Higher Thinking, Downtown.

A challenging academic program in a vibrant urban location.
Faculty are attuned to the concept of the teenager as a work-in-progress.

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Come. See for Yourself.

There is simply no other school like St. Francis. Call today.

Want a joyful educational experience with outstanding academic results?

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Space to Grow in Goshen.

Here, the walls between indoor and outdoor classrooms are blurred.
Be it Preschool, Lower School, or Middle School, our teachers engage our students’ curiosity and challenging them to think critically.

Not sure about who we are, or what we do?

We are truly “the School of Thought” – a diverse community that emphasizes intellectual achievement in an atmosphere of individual acceptance; a PS – 12th grade school that is college-preparatory in the truest sense of the word. We respect children as curious scientists and mathematicians, as creative writers and artists, and as changemakers for a more just and equitable world.

 To cultivate a joyful, compassionate, intellectual community that celebrates individuality and inspires independent thinking for life.

St. Francis School is the regional center of progressive learning where students grow into mindful, informed young adults.

Individuality, Inclusivity, Community, Thought, Openness, Expression, Curiosity


St. Francis Giving Day

One Day, Big Impact.
Join us on March 12th for our first ever Giving Day. The day of giving is a 24-hour fundraising event bringing together current parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends to support the Fund for St. Francis. You can participate by making a gift and spreading the word. Fun activities and contests will be happening throughout the day.


Upcoming Events

Freshman Registration Day

March 10 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring a Friend Friday

March 22 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next-Step Saturday

March 23 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Spring Open House – Downtown Campus

March 27 | 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

St. Francis By The Numbers


Next-Step Saturday on Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Is your child stepping up to JK/K or 1st grade? Come try out “big kid” activities, ride our school bus, visit our chickens, explore our 64-acre campus, and discover your child’s next-step!


Summer Camp on the Goshen Campus

Experience 64 acres of summer fun in Goshen during St. Francis School’s “Camp Curious” full and half-day camps. Open to ages Preschool through 8th grade, campers will explore, learn, and develop through small camp sizes and expert teachers, all in a safe and exciting environment.


Progressive Education

Part of a century-plus-old educational movement, not a political stance; counter to the “one size fits all” schools.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Our student body reflects the diversity of Metro Louisville, better preparing them for college and beyond.

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The Learning Center

A partnership with the Langsford Learning Acceleration Centers to provide needed academic support and remediation.

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Garden Program

Outdoors are a big part of the student experience at our Goshen Campus. 64 acres big. With gardens, animals, and woodland.

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Wyvern News

Preschool News

By Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

The Year of the Pig!

We kicked off the Chinese New Year this week in the Preschool with a parade through the Lower School, led by a beautifully constructed dragon created by the Trailblazer class. [...]

Goshen News

By Reed Gabhart, Head of Goshen Campus

Governor’s Cup Team Rocks On!

As we gyrate from 20-below wind chills to 70-degree temperatures within one week, one thing is certain - our 7th/8th grade Governor’s Cup team remains hot either way! Last weekend [...]

High School News

By Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

Big Week for Boys’ Basketball

It was a big week for the boys' basketball team, with a visit to the University of Louisville men's basketball practice on Wednesday (coincidentally, they left shortly before Adam Sandler, [...]