technology from a young age, with our STEM program and newly renovated library as well as the use of Apple iPad minis in grades 3K–3 and MacBook Air Laptops in grades 4-8. We will be installing Apple TV’s in classrooms to enhance our students’ learning experience.


Looking ahead, St. Francis will be the first Catholic elementary school in Memphis to launch Project Lead the Way across all grade levels in the 2018-2019 school year. We are excited to offer PLTW programs to our students, giving them the tools to solve problems and skills for success.


Art and music continue to have an important place in our curriculum. Both our Middle School Choir and Band have won awards at local and regional competitions. We boasts 30 academic clubs and 66 athletic teams. These options give SFA students even more opportunities to explore their interests and gifts.


Our 8th grade graduates traditionally score high on both the Duke TIP Pre-ACT placement test  and the National High School Placement Test and have gone on to succeed at some of the Memphis area’s best high schools, including St. Benedict at Auburndale, Christian Brothers, and St. Agnes Academy. We believe that a traditional Catholic education helps students to develop their God-given abilities and talents.


Students of all faiths are welcome at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, where we help them develop the important habit of daily prayer. We pride ourselves on offering a full education that nurtures our students academically, socially and spiritually.


If you live in Bartlett and are seeking the best Catholic school education for your child ages 2 years-8th grade, contact Susan Fetz at 901-381-2548 and arrange a visit. We’d love to show you all that St. Francis has to offer your child.