Our Program and Admission Process

We are currently accepting students for our Preschool (3-year-old), Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-old/young 5-year-old), and Kindergarten - grade 6 classes for the 2024-2025 school year.

Click here to explore our Frequently Asked Questions.

Preschool (3-year-old) and Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-old) Programs

Our Early Childhood Program consists of our 3-year-old preschool and 4-year-old/young 5-year-old pre-kindergarten. We offer five day half day or five day full day options.

Students must be completely potty trained to attend our program.



To learn more about St. Francis - St. Stephen School, join us for a virtual information sessions which is held every Wednesday or come see us in person for a tour or shadow day. Click this inquiry link https://sfss-ny.client.renweb.com/oa/inquiry.cfm?memberid=16723 to receive to receive the virtual information session link and/or set up an information meeting/tour or call 315-789-1828.

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Kindergarten - Our Kindergarten is a full day program.  Students entering Kindergarten must be five years old by December 1st of the entering school year.

Our Kindergarten -  grade 6 program offers students highly engaged learning in all content areas of Math, Science, ELA, Religion, and Social Studies. Our classes are small and taught be dedicated teachers who develop students to be life-long learners, problem solvers, and citizens. The Catholic faith and ideals are embedded in each day's learning. Teachers provide enrichment and service activities throughout the year connected to diocesan and state standards. 

Additionally, we offer on-site before and after school care for these students at an additional rate billed through FACTS. Before school care starts at 7 am. After school students must be picked up by 5:30 pm.




Our Admission Process

We do have an admissions process for new students and their families. The process includes a meeting with the principal in person or as part of our virtual information session. This meeting is to get to know each other and be able to answer any questions parents have about our school.

Students entering Kindergarten to grade 6 will go through a screening process. The screening is to see what skills and knowledge the student is able to demonstrate to help us plan any supports needed to help the student be successful.

We encourage all students entering grades 1 -6 to participate in a shadow day is for students to join their cohort class from 8 am to 11 am. They get to know the school and the teachers. Teachers will be able to conduct the screening during this time.

Shadowing and touring helps both the school and families determine if our school is a good fit.

If you are interested in setting up a tour of our school, parent meeting, or a shadow day, please reach out to us at 315-789-1828 ext. 3 or email suzanne.pohorence@dor.org