Our Schools

Saint Francis School and Saint Marianne Cope Preschool are legacies of Saint Marianne Cope who dedicated her life to the care of those with Hansen’s Disease and exiled to Kalaupapa, Molokai. Mother Marianne accepted the call from God to continue the work begun by Father Damien and to minister to those whom no one else would serve. Many young women in Hawaii chose to follow Mother Marianne’s example and joined the Sisters of Saint Francis who also established and staffed schools and hospitals in Hawaii.

Established in 1924, the mission of Saint Francis School and Saint Marianne Cope Preschool is to provide a “Quality Catholic Education in a Spirit of Joy!” Away from the city in beautiful Manoa valley, adjacent to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Christian atmosphere and philosophy of the school are to provide a great moral and spiritual foundation for its students. With courtyards and tree-lined open spaces, the beauty and serenity of the campus provide an outstanding environment in which to study.

We believe that all children are capable of learning and can become self-reliant, contributing members of their church, local communities, and our global society. Saint Francis School and Saint Marianne Cope Preschool admit students based on academic promise and do not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, or socio-economic status. We are proud of this legacy, and we continue to be committed to academic and moral excellence. We welcome your interest, your questions, and your visits.



2018 Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on earning more than $7.0 million ($7,045,556) in scholarships. The awards convocation was held May 16th and recognized students who earned scholarships from local and mainland colleges and universities.

Some of the colleges and universities who awarded scholarships to Saint Francis School Class of 2018 are listed below:

Cal Lutheran University
Chaminade University
Creighton University
George Fox University
Gonzaga University
Hawaii Pacific University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Loyola University Chicago
Menlo College
Northern Arizona
Notre Dame De Namur
Pacific Lutheran University
Saint Martin’s University
Seattle Pacific University
Southern Nazarene University
University of Hawaii Manoa
University of the Pacific Grant
Westminster College
Whitman College
Whitworth University

2017 – 2018 School Events