School Details

St. Francis of Assisi School

70 Adam St, Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 692-7886

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 142 students 8 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

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About this school

St. Francis of Assisi School is a private middle school in Tonawanda. The principal of St. Francis of Assisi School is Colleen Politowski, whose e-mail is 142 children attend St. Francis of Assisi School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Francis of Assisi School is 8:1. New Life Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent School small and personal love the music teacher she is the best Mrs Knoerl is an inspiration to all her students Sheila the gym teacher/librarian is also amazing best teacher academically in the school is the first grade teacher Mrs Babcock a loving and sweet teacher to all her students even after they leave first grade........

  • (3 years ago)

    St. Francis is a great place for learning Jesus and meeting wonderful people. The families there are very close and are always welcoming new people. Teachers try to connect with students and help them not only with their class but in all academics. The teachers really care about the students. St. Francis helped me academically. I now attend Canisius Highschool on a scholarship and my grades are just as high as kids coming out of top schools like Nardin Elementary. I went to St. Francis from Pre-K 3 through 8th grade and Im very happy that my parents sent me there.

  • (3 years ago)

    A great starting block for life! St. Francis prepared me for highschool and the teachers really know what they are doing. Mrs. Newbigging Mrs. Misso Mrs. Maloney Mrs. Neumeister Mrs. Angelo Mrs. Miranda Mr. Pinto Mrs. Saltarelli Senora Sales Mrs. Knoerl Mrs. Bacock Mrs. Oliveri Mrs. Bieneck and Mrs. Bacon are the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fantastic teachers lacking in administrative leadership. The new admisitration is well versed in academic theory but lacking in practical experience. The principal is a great one for taking credit for the work others do and favoring certain families. There are changes being made that are costing money yet have no academic impact. The extra workload on teachers is enormous and at what we are paying them we should be embarassed! I hope the school stays open long enough for my children to graduate and I hope the teachers that are there now are able to stay.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school!!! The new Principal is wonderful and he is doing great things for our children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I give high praise to St. Francis for the excellent education I know my children are receiving academically and otherwise. I was at another parish decided it was time to change schools and did a ton of research comparing several local private schools. St. Francis stands up academically with the best in the area and are at about HALF THE COST!! What impresses me most is the tenure of the faculty I think it is well over 10 years instead of the turnstile that was at the last place. I agree that the new Principal's methods are taking a little adjusting and I do wish he was more social with the students but with this parish Priest overseeing the School I have no concerns about the direction of the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agee with the person who believes that St. Francis is run more like a business than a Catholic School. The new administration has totally changed the family environment. This school is supposed to exhibit Christian Values and love and it is totally different now. I also know that the new administration has caused lots of heartache for many people including faculty staff and parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school used to be a 5 star school. Unfortunately for some reason they hired a new principal that is more of a business manager than a principal. It has lost its 'family' feeling and seems to be more like a public school. I know that time marches on but there is no longer a happy feeling surrounding the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We jsut switched to St. Francis this year and the other parents have made this such a nice switch. They are helpful sharing outgoing and generally show thier love of the school. As for the acqademics and the teachers I'm still a hung jury as we aren't even past the first marking period in our first year there.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son went to St Francis for kindergarden through 8th grade. He was an honors student in all 4 grades in high school and wound up being the valedictorian. He received so many scholarships that sending him to college was less expensive than sending him to a private grade school. There is no doubt in my mind that he did so well because of the encouragement and academic discipline of St Francis. He would have gotten lost at the public school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm Gina and I give Saint Francis of Assisi School a 5-star rating because I went there for 11 years graduated and I now am on a $5000 schlorship at my private High School.

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