Honors College, Advanced, Standard, and Introductory credit courses are available in core academic areas. College credit courses are offered in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Fine Arts, and Foreign Languages. Advanced Placement® is also provided in English Language & Composition, Calculus AB, World History, United States History, Music Theory & Statistics. Juniors and seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher can take college credit classes from East Central College. Technical courses are offered through Four Rivers Career Center. 86% percent of students in the class of 2016 completed college credit hours. The average number of college credits earned during their junior/senior year was 26.0 hours.


St. Francis Borgia High School is accredited by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and Board of Trustees of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI). Borgia is also an active member in good standing of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).

Attendance Area

Students come from as many as 20 elementary schools, including both public and private schools.  The geographic region served is centered in Franklin County and ranges from St. Louis County to the east, Gasconade County to the west, Crawford County to the south, and Warren and St. Charles counties to the north.

College and Career Readiness Statistics

ACT: (Class of 2018) Average 23.2
Bright Flight Recipients: 10%
Earned College Credit through Dual Enrollment: 88%
Average Number of College Credits Earned: 19

Pursuing college degrees: 98%
Career/technical schools: NA
Military: Less than 1%
Full-Time Employment: NA

SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Class of 2018 accepted $3.9 million to invest in their education over the next four years. 

Courses and Credits

Classes meet every other day (81 minutes per session) for 18 week semesters. One-half credit is offered for each semester course completed, and one full credit is offered for each full-year course completed. Thirty credits are required to graduate.


The faculty is composed of 44 teachers, 3 full-time counselors, and a full-time learning consultant.  More than 50% of the Borgia faculty are alumni.  Of the 44 teachers, 30 (68%) have a Master’s degree. Borgia also has a full-time chaplain and a campus minister.

Location and Community

Saint Francis Borgia High School is located in Washington in Franklin County, Missouri, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis. Washington has a population of 14,045.  The Franklin County region is noted for the distinctive lifestyle of its small towns.  Borgia enjoys extraordinary loyalty, and legacies of three or more generations are not uncommon.

Safe Environment

Saint Francis Borgia High School participates in the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program. Through this program, all adult employees and volunteers who have a likelihood of working with or near children or youth regularly need to comply with the following:

1. Complete a state criminal record and child abuse/neglect check.

2. Sign the acknowledgment page of the Code of Ethical Conduct.

3. Attend the Protecting God’s Children seminar.

4. Employees or volunteers who have resided outside the state of Missouri any time over the last five years will have to undergo a one-time national background check. Illinois residents will have Illinois and Missouri background checks conducted every even-numbered year.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Sandra Price, Director of the Safe Environment Office, at 314-792-7271 or

For reporting procedures and other information related to reporting incidents of suspected abuse, please refer to the Archdiocese’s Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines on Child Abuse or contact the Archdiocesan Office of Youth and Child Protection at 314-792-7704.

For immediate threats, please call the Missouri Division of Family Services and Child Abuse Hotline Number at 1-800-392-3738.

Unique Features

  • A strong Catholic environment
  • Graduation requirements of 30 credits, which exceeds Missouri state requirements by 6 credits
  • College credit courses are available through East Central College and Missouri  S & T
  • Christian service program
  • Freshman retreat and retreats for junior or senior year
  • Sophomore and junior prayer days
  • Personalized Guidance, with individual counselors assigned to each student
  • Weekly teacher-advisor/student-advisee meetings throughout high school
  • Wireless campus, with each student carrying an iPad
  • Student-produced, national award-winning daily morning television news program, The Knightly News Live
  • A strong tradition of State Championship teams and contenders in volleyball, basketball, football, cross country, golf, track, dance team, and competitive cheerleading
  • Missouri State High School Activities Association Academic Awards (3.0 or higher GPA) in all sports
  • 27 clubs and organizations that provide diverse opportunities for student involvement
  • State-of-the-art theater facilities
  • Three full-length dramas and a musical produced annually
  • State-level Honors Troupe for theater students every year for the last ten years
  • Theater students selected for All-State theatrical productions
  • Marching Band participation in Valero Bowl in 2016
  • Top award-winning participation in District and State Music Festivals for concert band, solos, and ensembles in both instrumental and vocal music
  • For additional information, see Borgia FAQs.