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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.



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

SIX CHEERS FOR NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT SEASON! Our priority enrollment application window for the 2024-2025 academic year, spanning from Early Preschool (Age 2)-Grade 12, is now open! Apply today, and begin your journey with us!
But wait, there's more! Experience our five schools firsthand at the RCS Fall Showcase of Schools! Discover what makes our schools exceptional and find your perfect fit by scheduling a 30-minute tour here.
We invite you to join the RCS Eagle community, and soar to new heights next school year! No enrollment fees required.

Explore RCS at the Fall Showcase of Schools!

Join in the fun and explore all Rochester Catholic Schools has to offer during our Early Preschool-Grade 12 Fall Showcase of Schools, taking place Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Tour any of our five campuses, serving early preschool (age 2)-grade 12, explore our exceptional learning communities, meet with our admissions team and principals, and learn why more families than ever are choosing Catholic education!


New Family Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year opens October 1. Click here to apply!

Review us on Google Sept. 1-Oct. 1, and Enter to Win Eagle Riverboat Cruise Tickets!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Have you, your child, or someone you know had an exceptional experience at RCS and/or any of our five schools? Let us know by submitting a five-star review(s) from Sept. 1-Oct. 1, and enter to win one of FOUR pairs of National Eagle Center Riverboat Cruise tickets (set for Sat., Oct. 14 at 2pm)! 

During the cruise, you’ll have the chance to view Bald Eagles and other native wildlife that call the Upper Mississippi River Valley home.

The more reviews you submit, the better your chances of winning!

Thank you for helping RCS SOAR to new heights!

Photo Credit: National Eagle Center


Join Lourdes’ 10th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration!

Join the RCS community as we celebrate a decade of continued excellence at Lourdes High School's state-of-the-art campus this Homecoming! Festivities include:

Sun., Sept. 24: 
  • 10th Anniversary Mass & Brunch at Lourdes High School, 10 a.m. Mass with brunch to follow. Register here.
Fri., Sept. 29: 
  • RCS Parade, 2:00 p.m at Lourdes High School - Parade Map
  • Alumni/RCS Parent Community Rally - Register here.
    • 4:30-7:00 p.m. Tailgating @ the Eagles Club 
  • Football Game vs. Red Wing, 7:00 p.m
Sun., Oct. 1:

We look forward to joining together in faith and fellowship during our Homecoming anniversary celebration!


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.