Principal’s Message

Mark and Emily Schwerdt

Welcome to St. Francis of Assisi School!

With great joy, I would like to introduce myself as the principal of St. Francis of Assisi School.  I am both humbled and honored to serve and support our exceptional faculty, staff and students.

The Latin root of education is educere, which literally means “to draw out.”  In many ways that is what we do at St. Francis School.  By educating the whole child, we are drawing each out to be his or her best self.  In a sense, we are teaching our students how to be fully alive – to use their reason, heart and virtuous character when encountering the world.  Our experienced teachers work with students individually to guide them along a curriculum rooted in the Catholic Faith.

The Lord has blessed us with a beautiful, pastoral setting and facility, one that daily reminds us of our motto to “experience the peace of Christ.”  When you visit our campus, you will find open fields and tall pines, with the Merrimack River meandering in the distance just behind the tree line.  What an idyllic place for your children to learn and grow!

Together with our good pastor, Father Jeff, the teachers and I pledge to lead students to live as Christ wants us to live, to marvel at his creation, to seek the good, the true and the beautiful in all things, and to serve others in love.

I invite you to contact me today!

Yours in Christ,

Mark Schwerdt

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