The Farm at St. Francis School
As you leave the highway behind and drive onto our 14-acre campus, the road takes a turn. You will come upon a fenced-in pasture with two lively sheep, one Babydoll, and one Shetland. The guardians of our sheep are two Jerusalem donkeys, who, legend tells us, bear the cross of Christ on their backs as a symbol of God’s love for us. Just beyond their field is a red chicken coop with a rooster named Lunchbox who calls out to our school children during daylight hours.
St. Francis School keeps a small farm so our children will experience the beauty of nature. While watching animals grow, our children grow in love and appreciation for God’s creation. By witnessing – and sometimes helping – in the daily upkeep of the farm, our children discover their own call to be good stewards.