​​Bonnie Van Heel, Principal


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Welcome to St. Francis Xavier where our goal is to provide all of our students with an educational experience that establishes a firm foundation of academic excellence and a rich spiritual journey that focuses on the faith and values of the Catholic Church.  This is accomplished through a content-rich elementary curriculum delivered by professional and dedicated experienced teachers who design creative lessons that tap each student’s natural curiosity and desire to learn.


Parents, school staff and community members all have important roles in developing and supporting a community of life-long learners.  Faith is at the heart of all that we do and all that we teach. Our educators are dedicated to supporting the work of parents, who are the primary teachers of their children. Along with parents, we work to instill a love of God and of learning, as well as the habits of virtue that help our elementary students meet the challenges of daily living at school and beyond the school’s walls.


To support our academic excellence and spiritual journey, students have opportunities to grow outside of the classroom.  Student retreats, Biz Town, Science Rocks, service projects, Knowledge Bowl, athletics and leadership teams are just a few of the actives our students are involved in on a regular basis.  AfterCare, an extension of our school day, is a time when students engage in programming that mirrors our academic program and focus on faith. The program provides a safe and fun place for students to complete homework assignments and to spend relaxing time with friends following the school day.


We provide a faith enriched environment where all of our students actively experience spiritual growth, academic excellence and community service.  As the Principal of St. Francis Xavier, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to provide a working, caring and committed school who's responsibility is to help and contribute to its community.  Blessings to you and your family. 

Our Mission – St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is committed to providing students with a quality education emphasizing spiritual growth, academic excellence and community service.  We follow the teachings of Jesus by loving and respecting each person in everything we do and say. 


 St. Francis Xavier Catholic School  •  308 2nd St. N

P. O. Box 150  •  Sartell, MN 56377

 T: (320) 252-9940    F: (320) 259-7090

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