St. Francis is an all-boys, private catholic boarding and day school located on a sixty-five acre lot in rural Athol Springs, New York, just outside Buffalo on Lake Erie. Justin Figas founded the school in 1927.

Figas set out to form a college preparatory high school to provide education for the Polish-American young men in Western New York. With a student to teacher ratio of 12:1, St. Francis serves grades nine through twelve. The yearly tuition for a Red Raider is $9,495 for day students and $27,860 for boarders. They offer rolling admission as well as some financial aid.

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The schools colors are red and white with a mascot by the name of Reggie the Red Raider. “Success begins at Saint Francis” is the slogan that the school lives by. There are on-campus residence halls that hold up to twenty-six students with the rest of the total five-hundred-twenty student body population being day students. The athletics department has sixteen sports which include the typical sports you’ll find at many other high schools as well as bowling, swimming and diving and wrestling.

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a non-profit, peer based organization accredits St. Francis. The MSACS dedicates itself to educational improvement and excellence. Being noted for its athletics as well as academics, St. Francis strives to produce men who are well rounded and ready to achieve excellence in any future field they so choose, whether it is a higher level of sports or a fortune five hundred company.