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.

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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From January 25 to February 1 is Catholic Schools Week. Students and staff will have a great deal of fun dressing up, participating in different events and doing service projects. These events are as follows:

-Scholastic Book Fair all week

January 24-25 Saturday-Sunday Parents speaking at area churches

January 26 Monday Dress as your favorite saint, Diocese Spelling Bee in Duluth

January 27 Tuesday Dress up as your favorite superhero or fairytale character, Open House 4:00-6:00 pm

January 28 Wednesday Monotony day-wear one color only, Read with prayer buddy in gym – 8:30 am

January 29 Thursday Dress up as favorite Disney Character

January 30 Friday Hat/sports day, Volleyball challenge – 8th grade vs staff – 2:00, Family Fun Dinner and Dance 5:00-8:00 pm school gym


Service Projects:

Kindergarten Titus – Mittens for the poor

Kindergarten Schellinger – Hearts and flower cards

First grade – Making decorations for nursing homes

1.2 Combination- Prayer cards for Teen Challenge

Second grade – Valentine placemat for Senior Center

Third Grade – Prayer cards for people in the hospital

3.4 Combination - Art projects for hospital

Fourth Grade – Prayer jars for nursing home residents

Fifth grade – Play games at senior center

Sixth grade - Prayer cards for shut ins

Seventh grade – Salvation Army, unloading truck and stocking shelves

Eighth grade – Senior Center, donut box assembly

Dads and Donuts | Jan. 29 7:30-8:30
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. If you would like to volunteer please contact Bruce Archer (218) 828-3555 or

We are excited to announce our new St. Francis clothing line! Print an order form and return it to our school before January 30. You will notice we have a change in our uniform policy which now includes the new gray t-shirts (short or long sleeved) for middle school P.E. classes and for all students on Jeans' Day. We will keep a small stock of the crewneck sweatshirts in the office and will not be placing another order until Fall 2015.


Registration for the 2015-2016 school year:
Current School Families - Now Open!
Deanery Church Families - Nw Open!

Community Registration - Open January 27

Click here to be directed to our registration packet info. Anyone needing financial assistance will need to apply by March 1st. If you are currently receiving financial assistance, you will need to re-apply for the 2015-2016 school year.

Adoration is every Tuesday in the school chapel.  Thank you for your commitment to pray for our school! To sign-up, please call the school office. "God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." - St. Maximilian Kolbe

This Week at a Glance: