Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools

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 eleven 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:

"I chose to be in a Catholic school because of the opportunity to reinforce the Catholic faith in all subject areas. It is a great way for me to learn more about my faith while being a role model for others."
LeeAnne Schiltz, St. James School, 25 years 

I love little children, and it is not a slight thing when they, who are fresh from God, love us.    (Charles Dickens)
"To be able to learn, love, laugh, and know that we are in God's presence each day with the children - and to walk alongside their parents as we watch them grow up - this is why I am a principal at a Catholic School."
Teresa Matetich, St. Joseph's Catholic School, 15 years

"God gave us the gift of prayer, and to be able to share this gift with children is awesome. Their prayers, in the simplest form, are amazingly powerful."
Anna Marie Bergeland, Holy Rosary School, 28 years



Cynthia Zook
Fax: 218-724-1056

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