Welcome from Ms. Monica Des Jarlais

Ms. Des JarlaisWelcome to Saint Frances Cabrini School where we embody a comprehensive, rigorous, holistic approach to Catholic education. Ours is a balanced program that is distinguished by our Catholic tradition and our meeting or exceeding of the standards considered essential for quality education.


We are a school that believes each child should live up to his potential by doing his best. We are a faith-based school where Jesus calls us to action to be people of integrity and global citizens. Schoolwide Learning Expectations frame who we are in relationship to 21st Century teaching with a foundation in best practices. Our goal is to provide a quality, faith-centered education which challenges inspires and motivates each one to be an active disciple of Christ, a lifelong learner and a respectful responsible citizen.


We seek to create a positive learning and welcoming family atmosphere where parents are honored as primary educators. While we are a private school, we are accessible and affordable in order to provide an opportunity for all children to receive an education that develops the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Our private Catholic education is open to all faiths.


I’d like to share a little bit about myself. I am from Hawaii, Portuguese fourth generation in Hawaii. I served Hawaii Catholic School for 28 years as a teacher, vice principal and principal. I moved to the continental United States and have served Catholic schools in Georgia, Maryland, California, and recently moved from Bellingham, WA. I have two adult daughters and 2 beautiful granddaughters. I have firm roots in God and family.


I am so excited about joining the Saint Frances Cabrini Community.


Aloha and God Bless