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St. Francis Borgia Regional High School

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Washington, Franklin Country, Missouri, established in 1901. As of 2012, its enrollment is 535 students.

Saint Francis Borgia
Regional High School
1000 Borgia Drive, Washington, Missouri

(Franklin County) 63090 USA
TypeRoman Catholic, Coeducational
School districtRoman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis
School number(636) 239-7871
School code263-535
PresidentRev. Kevin Schmittgens
PrincipalPam Tholen
ChaplainRev. Kevin Schmittgens
Enrollment535 (2012)
Color(s)Blue and Gold         
SloganWe Are Borgia
AthleticsMissouri Class 4A (MSHSAA)
Athletics conferenceAAA Conference
Team nameKnights/Lady Knights
RivalWashington High School Blue Jays; St. Dominic Crusaders
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
NewspaperThe Outlet
News ProductionThe Knightly News Live
Athletic DirectorChris Arand



St. Francis Regional High School dates back to 1901 when the school enrolled twenty three students to further their education past the grade school level. In 1910 the school became a two-year Commercial School and then in 1934 St. Francis Borgia officially became a four-year parish high school. As the school expanded and more students enrolled, a larger campus was needed. It went through four locations before finally settling in 1982 at 1000 Borgia Drive, close to downtown Washington, Missouri.

In 1985 the school celebrated its golden anniversary of being an accredited four-year high school. At this time over half of the student body came from outside of the Washington city limits, truly making it a “regional” high school. The growing number of students and more rigorous academic requirements made way for another expansion program which began in 1998. This included thirteen new classrooms, two remodeled science labs, remodelling and enlargement of the theater, chapel, and cafeteria, a weight room, an elevator, additional offices, and restrooms. In 2001 the High school was accredited as a college preparatory high school by the North Central Accrediting Association.

A new AstroTurf football field and a regulation-sized track were added to the facilities in the summer of 2010. In the 2012-2013 school year, iPad technology was integrated into learning, beginning the process of becoming a paperless school. The school has a computer lab where a student can check out a laptop as needed.

Stage 2 in expansion began with planning for a new multipurpose building which will house two gymnasiums as a practice facility, located near the baseball diamond and across the driveway from the soccer practice field.


St. Francis Borgia Regional High School offers a large variety of clubs and organizations. There are four academic clubs: Scholar Bowl, National Honor Society, Creative Writing, and Student Council. There are five fine art clubs: Art, Drama, Speech, Soul Singers, and Borgia On Stage Society. The five religious groups are Campus Ministry, Discerning Ones Place, St. Vincent DePaul Youth Group, Pro-life Club, Scape Club, and Christian Life Communities. There are also two language clubs, Spanish and German. There are many sports clubs, political clubs, reading clubs, engineering clubs, and even a lego club as well.


“For the fifth year in a row, SFBRHS has once again scored well above the state and national averages on the ACT test.”[2] It is an open enrollment school and offers an eight-class block schedule. A student can earn up to 40 college credit hours through St. Louis University and East Central College. The class sizes are small, with a school enrollment of 540 students.


Borgia has a rich athletic tradition and fields 12 sports teams. The school often competes at the state level and has won a total of 18 state titles in 5 different sports.[3] The Starry Knights Dance Team have a total of 8 state titles (2006, 2007, and 2009 through 2014) and the Borgia Knights Cheer Team has 6 state titles (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017).

Sport Year Class Coach Record
Boys Basketball 1993 3A Dave Neier 28-3
Boys Basketball 1994 3A Dave Neier 31-1
Boys Basketball 1998 3A Dave Neier 31-1
Boys Basketball 2006 3A Dave Neier 30-1
Boys Basketball 2009 3A Dave Neier 28-2
Boys Cross Country 1999 2A Kurt Russell 116 at State Meet
Boys Cross Country 2000 2A Kurt Russell 98 at State Meet
Boys Golf 1999 3A Doug Light 638 at State Meet
Football 1993 3A Dale Gildehaus 14-0
Volleyball 1987 3A Mike Tyree 29-2-1
Volleyball 1988 3A Mike Tyree 31-1
Volleyball 1989 3A Mike Tyree 33-0
Volleyball 1990 3A Mike Tyree 31-6
Volleyball 1992 3A Mike Tyree 30-5-3
Volleyball 1993 3A Mike Tyree 33-3
Volleyball 1995 3A Mike Tyree 27-6-2
Volleyball 2000 3A Mike Tyree 30-7
Volleyball 2004 3A Mike Tyree 34-4-3
Volleyball 2013 3A Brad Bruns

Notable alumniEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ "St. Francis Borgia Regional High School". Retrieved April 1, 2011.
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  7. ^ Pickens, soccer

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