• Family

    Nearly 2,000 RCS students, faculty, staff, and pastors, united as one family, one faith community to celebrate the Eucharist.

  • Love

    Strong classroom communities foster a
    love for Christ and for each other.

  • Discover

    Our whole child approach helps students
    discover their God-given gifts and talents.

  • Achieve

    99% of RCS students pursue post-secondary opportunities.

  • Participate

    86% of RCS students in grades 5-12
    participate in extra-curricular activities.

  • challenge

    Rochester Catholic Schools students are challenged
    to think critically and communicate effectively.

  • Celebrate

    Students in grades K-12 have the
    opportunity to celebrate weekly Mass.

  • Serve

    Each year, 100% of RCS students participate in
    service learning initiatives.

  • Inspire

    Our challenging academic curriculum inspires students to be the change they wish to see in the world.

  • Ignite

    Rochester Catholic Schools strives to
    ignite student curiosity and creativity.

Rochester Catholic Schools is a Christ-centered learning community that forms students who love, learn and live their faith in service to others.

  • Theatre Mentorship Students Share their Talents with Albuquerque Middle School

    Three senior students in Theatre Mentorship traveled to Albuquerque, on the final stages of a project connecting Our Lady of the Assumption Middle School with LHS. Andy Arndt, Madeline Lacy, and Dean Nation have been working since October on video-sessions with 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade classes at the school in New Mexico, as they prepare a newly created musical-theatre piece on the life and experience of St. Francis of Assisi.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS 2015 Franciscan Pilgrims!

    It is with great pleasure that Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS) and the Lourdes Foundation (LFI) announce the participants selected for the 2015 Franciscan Leadership Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy. Laura Anderson, 2nd Grade Teacher at St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School and Dave Jenson, Science Teacher, Lourdes High School have been chosen by RCS and LFI respectively to begin a journey that will last a lifetime as they travel in the footsteps of two remarkable saints…saints who continue to inspire and shape who we are today as Rochester Catholic Schools. Since 2006, RCS and LFI have partnered to sponsor RCS faculty and staff members to attend the Franciscan Leadership Pilgrimage. Pilgrims will experience the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare and their legacies that have been instrumental and integral in shaping the values and philosophies of so many Franciscan institutions. RCS and LFI pray that our pilgrims return to their respective positions within our school system with a zealous desire to impact others by their renewed spirit and deeper understanding of the Franciscan charism. Please keep our two pilgrims in your prayers as they prepare for this transformational experience this coming October, 2015.

    Congratulations Laura and Dave! Our prayers are with you every step of the way.

  • Random Act of Kindness Grade 6

    Mrs. Hameister's sixth graders are practicing some R.A.C.K.'s--Random Acts of Classroom Kindness!

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  • Dental Health Presentation

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  • Setting Smart Lenten Goals

    Our sixth grade students are on a Lenten journey and have created their own “Crown of Thorns” to support our acts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

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  • Fifth and Sixth Graders Start Guitar Unit

    The St. Francis fifth and sixth graders have recently begun their guitar unit.

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In the Spotlight

  • New Tuition Incentives for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

    Click here to learn more!

  • Southeast Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee Champs!

    Rochester Catholic Schools is proud to announce that Christine Farnberg is the Grand Champion of the Southeast Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee Finals and Teresa Nowakowski is the first runner-up.

    These two representatives, both eighth grade students at Holy Spirit Catholic School, battled the best spellers from 37 school districts through 25 rounds of tough competition and came out on top.

    Christine now advances to compete in the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. during the week of May 24-29, 2015.

    Congratulations to both Christine and Teresa, we are so proud!

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  • Gathered as Family!

    Experience the beauty of our first ever All System Mass with Bishop Quinn.

    Click here to watch our video!

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Upcoming Events

06 Feb

CUF Raffle

Where: St. John/St. Pius X School

HS Catholic United Financial Raffle

11 Feb

Hiawatha Valley League Conference Art Show at the Rochester Art Center

Where: Rochester Art Center
25 Feb

Quarry Hill Summer Nature Camp 2015

Where: Quarry Hill Nature Center
02 Mar

Catholic United Financial Last Ticket Turn in Day