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.


St. Francis of the Lakes Strategic Plan...

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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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Spring Gala silent auction list will be live and able to be bid on starting at 5:00pm Friday, May, 3 and can be viewed and bid on here.

We will continue to add items through next Friday, May 10th. Happy bidding!!


Put together your garb, cause this night is sure to be rad enough for even Ferris Bueller to take the day off!!!

5:30 Doors Open
5:30-6:30 Games
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Game Winners Announced
8:00 Silent Auction Closes & Live Auction Begins

Party on, Dudes and Dudettes! After party at Northwoods Pub -- keep the vibe going! Rooms can be booked at


Registration is currently open for the 2019-2020 school year! Visit our registration page for more information and registration papers.



Saint Francis of the Lakes Catholic school has an elementary teacher position available for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidate must be a licensed MN teacher and a practicing Catholic. If interested, please send complete cover letter, resume, letters of recommendation, license, and transcripts to Jennifer Nagel at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School, 817 Juniper Street, Brainerd, MN 556401, email to:, or drop by school office.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Nagel or school office at 218-829-2344.



Home and School Association (HASA) will be meeting at 6:30 on Tues., May 14 in the school Conference Room. HASA coordinates many activities through the school year and needs many volunteers to help facilitate. Check them out!


Loren Thompson Park (13015 Kingwood Dr S Baxter)
Wednesday, May 22nd
Social time 3:30-5:00pm    Food served 5:00-7:00pm

HASA will provide grills (and grillers), buns, condiments,
plates, napkins & utensils, drink boxes and bottled water.

Each family is asked to bring a pack of hot dogs or brats and as follows:
Pre K/Kindergarten - Salads
Grades 1/2 - Desserts
Grades 3/4/5 - Fresh fruit and vegetables
Grades 6/7/8 - Chips

New Students/Registration
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!  

Thank you everyone for entrusting your children to us! Remember to "like" our facebook page to see current photos of our students.


For your convenience click here for the 2018-2019 School Year Calendar.

or click here for the 2019-2020 School Year Calendar.


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