Since 1945, Saint Francis
Solano School has proudly provided a strong, Catholic education for
students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. We offer a full Middle School program, with an 8 period day, sports, electives and off-campus field trips to such places as Yosemite National Park, Pt Reyes, Marin Headlands, museums, symphonies and ropes courses.
The community of Saint Francis
Solano School challenges students in an atmosphere of Roman Catholic values to strive for academic excellence. Service to the community and care for each other and the environment are other hallmarks of our mission. We are currently the only "green school" in the Valley. Our recycling program, no-trash days, plastic-bottle free campus, composting, energy conserving practices and minimal paper use are but a few of the practices we employ to not only minimize our footprint, but also to train the students to live sustainable lives.
During 1996, the Saint Francis
Solano School main building was rebuilt and is now one of the modern elementary school facilities in Sonoma Valley. Each classroom is outfitted with LCD projectors for Power Point presentations and as an aid for teachers using Internet resources for classroom presentations. The Science Lab uses Smart Board technology in addition to other hands-on laboratory equipment. Saint Francis
Solano School offers a fully accredited curriculum with, a full slate of electives not limited by State funding.
We continue to be committed to addressing all areas of education: spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social. As a Catholic school, we lead the students in opportunities to develop a relationship with God, the Catholic Church, and to appreciate our Catholic heritage. The faculty and staff project solid Christian values in the Catholic tradition. The entire student body regularly celebrates Mass and other paraliturgical services in the historic Saint Francis Solano Church.
We are very proud to announce that in 2007, St. Francis Solano School received the highest rating: a six-year accreditation rating!
As Father Mike would say: "Hip Hip, Hooray!"
The Church Mouse
Saint Francis Solano School is supported by the generous work of the CHURCH MOUSE chain of stores in the Sonoma area. Please patronize those stores whenever possible!
There are four stores for your convenience: Agua
Caliente Thrift Center, Boyes Hot Springs Furniture Store and Thrift
Store, and on the Plaza in Sonoma. They will take your donated usable
goods as well !
Thank you Church Mouse !!!!