St. Francis D’Assisi High School, Borivali West, Mumbai, was established in 1908 and is managed by the Franciscan Missionary Brothers. The school offers the Maharashtra state board’s SSC curriculum as well as the ICSE curriculum. The SSC curriculum is offered only to boys while the ICSE curriculum is offered to both boys and girls. The school celebrated its centenary celebrations in 2008 with the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as the chief guest.
Located on Mt. Poinsur, with a church located on the summit of this hill, the school boasts a picturesque campus. It has two huge grounds which are used for conducting sports or cultural programmes. The campus hosts contemporary facilities to support the academic and co curricular activities of students. These include spacious and airy classroom, well equipped labs and audio-video room and well stocked library as well as sports facilities.
The school offers a bus service to transport children.
The school is affiliated with the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and the Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. The CISCE wing of the school is coeducational and prepares students for the class X ICSE board examination while the Maharashtra state board section is boys only and prepares students for the class X SSC exam.
The mode of admission to class I is through the pre-primary section. A child who has 5 years of age can apply for admission to class I. A corresponding limit of age is fixed for the subsequent classes. Admission to classes other than class I is solely based on the availability of seats. As the school enjoys minority status, preference is given to children belonging to the minority community of the locality.