St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School opened its doors to the Silver Lake community on September 6, 1938. Staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the school began with an enrollment of ninety-two (92) students in eight grades. A kindergarten was added in September of 1983 and a transitional kindergarten was opened in August of 2012. Presently St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School is staffed by qualified teachers and hard working administrative support. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School also offers an after-school care program for our parents who work and are unable to pick their children until 6pm. Morning care is also available as early as 7 am for parents who need to drop off their children before work.
The elementary school is located outside of Downtown Los Angeles, in the heart of Silverlake, with a student population composed mostly of Latino and Filipino students, with a small percentage of other various ethnic groups. SFA is located close to Echo Park, Los Feliz, Glendale, Koreatown, and Hollywood. The school draws from over twenty parishes in the area, with some families commuting from the San Fernando Valley and as far as West Covina.
Our Catholic elementary school has implemented innovative changes in our curriculum including a STEM program. Our small classes and dedicated staff has allowed us to focus on individualized instruction and the success of all students. In the midst of creating these innovative programs, our faculty and staff has not lost sight of our Catholic faith and mission. Our students are formed spiritually through participation of the Sacraments and liturgy as well as through religion instruction.
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