My son graduated from SFX in 2010 where he attended since grade 4 (after the regrettable closure of St. Thomas Aquinas). In general I was pleased with the quality of education and discipline at St. Francis Xavier. Love her or hate her, Sister Kathleen (who has since finally retired) had a very long
... Read more tenure for a reason. She was strict, rigid even, and totally no-nonsense, but she cared about the students. I believe this even though she was known to make some off-colored or downright offensive comments. The teachers felt a little stressed to me, but my son managed to do very well and graduated first honors. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/29/12
St. Francis Xavier is an excellent elementary school. My daughters graduated a few years ago and are doing extremely well in high school. Their progress is based on the solid foundation that was laid at St. Francis. As a parent, I strongly support the discipline administered at the school. Discipline
... Read more is teaching, and my children were taught so they can be even better at what they do. A child who receives discipline will more likely be a disciplined adult. At St. Francis, my daughters were taught to believe in themselves and to always strive for academic as well as moral excellence. Although we teach our children at home it is always wonderful when their school environment fosters and encourages these standards. Sister Kathleen is a superb principal! The very best in all of Brooklyn! Thank you Sister and the entire Staff. Read less
Two of my four children went to this school. It was a big mistake. They lived in fear the entire time. Now that I know what else is out there I am so glad my other two have had wonderful experiences elsewhere. Fear is no way to educate!
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Posted by a parent on 12/04/08
St.Francis Xavier School is such a wonderful learning place for me. I have been in St.Francis Xavier since Kindergarten. Now I'm in 8th grade getting ready to graduate in two months. Sister Kathleen is an excellent principal. She makes sure everything is in order everday. The teachers are also amazing.
... Read more They help you understand what you don't get and are very friendly. This is why I like St. Francis Xavier School. Read less
Posted by a student on 04/23/08
St. Francis Xavier school is one of the best catholic schools in Brooklyn. The students are friendly and enjoyable. The teachers are exteremely helpful and kind. The tuition is less than most catholic schools in Brooklyn.This school had helped me to grow as a person and also gave me an excellent education.
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Posted by a student on 04/16/08
My two little girls attend SFX and they have been there since Kindergarten one is in the 4th grade and the other in 2nd grade. It saddens me that other families have had negative feedback on this school. I speak for myself and only myself when I say that my girls are receiving a great education and
... Read more the help I get from the teachers and Sister Kathleen is wonderful. My oldest finally made 1st honors this year and let me tell you she worked hard for it even attending summer school for Math. Ms. Gregory made sure she worked her tutu off and it paid off with an A in Math. All and all everyone has their own opinion but for me there is no better school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/22/08
I love St Francis Xavier I went to that school when sister first became principal. my neices and nephews all go to that school. I received the best education. I now work in special education for the New York city Public school system and i would like to tell everyone that teachers in SFX give more of
... Read more themselves then any other school in all of New York. The support staff are the most pleasant I have ever been around. The school is always clean and well taken cared of. You never feel like you dont belong when you enter the school everyone is welcomed Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/15/08
I have two children that attend the school which I believe is an excellent school. My oldest daughter started St. Francis at 3rd grade after school hopping from public to private school and even a Montessori school. She is now in the 6th grade and an honor student. She is disciplined and respectful
... Read more which is what the school reinforces in addition to overall quality academic education. My second child is in Kindergarten and has adapted quite well. My friends that are public school teachers feel that my children are on on target with their learning! St. Francis does their best to develop the minds of their students. The prinicpal has fought hard to keep tuition down as fundraising is not the major focus, merely a supplement. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/14/08
I have children in two seperate grades, and they are both receievng a top-notch education. I am very impressed with the way the school operates. The principal is friendly and very fair to the students; the teachers that my children have had are the best! I would higly recommend this school to all!
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Brooklyn schools — St. Francis Xavier School is located at 763 President St, Brooklyn NY 11215. 763 President St is in the 11215 ZIP code in Brooklyn, NY The school district for St. Francis Xavier School is the Diocese Of Brooklyn. St. Francis Xavier School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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