rcs logo


Menu Trigger

It's a great time to explore RCS! We’re so happy you’re here. Our Admissions Center is designed to introduce you to the admissions process and provide responses to frequently asked questions. We invite you to explore the links below and to reach out in a manner most convenient for you. We are filled with excitement as we welcome our families, and we look forward to connecting soon!


Now Accepting New Student Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year!

SIX CHEERS FOR NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT SEASON! We are delighted to announce our priority enrollment application window for the 2024-2025 academic year, spanning from Early Preschool (Age 2) through Grade 12, is now open!

Apply today, and begin your journey with us! No enrollment fees required. 

A few important items to note:

We invite you to join the RCS Eagle community, and soar to new heights next school year! Priority application deadline closes Feb. 1, 2024.



Announcing our NEW Early Bird Kindergarten Scholarship - $500 Tuition Discount!

Help spread the word with families you know: We are excited to announce our NEW Early Bird Kindergarten Scholarship program! Families with students who will be entering Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year will be eligible to receive a $500.00 tuition discount when enrolled by Feb. 1, 2024. 

SOAR into Preschool Play Dates at the Award-Winning Nest at RCS

FREE FAMILY EVENT - Open to the Public! Families with upcoming 2-5 year olds are invited to come out to play on a Saturday morning at the Award-Winning Nest at RCS, voted Best Preschool in Rochester 4 years in a row!
Our schools are hosting a morning of fun and games at our upcoming Preschool Play Dates on:
  • January 13 at Holy Spirit Catholic School
  • February 10 at St. Francis of Assisi School and
  • March 9 at St. Pius X School
Sign up below, and SOAR into Preschool at RCS in 2024-2025!
Priority Application and Financial Aid Deadline for the 24-25 school year is Feb. 1, 2024.

SOAR with RCS at our Winter Showcase of Schools, Jan. 22-23

See firsthand the difference a Catholic education can make for your upcoming Early Preschool (Age 2)-Grade 8 student at the Winter Showcase of Schools on Jan. 22-23!
Small class sizes, dedicated faculty and staff, leadership opportunities, our science-based literacy program, and our faith-filled community are a few of the many reasons more families than ever before are choosing Rochester Catholic Schools.
Sign up for a 30-minute tour time on Jan. 22-23 below, and SOAR with RCS in 2024-2025! 
Priority Application and Financial Aid Deadline for the 24-25 school year is Feb. 1, 2024.

SOAR into High School at Lourdes, Join us on Jan. 22!

There’s no better time to consider Catholic education for your upcoming 9-12 grader! Current and prospective families are invited to join us on Jan. 22 from 6:30-8pm at Lourdes High School, where your student will discover the many benefits of the Lourdes experience, including small class sizes, the chance to explore your passions, accountability to learning and growth, academic excellence, and our faith-filled learning community.
Sign up below, and SOAR into High School at Lourdes in 2024-2025! 
Priority Application and Financial Aid Deadline for the 24-25 school year is Feb. 1, 2024.

Attention 8th Graders: Shadow an Eagle, and Discover Lourdes High School!

Current 8th graders are invited to shadow an Eagle, where you’ll have the chance to experience a day in the life of a Lourdes high schooler, and discover all that Lourdes has to offer!
Shadow days for the 2023-2024 school year include: 
  • Nov. 29
  • Dec. 6, 15
  • Jan. 11, 24
  • Feb. 8, 22
  • March 6
Sign up below, and soar to new heights at Lourdes next school year!
female elementary student working on laptop

Schedule a Campus Visit Today!

We invite you to experience any of our five school communities firsthand by scheduling a campus visit! As part of your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to tour our schools, learn about our curriculum and classrooms, meet our incredible teachers and staff, and learn why families continue to choose RCS. Discover our exceptional learning communities, and schedule a campus visit today! 

Schedule a Visit!


Get Ready to Believe and Read! Rochester Catholic Schools Announces Transformative Literacy Partnership with Best-In-Class Program

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration between RCS and best-in-class literacy initiative, Believe and Read, setting the stage for a game-changing journey towards academic excellence and a lifelong love for reading!

Believe and Read is a proven initiative that will bring the LETRS from Lexia methodology (based in the “science of reading” or structured literacy) to our elementary schools through outstanding professional development and teacher coaching.

All students who participate in the program will benefit — struggling readers become proficient, and good readers become great ones!

We warmly welcome you to join us in championing Believe and Read, and to spread the word with families you know!



Our Admissions Staff

Great things are happening at RCS, and we invite your family to join our community! We help our young people discover their unique potential through academic excellence. We see each child as gifted and talented. At RCS, your child will be loved. Your child will belong. Your child will grow in character through faith. Our dedicated educators see their work as a ministry to you and your child. Our Admissions Team of educators, parents, staff, and students will serve as a resource for your family as you join our community and become part of the RCS story. Welcome!

Monica Steinmetz
Director of Admissions
(507) 424-1817

Karina Velazquez-Rowles
Admissions Coordinator
Latino Enrollment Coordinator 
(507) 424-1817

Five Schools. One Mission.



The RCS Pathway



elementary student

Tuition & Financial Aid

We want every family seeking a quality Catholic education for their children to be able to attend Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS). Catholic education is an invaluable gift, one that focuses on the development of the whole child, encouraging their academic and spiritual growth to become faith-filled future leaders. It is our goal to keep the cost of this education as low as possible to make it accessible and affordable.

Tuition & Financial Aid 

Ways to Connect With Rochester Catholic Schools

However you'd like to get in touch, our Admissions Team is here to answer any questions you have. We're excited to meet you!

Email  or call (507) 424-1817.

Fill out this form, and we will reach out to you!

Schedule a time for a meeting with your family.

Schedule an in-person tour or explore RCS through an interactive 3D tour of our schools.


Current Families

If you are a current RCS family, please click here for re-enrollment information.