St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School

Every child is a unique gift from God.  St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School provides more personal attention to every student.  Every child does better in an individualized and caring environment.

At St. Francis “religion” is more than a subject.  It is integrated into every aspect of our day through prayer, Christian formation, example, pastoral visits, active participation in Mass, stewardship and so much more.  “The various school subjects do not present only knowledge to be attained, but also values to be acquired and truths to be discovered.” St. Francis offers an environment “in which faith, culture and life are brought into harmony”.


We are leading our students to have a successful future. Academically, our students are ranked higher than the national average in every class and in every subject! This is based off the MAP Assessments. There are approximately 4,000 school districts representing about 4 million students using MAP. We are proud to show you our results.


Our Mission...


St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School, in cooperation with and in support of the family, is committed to challenging students to grow spiritually, academically and socially within a Catholic environment.


To learn more about the difference our Catholic School can make in your child’s life, contact us.


St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. 

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Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.   -Proverbs 16:3

2017-18 School Year Registration

Registration is open for current families. Deanery Parish Members registration will open Monday, January 30, 2017. Community registration is open on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Registration continues on a classroom basis until the school year starts.  Once a classroom is full, a waiting list is created.


Morning with Mom  Feb. 2, 7:30–8:00

Dads & Donuts    Feb. 9, 7:30–8:00   

Grab a donut and a cup of coffee or juice in the school cafeteria with your child(ren), and enjoy some conversation with other St. Francis families. Free will offering accepted. Volunteers are needed, please contact  Gabrielle Buffetta | 218.828.9719

Catholic Schools' Week  Catholic Schools' Week is coming up soon! We will be celebrating January 29 through February 4. Watch for dress-up days, Family Fun Night and other exciting activities!

Catholic Schools' Raffle  Catholic United Financial is offering their Catholic Schools Raffle once again this year! Official start date and packets will be going home January 13. Do your best at selling, we have some awesome incentives this year!

School Calendar  Take an overall look at our 2016-2017 year.


Thank you everyone for entrusting your children to us! We look forward to what 2016-2017 will bring! Remember to "like" our facebook page to see current photos of our students.

Tours are always welcomed, we would like to show you around! You can also watch our school video. Please call us to set-up a time to come in, we look forward to meeting your family!


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