Founded:
1860
Contact Title:
Pastor
Contact Name:
Fr. Don Blaeser, O.F.M.
Address:
1721 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone Number:
(217) 222-2898
Fax Number:
(217) 222-3020
Email:
church@stfrancissolanus.com
Website:
www.stfrancissolanus.com

Communities:
Quincy, IL
Categories:
Education, Faith Based Organizations

St. Francis Solanus Church and School

History:
St. Francis Solanus Church and School are located at 1721 College Avenue, Quincy, Illinois 62301. The parish was founded in 1860 and has been staffed by the Franciscan Friars since its inception. As in all Catholic parishes, it offers a variety of services regarding worship, social outreach and community building.
Highlights:
St. Francis Solanus Church offers a comprehensive program from pre-school (3 and 4 year olds), Kindergarten, and grades 1-8. All teachers have state certifications and degrees. Children of all faiths are welcome. The school operates on Christian values and attempts to assist parents in making these values operational in the lives of the students. There is a pre and post-school program available. Music and art are offered with professionally trained teachers in these fields. A play is staged each spring on the school stage. Two music programs (one at Christmas, the other in May) are presented. A fully equipped computer lab is in the school. Students have computer classes and experience from kindergarten through eighth grade.