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Holy Spirit Catholic School is part of Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS), a unified Catholic school system that has been serving the Rochester, Minnesota community since 1877. Holy Spirit Catholic School is accredited by the Minnesota Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association (MNSAA). Located in the northwest quadrant of the city, Holy Spirit Catholic School provides a superior educational experience for students in preschool through grade 8 while also serving an integral role in the teaching mission of the Catholic Church.

Our central purpose and goal at Holy Spirit Catholic School is to provide quality Catholic education for all children regardless of economic status, ethnic origin, or religious affiliation, while also striving to promote the Kingdom of God to our students, their families, and the community. As students walk through our doors they are reminded of the gifts of the Holy Spirit – calling the spirit to act in their lives so as to bear the spirit’s fruit. We are attentive to the power of the Holy Spirit and learn how these gifts/fruits help each of us live our lives fully and with purpose. We strive to weave the power of the Holy Spirit throughout the fabric of school life. We have named our school/parish in honor of the Holy Spirit as a testament to the sure abiding belief that it is through the Spirit that God’s power and our collective efforts combine to create a loving Christian community.

Fast Facts

Year Opened

1993 for grades K-3 and 1999 for grades 4-8.

Grade Levels

Holy Spirit School serves students from preschool through grade 8.

Number of Students

321 students (2015-2016)

Number of Staff

30 professional staff, 4 paraprofessionals, and 10 support staff (2014-2015)


RCS Top 5 Technology Highlights

  1. SMART Boards in every classroom
  2. Technology Integration Specialists located at each school to support classroom curriculum and instruction
  3. iPads and computer carts for convenient student use, creating interactive learning environments
  4. Full wireless network coverage in each classroom
  5. G Suite for Education, accounts for all staff, and all students in grades 4-12
  6. Chromebook 1:1 Program for grades 6-9


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Mission Statement

Rochester Catholic Schools develops the spiritual, social, emotional, and academic growth of young people. RCS partners with parents and the Catholic faith community to nurture the development of a Christ-centered learning environment that fosters a culture of excellence where students grow in wisdom, courage and character. Rooted in Gospel values, RCS students are challenged and supported to become critical thinkers, collaborative problem solvers, creative visionaries and servant leaders who bring hope to the world.

Guiding Principle
Growing together in mind, body, and spirit.