What Our Parents Say


St. Francis is a wonderful school that provides an excellent education, while fostering a loving and caring environment. We love our teachers, administrators and the amazing families that make up St. Francis Solano. I really can’t say enough great things about the school. I know that when my children leave St. Francis they will be well prepared to embark on the next chapter of their education. Every day I feel blessed that we have such a wonderful school to send our children to.

St. Francis Solano provides my child with the best overall quality education in a superior academic, spiritual and social environment.  St. Francis Solano has challenged my child both academically with writing contests and in public speaking opportunities.  The school offers extracurricular classes like Spanish, art, music and robitcs for the children to experience. The parent volunteers are amazing and everyone is made to feel like family.

My child has had an extraordinary experience at St. Francis. The academically rigorous curriculum has challenged and enthralled my daughter, who is excited to go to school every single day. The kids and parent communities are very special too – it is truly a family.

Our daughter had a wonderful experience at St. Francis. She fell in love with learning due to the hard work and talent of her teachers, who really went the extra mile to nurture not only her academic skills but her interest in extracurricular activities and the world around her. The school provided all of the kids with amazing opportunities to participate in writing, geography, robotics and science fair competitions, which my daughter absolutely loved. She also graduated completely prepared for high school, where she is excelling in the most rigorous classes offered. We also cannot say enough about the wonderful school community – teachers, parents and the students. The students are nurtured to be considerate and kind and to help others.

St. Francis provided my children with the best overall quality education in a superior academic, spiritual and social environment. St. Francis has a proven track record of challenging its students in the classroom as well as providing them with opportunities outside the classroom and beyond the town of Sonoma in sports programs, science fairs, art/writing competitions, geography bees, spelling bees, Academic Decathlon, etc. Students who have graduated from St. Francis have gone on to the local high school as well as Marin Academy, Cardinal Newman High School, Justin Siena High School and Sonoma Academy. These students have gone on to excel at colleges, including Stanford, West Point, and many of the UCs. St. Francis provides a nurturing environment to all its students and my children would not dream of going anywhere else!

I have 2 children currently attending Saint Francis Solano School. Our experience has been nothing short of amazing so far. The academics are exceptional, the community is very supportive and welcoming, and the religious and ethical foundation they instill makes this school the whole package. It’s a very supportive and humble environment that felt like home on the first day. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a place for their child to learn and grow and be prepared to deal with the challenges of high school.

As a graduate of St. Francis Solano School, my husband and I chose St. Francis for our own children because we believe in the importance of Catholic, faith and value-based education.  We want our children to learn more than “reading, writing & arithmetic.”  We want them also to learn about God’s love for them, the importance of loving and giving compassion and forgiveness to others, and community.  Although I believe it is primarily our job as parents to teach these religious values to our children, we want the support and enrichment of our parish school community in educating the mind, body, and spirit.  I owe much of my personal and professional accomplishments to the foundation I received through my education at St. Francis and the life-long friendships I formed here.  We want the same for our children.