“There we hope to enjoy forever the fullness of your glory through Christ our Lord through whom you bestow on the world all that is good.”

Dear Families,

With great joy, I would like to introduce myself as the principal of St. Francis of Assisi School. I am humbled and honored to return to this exceptional Catholic school community.

I am fully committed to our Heroic Mission of St. Francis School, to working alongside our dedicated teachers, and to helping our children find truth, happiness, and the way to excellence.

I was raised on Cape Cod, love the ocean, and play Irish music—you might even catch me singing an Irish song with Fr. Jeff from time to time! I enjoy hiking, camping, and cooking with my wife Emily, son Finn (now in Grade 4 at SFS) and 4-month-old daughter Katie Mae.

Drawing from a diversity of experiences over the past 13 years, I have led, recruited, and fundraised for schools at the primary, secondary and undergraduate levels. With your partnership and support, I look forward to leading St. Francis School to the next phase.

In setting out to provide the very best in academics and moral formation, let us begin with the end in mind remembering that it is Our Lord who bestows upon the world all that is good. It is to Him that we owe our appreciation, our sacrifices, and ultimately, our hearts.

Yours in Christ,
Mark Schwerdt
schwerdtm@StFrancisSchoolNH.org