This is an exciting time for your child and your family! We're excited that you're looking at St. Katharine Drexel, and we're more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your child's education. Our families often tell us that SKD was one of the best investments they made for their children. Below are some of the questions we get most, but if you have different questions, we'd love to answer those as well. Talk to you soon!
Does our family have to be Catholic to attend St. Katharine Drexel?
No! We welcome families from any faith background. And don’t worry, we will always respect your child’s faith, and they will never be singled-out or made to feel different. Coexisting in a diverse world with people of different faiths, backgrounds, and schools-of-thought is a value we nurture in our students.
What is your average class size?
Our average class size is 16 students per classroom. We currently have two sections of every grade.
Is busing available for SKD students?
Busing is provided for students who live within our district boundaries for both St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids-Rice public schools.
Do you have special services for students who need extra help?
Yes! Students can receive Title 1 and special education services through the St. Cloud public schools.
My child is dyslexic. How can you help him or her be successful?
Over 25% of our student body is dyslexic. Our staff is trained to watch for warning signs of dyslexia and dysgraphia and also offer accommodations to help all students feel successful.
Does SKD have before or after school care programs?
Yes. We offer a before school program that begins at 6:30 a.m. each day for $3/morning. Our after school program runs until 6 p.m. each day for $8/day. We also offer a summer care program for our students.
Are there any special classes?
We currently offer music, Spanish, phy-ed, library and technology integration to all of our students.
What is the school safety plan?
We strive to keep our students safe. We are a secure campus.
How does tuition work?
What is expected of parents in regards to fund raising?
We have three fundraisers per year. We have a fall service project of raking leaves for those in need. We have Fish Frys during lent and a spring block party. We ask all families to actively participate in these three events.
Does SKD offer hot lunch?
Yes, we do have a hot lunch program!
Can we enroll our child in the middle of a school year?
Yes, let’s chat! We ask that you call the school office to set up a meeting with the principal prior to registering.
Do SKD students wear uniforms?
No. We do have a dress code for our students.
Do you follow the calendar of local area school districts?
We use a hybrid calendar created from the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids-Rice public schools.
Does St. Katharine Drexel follow the curriculum standards required by the State of Minnesota?
Yes. We use the Minnesota standards as guidelines as a basis for our curriculum.