We welcome you to Saint Frances Cabrini!

Cabrini Learning Fair (January 2016)

Since 1953, St. Frances Cabrini has been the Catholic School of choice for the Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) community.  We provide a warm, nurturing environment for our military families who face unique circumstances, including frequent moves, constant changing of academic environments and peer acceptance.

St. Frances Cabrini has a long-standing relationship with JBLM.  Recent field trips to the base have included the opportunity to participate in a “Combat Mass” led by the Catholic Chaplain, eat in the dining facility and be briefed by the I Corps Commanding General.  A highlight for the Cross Country Team each year is participating in Army Physical Fitness Training led by soldiers.  The school also gives back to the military community though various service projects throughout the year.

The principal of St. Frances Cabrini, Ms. Monica Des Jarlais, is available by email (mdesjarlais@cabrinischool.org) to address any questions you have about the school. Ms. DesJarlais is very familiar with the needs of military families, including midyear transfers and support during deployments.

“I learned about St. Frances Cabrini when I was stationed on the east coast.  Many military families told me to check out St. Frances Cabrini."    - A Cabrini military parent

“My first day of school was amazing.  One of the students took me under his wing and introduced me to each kid as he came into the classroom.”  - A new Cabrini military student

“Mom, the principal knows the name of every single student.”  - A Cabrini military student

"My daughter has only been in school here for two weeks. In this short time, however, she has already displayed some signs of Christian growth.  The questions she asks about life and death are probing and complex.  As parents these questions enhance our Christian growth, as well."
"By attending St. Frances Cabrini School, my child will gain the continuation of respect, tolerance, self discipline and the caring for others."
"The school's greatest strengths are many, but discipline and keeping parents informed of student progress seem to stand out."
"The school gives great attention to the needs of its students, plus it is relatively small. The school has high standards of achievement."