2020-21 8th Grade Class

We pride ourselves is providing a 21st century Catholic education in which skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity are fostered in each child. Our teachers and classrooms provide a nurturing, safe, and faith-based environment where every child is challenged to succeed.

We use a variety of data to layer students and create individualized instruction. Teachers meet students at their level with curriculum that enables students to feel both challenged and successful.

Our teachers participate in ongoing professional development that allows them to stay at the forefront of research-based best practices.

Our students and teachers also use technology as a tool for teaching and learning. From Promethean Boards and Apple TV in each classroom, iPads and laptops in the primary grades, we view technology as a tool to help students think critically and globally.

Starting with the 2011-12 academic year, the State Board of Education adopted the use of a new methodology for determining a school's grade, A-F. Since incorporating this model, Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi School has consistently received an "A" rating from the State of Indiana. We are proud to boast this rating as it reflects our commitment to academic excellence.


Saints Francis & Clare of Assisi School offers a Montessori-inspired preschool program built on the foundation of our Catholic faith. Multi-aged classes of 3, 4 and 5 year olds explore a prepared environment of hands-on, sensory based activities that develop independence and prepare them for Kindergarten. Learning is a joyful experience in a community of respect and caring. Teachers help the children grow in knowledge, compassion, social skills, and self-confidence. Children must be 3-years old by August 1st and potty-trained to apply to the program.

To schedule a personal tour of the classrooms, please contact the school office at 317-215-2826 or email

Parents can choose from many flexible enrollment options.

Weekly Schedule Choices
Monday through Friday full-day
Monday through Friday half-day
Monday / Wednesday / Friday full-day
Monday / Wednesday / Friday half-day
Tuesday / Thursday full-day
Tuesday / Thursday half-day

Hours of Operation
Half Day 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Full Day 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Childcare is available before school at 6:50 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m.  There is a fee for this option.

Elementary School

Saints Francis & Clare Catholic of Assisi School offers a high quality education rooted in the belief that all children should be challenged to achieve their personal best. We provide the structure necessary to ensure that your child is given the opportunity to learn in a safe and structured classroom environment.

Our Kindergarten class size is capped at 25 students. This allows the teacher time to meet the educational and emotional needs of each student as they transition into a full-day structured learning environment. A full-time instructional aide in the classroom provides additional support.

Grades 1 – 5 also have a maximum of 25 students per class. Teachers use small group instruction within each class to ensure all students' instructional abilities are met and challenged.

All students are exposed to our 21st century learning model and will leave the school prepared to compete in the ever-changing global society. All teachers utilize educational assessment tools to gauge individual growth and create Individual Academic Plans in order to personally challenge each child.

Middle School

In August of 2011, the middle school of Saints Francis & Clare Catholic School was opened for grades 6, 7, and 8. Just as in all other grades, we offer a high quality Catholic education that ensures each child is challenged to achieve his or her personal best.
Our middle school provides an opportunity for each student to:

-Grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ

-Become developmentally responsive

-Feel empowered and challenged

-Be offered an equitable learning environment

Our dedicated teachers love working with adolescents; they are subject-focused and passionate; and of course, they are effective at teaching their content specialty. The middle school follows a combination of traditional and block scheduling with the core classes of math, science, social studies, and language arts.  
Students are layered according to their individual academic achievement in the areas of math and language arts.

Daily Core Classes
English/Language Arts
Social Studies
Physical Education

Response To Instruction (RTI)

SSFC's RTI program is designed to provide additional, more individualized instruction for students needing extra support for skills including oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, and math fact fluency/problem solving. RTI teachers meet with students 4 times a week to focus on improving these skills.  They are in frequent communication with teachers on their students' progress and goals within each intervention. Our special education teachers offer in-classroom support as well as one-on-one individual instruction to ensure that students work toward their goals and receive the resources they need to succeed independently. The RTI Team works with their students to help them reach individual goals academically, socially, and emotionally.

Response To Enrichment (RTE)

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