“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 lead, in partnership with you, this exceptional Catholic school community.

I am fully committed to our heroic mission and to working alongside our dedicated teachers.

I was raised on Cape Cod, love the ocean, and play Irish music on guitar, bouzouki, and banjo—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, our son, Finn, who graduated from SFS, our 3-year-old, Katie Mae, who is in PK at SFS, and our little baby, Josie. 

Drawing from a diversity of experiences over the past 18 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 taking 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 it is Our Lord who bestows upon the world all that is good. It is to Him we owe our appreciation, our sacrifices, and ultimately, our hearts.

Yours in Christ,
Mark Schwerdt