PEACE Partnership Program


Furthering Catholic Education for Schools and Families

Saint Francis University strongly promotes the continuance of a Catholic Education through its PEACE program (Partnership for Excellence in the Advancement of Catholic Education).  By becoming a PEACE member school, you will enable students to continue their Catholic education beyond high school.  A partnership with Saint Francis University supports students who are driven to learn and lead through faith.    


Schools joining the PEACE program  will provide advantages to students:

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Why SFU?

The guiding principles of virtue, truth, and compassion are the values we embrace at Saint Francis University.   


Attracting like-minded students to join our community is a guiding principle in all we do.  Saint Francis University understands that quality education and innovative experiences equate to student success.   


Our Catholic and Franciscan values compel graduates to become thoughtful and conscientious leaders.      



By participating in the PEACE program, schools enable students to access exclusive scholarship opportunities.  These scholarships help families offset the expense of high-quality education and further our mission of enhancing access to Catholic education.  Students attending PEACE member schools:

  • Qualify for guaranteed academic scholarship amounts starting at $80,000 over four years ($20,000 annually) Note: 3.0 minimum GPA required
  • Automatically receive the Franciscan Award of $8,000 over four years ($2,000 annually)

Admission Consideration

A commitment to access is a hallmark of the PEACE program.  Therefore, all students graduating from participating PEACE schools receive guaranteed admission and scholarship awards.  Minimum standards apply for general programs (3.0 GPA or 85% average).  Students pursuing admission to specialized/accelerated programs receive weighted consideration. 


Please contact the Office of Admission for a detailed list of specialized/accelerated programs. 


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Alta Via

Students who are dedicated to deepening their faith journey while in college are encouraged to apply to the Alta Via program.  Preference will be given to students graduating from PEACE member schools.   


Alta Via is a highly selective program geared towards students who wish to participate fully in an intentionally Catholic college experience.  Alta Via offers students:

  • a residential experience with other like-minded students
  • participation in specially designed sequential courses
  • integrated community service opportunities
  • a pilgrimage experience designed to further deepen their faith journey

Exclusive Opportunities for PEACE Partners

Member schools may take advantage of partnership benefits such as:

  • Discounts to  summer academies  for students
  • Preferred status for applicants to the university's Study Abroad programs
  • Guaranteed admission (see above)
  • Guaranteed scholarships (see above)
  • Access to professional staff who will provide FAFSA completion days, college admission and financial aid workshops, and other carefully designed seminars with students and parents in mind.
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College in High School Program

The College in High School program is a partnership between high schools and Saint Francis University that gives students multiple options to earn credits. These options include: 

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Career Development Series
  • Francis Worldwide Online Courses

For more information on our College in High School Program, visit our homepage.

Why and How to Join PEACE

At Saint Francis University, we are passionate about building experiences that will further students' intellectual, spiritual, social, and professional growth and development.   We know many Catholic high schools share this same enthusiasm.   In joining the PEACE program, we are working in partnership to deliver a shared mission and commitment to further Catholic education.     


Interested in becoming a PEACE member school? 


Contact Dr. Bobby Anderson, Director of Admission



Current Partners

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Academy of the Holy CrossKensingtonMaryland
Allentown Central High SchoolAllentownPennsylvania
Bishop Carroll Catholic High SchoolEbensburgPennsylvania
Bishop Eustace Preparatory SchoolPennsauken TownshipNew Jersey
Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High SchoolAltoonaPennsylvania
Bishop McCort Catholic High SchoolJohnstownPennsylvania
Bishop McNamara High SchoolForestvilleMaryland
Camden Catholic High SchoolCherry HillNew Jersey
Conwell Egan Catholic High SchoolFairless HillsPennsylvania
Delone Catholic High SchoolMcSherrytownPennsylvania
DuBois Central Catholic High SchoolDuBoisPennsylvania
Greensburg Central Catholic High SchoolGreensburgPennsylvania
John S. Burke Catholic High SchoolGoshenNew York
Kennedy Catholic High SchoolHermitagePennsylvania
Lancaster Catholic High SchoolLancasterPennsylvania
Mercyhurst Preparatory AcademyEriePennsylvania
Mount Saint Joseph High SchoolBaltimoreMaryland
Nativity BVMPottsvillePennsylvania
North Catholic High SchoolCranberry TownshipPennsylvania
Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High SchoolEast StroudsburgPennsylvania
Oakland Catholic High SchoolPittsburghPennsylvania
Roman Catholic High SchoolPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Saint Joseph's Catholic AcademyBoalsburgPennsylvania
Serra Catholic High SchoolMcKeesportPennsylvania
Seton LaSalle Catholic High SchoolPittsburghPennsylvania
Ss. Neumann & Goretti Catholic High SchoolPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High SchoolAustinTexas
St. Francis High SchoolHamburgNew York
St. Francis High SchoolLa Cañada California
St. Joseph AcademyHammontonNew Jersey
St. John's Catholic PrepBuckeystownMaryland
St. Maria Goretti Catholic High SchoolHagerstownMaryland
Trinity High SchoolCamp HillPennsylvania
York Catholic High SchoolYorkPennsylvania