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Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Middle School serves students grades 6-8 in the RCS school system. As the only RCS school to exclusively serve middle school-aged students, St. John’s offers a focused, peer-driven learning experience to prepare every learner for high school success.


Apply for the 2023-2024 School Year!

We continue to accept 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 have any questions, please contact us at or call 507-424-1817. We are happy to help!

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

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You're Invited - Internationally-Known Kids' Band Koo Koo Kanga Roo LIVE at LHS on June 15!

FREE FAMILY EVENT - Open to the Public! See the internationally-known kids’ band, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, LIVE in concert on Thurs., June 15 in Lourdes High School’s front courtyard! 

Enjoy music in the courtyard, bring a blanket and your own picnic dinner, and learn about our award-winning early preschool-grade 12 educational programming! The event takes place from 5-7:00 p.m. Concert to begin at 6 p.m.

While this event is geared towards toddlers-age 8, all ages are welcome to attend! 


Rochester Catholic Schools Heads to the St. Paul Saints at CHS Field on July 28!

Join the RCS community on Friday, July 28, as we head to the St. Paul Saints game to watch the Saints take on the Toledo Mud Hens, and enjoy Friday night fireworks at CHS Field!

*A coach bus will be available through Rochester Bus Service for the first 50 people who sign up and desire this method of transportation. The bus is no additional cost to attendees, and is set to leave at 4pm.

The cost is $29/ticket which includes a pre-game picnic meal and water or soda. 3 and under are FREE! 

Learn more and sign up by June 30 below! We hope you’ll join the RCS community as we head to the St. Paul Saints!


Shadow Days at Lourdes High School

Spend a day as a Lourdes Eagle! 8th grade students are welcome to spend a day shadowing a current Lourdes freshman. You will have the opportunity to experience our classes, feel our school spirit, and get excited about joining our community for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Upcoming Events

Location and Contact Info.

424 West Center Street
Rochester, MN 55902
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

(507) 282- 5248


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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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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, the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Middle School fosters holistic growth throughout a student’s journey from early childhood to adulthood.