Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools

Mission
Our Catholic schools exist to advance the religious education, formation and service ministries of the Catholic Church. We welcome children into loving Catholic faith communities where religious instruction and faith formation are integrated into all our programs.

We value each student as a special and cherished child of God. Our curriculum, classroom instruction and school activities challenge the children to achieve academic excellence, embrace and actively live the Gospel message and make a positive contribution to our Church and society.

The Catholic schools maximize the children's potential for future success. More importantly, we foster motivated life-long Christian disciples to lead and serve our parishes, communities and world.

Making the Choice

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. As you consider all the options, we invite you to learn more about the seven Catholic schools making a world of difference in neighborhoods throughout the Diocese of Duluth.

As faculty, the foundations of our faith give us a unique opportunity and privilege to help each child reach his/her potential. When asked why they choose to teach in Catholic schools, their own words say it best:

"...returning to this setting has not only been an absolute blessing but also it has made me realize why Catholic education is so important:  small class sizes, more challenging curriculum, and most importantly the morals and ethics that are taught and aligned to God's word.  Proverbs 22:6 states, ' Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it. (NAB)' "
Susan McLaughlin, Stella Maris Academy - St. James Campus, 1st year 

"As a Catholic educator I have the privilege and ability to guide my students in their moral development.  This is a core component for educating the whole child; and, one that I am only able to accomplish in a Catholic educational environment."
Alison Fischbach, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, 3 years

"A large part of what I love about teaching in a Catholic school is the atmosphere.  We are very much a family here.  I enjoy watching my stuents deepen their faith, which in return enriches my own."
Ashley Keppers, Queen of Peace Catholic School, 8 years

"In a world marked by surface relationships, I've been able to enjoy deep, life-changing relationships with the staff and students in our Catholic schools.  I've been able to openly share the deep, deep love of Jesus and to walk in that love alongside adults and children who willingly share that journey with me.  To watch for and witness the movement of God in such a community is a joy."
Kristin Larson, Stella Maris Academy - St. John's Campus, 14 years

"I value teaching at a Catholic school because of the sense of community we have as a staff, with the parents and with the children.  I am blessed to teach the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist to my second graders.  I believe it is important to foster a relationship between each child and God, and I am blessed to be a part of each child's growth as she/he comes to know God."
Mary Cahill, St. Joseph's Catholic School, 28 years

 Cynthia Zook

Contact:
Cynthia Zook
czook@dioceseduluth.org
218-724-9111
Fax: 218-724-1056

Diocese of Duluth
Catholic Schools
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812