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.

Come. See for Yourself.

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

Want a joyful educational experience with outstanding academic results?

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 challenge 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

Join Us for Our Good Earth

Upcoming Admissions Events

Words + Wiggles

October 14 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Words + Wiggles

November 4 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bring A Friend Day

November 5 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Goshen Campus Open House

November 12 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Experience Our Shadow Day and See Us Shine

Shadowing our School gives your child a wonderful opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a Wyvern. Contact our Admissions Office today to schedule your child’s personalized Shadow Day!


St. Francis By The Numbers

Progressive Education

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

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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

The Learning Center

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

Garden Program

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

Wyvern News

Preschool News

By Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

Nature Is Imperfectly Perfect

Recently, we have seen local excitement regarding the emergence of nature preschools, outdoor learning labs, and adding items from nature into early childhood classrooms. We are delighted to see other [...]

Goshen News

By Reed Gabhart, Head of Goshen Campus

The Future of Progressive Education

Last week I was fortunate to attend the biennial PEN Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. PEN stands for Progressive Education Network—a consortium of schools specifically dedicated to the tenets of Progressive [...]

High School News

By Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus