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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New Families, Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year!

Welcome to Rochester Catholic Schools! We are now accepting applications for new families with incoming students in Preschool - Grade 12, including transfer and international students, for the 2022-2023 school year. We also continue to accept applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Information about the 2022-2023 school year enrollment for our current families will be available soon. 


Visit Us During the RCS Showcase of Schools, October 25-28

Showcase of Schools

Join us the week of October 25, and discover the great things happening at Rochester Catholic Schools! We welcome families to visit any of our five campuses and explore our exceptional learning community serving preschool-grade 12. Sign up for a 30-minute personal tour, meet with our building principals and Admissions Team, and learn more about the application process. Tour times are available between 5:00-7:30 p.m.

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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.