A Little About Us
YOU Matter at St Katharine Drexel.
At St. Katharine Drexel, the foundation of our educational journey is built upon strong pillars that guide our every endeavor. We pride ourselves on being a united team, working collaboratively to ensure that each student thrives and flourishes. With a dedicated staff that is both movemindfully and Barton trained, we prioritize the holistic development of every student – addressing their physical, mental, and emotional needs.
Our unwavering commitment lies in nurturing the whole child, fostering an environment where feelings are understood, emotions are regulated, and stress is managed. We instill in our students the values of compassion and support, encouraging them to extend a helping hand to others.
Safety and encouragement form the cornerstones of our learning environment, where high rigor academics challenge young minds while maintaining a nurturing atmosphere.
As a close-knit community, we prioritize the strength of family bonds, recognizing that they play a vital role in a child’s growth.
Join us on this enriching journey of creating well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically but also thrive emotionally and socially. We look forward to showing you and your family our school!
What is different at St. Katharine Drexel?
With our small class sizes and family-type learning environment, your child will receive the personal attention they need and deserve.
We specialize in the Barton learning method for Dyslexic students, and meet each child where they are in their own learning process.
Meet our Principal, Sheri Rutar
Hi friends and families! I’m Sheri, the Principal here at St. Katharine Drexel. When you come to visit, I’m confident you’ll experience an environment where friends feel like family and the school feels like a welcoming home.
We have strong academic standards at SKD, and we really focus on developing the whole child, including emotional and social skills. We specialize in the Barton Dyslexia system, a great tutoring system for children who struggle with spelling, reading, and writing due to dyslexia or a learning disability. Our exceptional team leads by example and instills strong values in our students.
We love what we do and who we serve. We hope to see you and your students in our hallways soon!
What Our Families Say
We would make any sacrifice necessary to send our kids to St. Katharine Drexel school because they maintain the Benedictine values that the school was founded on and they are unapologetically Catholic. You simply cannot put a price on the unparalleled education that children receive at SKD. While we may invest our money, the faculty and staff invest their hearts and souls into forming our children into saints and there is no greater return on investment than that.
St. Katharine Drexel helped shape me as a person not only through education, but faith as well. Having the opportunity to attend SKD prepared me fully for what came next in life, and I still think about my time there even out of high school. I feel very blessed and fortunate to have been an SKD student!
Alexa and Ross Dobberstein
The staff, community, and culture at SKD puts children and their family's development and well-being at the center of all they do, every single day. We are proud to be a part of the SKD community!
Michael and Kimberly Balfanz
We have been a part of the SKD Family now for the past 13 years. The teachers, staff, and parents at SKD are devoted to the highest standards in education as well as a deep commitment to nurturing the students into being well-rounded children of God. You will never get lost in the shuffle at SKD. Each member of the staff and teachers are committed to ensuring that each child's potential is maximized.