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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.


It's RCS Day of Giving!

It's RCS Day of Giving! Help us reach or exceed our goal of $50,000, and support essential programs and initiatives by donating to Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Middle School. Make a gift in the car line, school office, or RCS Central Office and pick up an RCS eagle keychain! You can also make your gift online below. All gifts made between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. will count toward our goal. Thank you for your support!

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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023 with RCS Jan. 29 - Feb. 4 

There’s a lot to celebrate at Rochester Catholic Schools! Join us during National Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2023, as we rejoice together. To begin our celebration, families are invited to attend Mass at our RCS parishes on Jan. 29. School and system events will follow throughout the week, including the RCS Day of Giving on Jan. 31, President’s Reception on Feb. 3, and an Instagram giveaway! We look forward to celebrating our schools, faith, mission, and YOU - our community! 


Apply for the 2023-2024 School Year by Feb. 1!

We are currently 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!

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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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.