Welcome from the Principal, Sonja Doughty

Welcome to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School! Our school is built on a solid foundation rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are blessed with outstanding students, supportive families, an exceptional staff and faithful parishioners.  Our success is a result of our commitment to our Catholic faith, a rigorous academic program, and support from our community. I am proud of the current strength of SFX.

SFX is a Christ-centered school. Our Catholic faith is an integral part of everything that we do. Our day begins with all-school morning-prayer, we attend Mass weekly and on all Holy Days. Just as Jesus served others, our students help throughout our community through multiple service projects. We support St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Cross Sisters at Bell Tower, Humane Society and Walk for Virtues. At a very early age, our students recognize that service to others is a hallmark of the Catholic faith.

All schools in the Diocese of Superior are accredited through the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA). WRISA is a nonprofit organization formed in 1991 by the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools to provide non-public schools with an ongoing school improvement process. WRISA assures that SFX has a rigorous and challenging academic program.

We are truly blessed at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School! We have wonderful students, a dedicated staff, supportive parents and a faithful parish community.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our school by visiting our website!

Mrs. Sonja Doughty



1708 East Tenth Street

Merrill, Wisconsin 54452


Phone:  715-536-6083

email:  cgennrich@stfrancismerrill.org

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