St. Francis International School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, St. Francis International School honored the individuals who helped establish the school one decade ago at a Mass with Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Maryland on Jan. 29.

Born from a joint effort of leaders at St. Camillus and St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hyattsville, St. Francis International School opened for its first day of school in August of 2010. Co-founders Toby Harkleroad, the founding principal; Father John Dillon, former pastor at St. Mark the Evangelist; Tom Burnford, former secretary of education for the Archdiocese of Washington; and the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Washington were recognized for their contributions to the school that today provides a Catholic education to more than 440 students.

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