St. Francis de Sales has a long, rich tradition of educating children according to a Catholic philosophy of education. This philosophy is based on a value system that respects each person as a unique gift of God.St. Francis is a child/family centered school, first opening its doors to parish children in February, 1921. Being the only Catholic school in Herkimer County at present, St. Francis has become an Early Childhood Learning Center, welcoming families of all area Catholic parishes, as well as non-Catholics.The fact that we have continued to be open and viable for so many years indicates that we have much for which to be thankful. To successfully continue into the future, however, we need positive support, lots of hard work, and a sacrificial spirit on the part of many families in the area.We ask God’s blessing on the efforts of all who involve themselves in St. Francis de Sales Early Childhood Learning Center so that area children can continue to be offered academic excellence in an environment that emphasizes faith, values, and discipline. Regulations governing St. Francis Early Childhood Learning Center may be found at www.rcda.org.Mission Statement:St. Francis de Sales School serves children of all faiths, Preschool through First Grade. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that is academically challenging, setting the foundation for students to become lifelong learners. We emphasize the need to serve in the Catholic faith and we offer opportunities to share in the mission of Jesus Christ.
I have known Mrs. Erin View for many, many years. I previously worked at St. Francis DeSales School for twenty-five years teaching Second Grade. Mrs. View is creative, devoted and has a sincere love for her students. I was always impressed with the skills and hands-on activities that her students were involved in. It is always impressive how Mrs. View challenges her students using interesting and innovative activities. I highly recommend the Early Childhood Learning Center.
Teacher Appreciation Week: The transition to working at home and learning at home together has been interesting to say the least. We are so lucky to have the support of the amazing teachers and staff of St. Francis De Sales Early Childhood Learning Center, which has helped us TREMENDOUSLY. St. Francis is truly a hidden gem in the Mohawk Valley and we are so appreciative of them all the time, but especially these last few months. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! #thankateacherelerisque.
-The McKinney family💙
The most exciting part of his Monday morning. We’re so thankful for a teacher who takes the time to put together and drop off weekly packets, all while keeping social distance. We appreciate all of your hard work during this unfamiliar time, Mrs Erin. 💛
Amazing school filled with dedicated teachers who love each and every one of their students. The students have exposure to so many opportunities at such a young age (science, library, music, art, morning program, and gym) and are taught life skills and values that they wouldn't gain just anywhere. Our daughter absolutely loves it!
- Sarah Nicole
After working at St. Francis for 30 years, I can tell you that Ms Erin and team are just wonderful. They will always have your child's best interest at heart.
- Elaine F-G