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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.



Day of Giving Recap Video!

Your Support Helped us SOAR Past Our Goal! Together, We Raised $124,000+ and Unlocked All 6 Matches! 

Thanks to your generous support, we SOARED past our $100,000 goal - raising a remarkable total of $124,000 (and counting). But that's not all - your support enabled us to unlock our five school matches AND the BONUS $10,000 match at Lourdes!

These funds will be put to great use, benefiting important school initiatives with focus areas including: literacy, fine arts, facilities, and much more. Your contribution is making a meaningful impact in the lives of our students, and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity!

If you have not yet made a gift or are still in the spirit of giving, we invite you to make your gift through Venmo @RCSMN or at the link below.

Thank you for your support and for making our 2024 RCS Day of Giving and Catholic Schools Week unforgettable!


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:
  • 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 Deadline for 2024-2025 is Feb. 1, 2024.

Now Accepting New Student Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year - Priority Application Deadline is Feb. 1!

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! Priority Application and Tuition Assistance Deadline for 2024-2025 is Feb. 1, 2024.
If you're already part of our RCS family and have a new student to enroll for next year, apply by Nov. 1 to secure your seat! Space is limited. Your spot awaits you!
We invite you to join the RCS Eagle community, and soar to new heights next school year! No enrollment fees required.

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. 

Current families: Register for Kindergarten here. 

New families: Click here to apply for kindergarten today!

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!


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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.