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Assisi Scholars

The most unique and selective program for high achieving students

The Assisi Scholars Program is designed to offer rigorous academic, spiritual and leadership growth. Students will demonstrate their excellence in academics and in other school and community initiatives. Scholars will be rewarded for their achievements with a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy in their senior year!

Based on the principles embodied in the Roger Bacon Mission Statement, students will develop their “hearts, minds, and bodies in a caring and challenging environment.” Modeled after the values of St. Francis of Assisi and the scholarship of Friar Roger Bacon, a scientist of the thirteenth century, the Program is designed to elicit the talents of our students and demonstrate the Roger Bacon High School philosophy of, “Mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a healthy body.)

Assisi Scholars Policy

The Pilgrimage

The culmination of the Assisi Scholars Program is a pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome, Italy during the senior year. Rooted in Franciscan tradition, this is a unique opportunity for Roger Bacon students that no other area high school can provide.

Students reflections

The Process

Learn what it takes to become a Scholar. Assisi Scholars go through a two-step application process. Hard work and good grades are essential, along with character and leadership.

The two-part process

Scholar Spotlight

The journey doesn’t end at graduation — our Scholars are life-long learners and leaders. They continue to embody and spread the Franciscan charism they experienced by walking in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare.

Meet the scholars