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St. Francis of Assisi School serves students in preschool-grade 8 in the RCS system. As the only RCS school that spans the entire pre-secondary journey, St. Francis allows students to form close, lasting friendships with other students that benefit their transition toward adolescence.


Explore The Nest Preschool at our upcoming event, Toddler Time!

Looking for a place to call home for your 2-5 year old for the fall of 2023? See firsthand why The Nest Preschool has been voted THE BEST in town for the third year in a row at our upcoming event, Toddler Time!

Join our early childhood educators on a Saturday morning, where we’ll have stations of play, exploration, classroom tours, and FUN for you and your child. The event will take place on Jan. 7 at Holy Spirit Catholic School, February 11 at St. Pius X School, and March 11 and St. Francis of Assisi School.


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Join us for a Taste of Kindergarten on Jan. 10!

Calling all current and prospective families with upcoming kinders! Experience a “Taste of Kindergarten,” at our upcoming event on January 10 from 5:45-7 p.m.! Explore our exceptional learning community, meet our amazing educators, and enjoy activities and dinner!


Questions? Email 

Explore RCS at the Winter Showcase of Schools on Jan. 23 - 24!

We invite you to sign up for a campus tour during the RCS Winter Showcase of Schools on Jan. 23 and 24, where you'll have the chance to meet with our principals and admissions teams, experience our exceptional learning community, and learn firsthand why more families are choosing RCS.


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Now Accepting Applications for New Students for 2023-2024!

We are now accepting applications for new students for the 2023-2024 school year in all grades, early preschool (age 2) - grade 12! At Rochester Catholic Schools, you will discover faith-filled classrooms, a rigorous curriculum, supportive learning environment, and family-like community. 

Don’t wait - submit your application today!

If you are applying for Preschool, please contact us at or 507-424-1817 first to confirm availability in the specific program you desire.  

Priority application and tuition assistance deadline is Feb. 1. 

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Apply NOW!

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Location and Contact Info.

318 11th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Hours: 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

(507) 288-4816


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We owe it to ourselves and to our Creator to develop the gifts and talents we have been given. The bar is set high—but not out of reach—for each of our students according to their individualized need, encouraging them to grasp their fullest academic potential.

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Faith & Service

We know that faith without works is incomplete. In the spirit of that connection, we offer students a chance to develop their faith—through both study and application—with an education that is authentically and unapologetically Catholic.

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Physical Activity & Athletics

We are called to take care of our bodies, and athletics are a great way to have fun doing it. Above all, developing core skillsets like teamwork, perseverance, and humility can translate effortlessly to all other aspects of our lives.

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Fine Arts

We were designed to create. Not only does art fulfill a fundamental need for us to express ourselves and think about the world in new ways, but it also contributes to the academic, emotional, and social well-being of our students.

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Every student's array of personal interests is as unique as they are. That's why RCS supports dozens of extracurricular teams, clubs, and groups—so your student can explore, experiment, and excel in whatever interests them.

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The RCS Pathway

As part of the RCS learning pathway, St. Francis of Assisi School fosters holistic growth throughout a student’s journey from early childhood to adulthood.