The Diocese of St. Cloud has a rich history of Catholic School Education due to the contributions of the Sisters of Saint Benedict, the Sisters of Saint Francis, and the School Sisters of Notre Dame who founded the schools, and the many lay women and men who have dedicated their lives to Catholic Education.

Here are some current facts about the Catholic Schools in the Diocese:

  • Over 5000 students are enrolled in Catholic Schools PreK-12
  • 27 elementary schools on 31 campuses
  • 20  Parish elementary schools
  • Seven incorporated Catholic Schools
  • Two Catholic High Schools – Cathedral High School, St. Cloud (Gr. 7-12)   St. John’s Preparatory School, Collegeville (Gr.6-12)
  • Elementary tuition ranges from $1200 to $2950 per student, depending upon the school location
  • Several schools offer tuition assistance
  • Two schools offer a fair share or faith based tuition program
  • Many campuses offer before and after school care
  • Average per pupil to teacher ratio is 15 to 1