The Nest is a collaborative, multi-site childhood program that exclusively serves preschool
students in the RCS school system. Run in parallel across the campuses of Holy Spirit,
St. Francis, and St. Pius, the Nest is carefully designed to inspire creative play and
develop age-appropriate learning opportunities.


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Help us reach our $100,000 goal on Day of Giving!

We are excited to hold the RCS Day of Giving! New this year: You are invited to give to the RCS school of your choice! All donations made between now and Feb. 1 will count toward Day of Giving.

Give now

With your gift, you will help us reach, or even exceed, our collective goal of $100,000 this year! RCS has been blessed with the opportunity of a $10,000 match at each of our schools thanks to Schulze Family Foundation Challenge Grants and additional generous donors. Donations that are an increase from previous giving, as well as first-time gifts, will be matched between now and Feb. 1 at 11:59 p.m. Make your gift today!

Register for the RCS Winter Showcase of Schools!

'Oh what fun' it will be to see you at the RCS Winter Showcase of Schools, where families with rising preschool-grade 12 students are invited to explore our five campuses! Meet with our principals and admissions teams, experience our exceptional learning community, and learn why more families are choosing RCS. Tours are offered Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Register below, and be sure to help spread the word! We hope to see you soon. Priority application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year is February 4.

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New Families, Apply by February 4 for the 2022-2023 School Year!

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Our priority application deadline for new families with rising Preschool - Grade 12 students for the 2022-2023 school year, including transfer and international students, is Friday, February 4. We also continue to accept applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Don’t wait, apply today!


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Tour The Nest

We are excited to show you what makes The Nest at Rochester Catholic Schools an exceptional preschool experience for your child. Meet one-on-one with our dedicated principals and teachers, view a preschool classroom, and learn about our program offerings.

We invite you to visit our online Admission Center to learn more and schedule a personal tour of the The Nest at any of our three locations. Before scheduling your tour, we encourage you to preview our preschool program options to determine the best location to meet your needs. Parents and students are welcome.

Schedule A Tour

There are many reasons our families think The Nest is The Best! Three convenient locations, several program options to meet your needs, part of an accredited school system, Parent Aware Rated, and we were voted among the Best Preschools in town!


The RCS Pathway

As part of the RCS learning pathway, The Nest fosters holistic growth throughout a student’s journey from early childhood to adulthood.




Please email or call (507) 424-1817
for questions about our program, meet with an admissions representative, or schedule a tour time
that works best with your schedule.