Saint Francis School (Hawaii)

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Saint Francis School
Group, Saint Francis School, 1899, photograph by Brother Bertram.jpg
2707 Pamoa Road


United States
Coordinates 21°18′17″N 157°48′48″W / 21.304778°N 157.813400°W / 21.304778; -157.813400
Latitude and Longitude:

21°18′17″N 157°48′48″W / 21.304778°N 157.813400°W / 21.304778; -157.813400
Type Private, Coeducational
MottoQuality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy.
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic Church ( Franciscan
Patron saint(s)Saint Francis of Assisi
FounderSisters of Saint Francis
Head of schoolDr. Casey Asato
Average class size20
CampusManoa, Hawaii
Color(s)Carolina Blue & White         
Team nameSaints
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges; [1] Western Catholic Education Association; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
NewspaperKe 'Alakai
YearbookThe Troubadour
Tuition$13,000/year 9th-12th

Saint Francis School was a private Roman Catholic school located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities. It had an enrollment limited to just over 500 in grades PK through 12.


The school started at Saint Francis Convent in 1924 to educate young women who joined the Franciscan Sisters. It was founded in memory of Mother Marianne Cope, who came to Hawai‘i in 1883 with six other Franciscan Sisters of the Neumann Communities in answer to the call for aid of victims of this disease by King David Kalākaua. [2]

In the fall of 2006, the school announced that it will be a co-ed school. [3] The school became fully co-ed in school year 2012-2013.

In 2019, after the school's winter break, Saint Francis School was announced to close after the 2018-2019 school year. [4]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ "Saint Francis school turns 80". Honolulu Advertiser. August 7, 2004. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Creamer, Beverly (February 16, 2006). "Saint Francis to go coed starting in fall". Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  4. ^ Essoyan, Susan (2019-02-15). "Saint Francis School in Manoa will close entirely at end of academic year". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved 2019-08-26.