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St. Agnes School

Private | K-12 | 590 students

Saint Agnes is an award-winning, nationally recognized school of excellence.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $100,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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Posted September 26, 2012

Thank you for viewing Saint Agnes School's profile! Please visit our website at www.SaintAgnesSchool.org to learn more about the mission, curriculum, co-curricular activities, news and exciting events happening at our wonderful K-12 school. Saint Agnes School is committed to offering a dynamic and rigorous integrated, liberal arts curriculum rooted in the classics. The Administration, faculty and students are blessed to have such dedicated and supportive parents! We thank those who have posted positive feedback on this page and encourage others to "Rediscover Saint Agnes" (the name of our latest Admissions video), as the school has made many impressive improvements over the last 5 years. In fact, the high school was recently named one of the "Top 50" Catholic High Schools in the Nation by the Cardinal Newman Society. The school holds an Accreditation from AdvancEd / NCA (Spring, 2011). Please contact the school at any time to learn more about curriculum, student life, faith formation, athletics, co-curricular activies and the admission/enrollment process. Thank you again for considering Saint Agnes School (K-12) for your children!

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Posted October 26, 2013

You can't put a price on peace of mind. Our children are being challenged academically while living and learning their faith. The teachers truly care about each student and are willing to go to great lengths to see each child succeed. We are proud to call our children Aggies...and they are just as proud to be called an Aggie.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

We all take pride in St Agnes grand accomplishments. Enrollment up, academics soaring, widows & roof replaced, air conditioning is coming. The athletic programs are excelling which includes a State Championship. Academically St Agnes is at the top with a rigorous academic program ideal for preparing students for life & college. Recently named to the national Top 50 Catholic High School Honor Roll by Cardinal Newman Society, recognized for academics, civic education & Catholic identity. St Agnes stands out, unsurpassed locally for what it represents and offers. It is orthodox in faith where God is revered. The staff is dedicated & committed to excellence, where academics are of the greatest importance. The church & religious services have a traditional physical beauty & spirituality beyond description. Their student Rome & Holy Land Vocations Pilgrimage is offered nowhere else. St Agnes can be a place of higher learning & one s spiritual home today, as they prepare for their heavenly home to come. While we all have different capabilities & needs, St Agnes is a very special place that has much to offer many. St Agnes can be an aid in being everything God created you to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My school is St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN. I am proud to send my children to this school. St. Agnes has the mission that we are looking for. Their goal is "to get these kids to Heaven". My kids tell me time after time how they like the teachers because they make learning fun and they keep "me interested". My children are engaged in their education because they are drawn in by teachers who care about their well being. The school also offers Latin Mass to the kids. The choir--made up of students--provides music that moves you like no other music could. I know my children are receiving a faith filled education at this school. This Parish has a history of praying for and supporting religious vocations that are much needed at this date and time. St. Agnes has grown rapidly and I pray that it stays as humble as the first day we went there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Our schools has a fantastic curriculum and exceptionally devoted teachers! It is a high quality Catholic education and strongly committed parish support. With a stellar singing program, plays in which EVERYONE learns to dance, competitive sports teams, school travel, altar serving, and clubs, our children have plenty of extra-curricular choices . I love having all my children in the same school-especially during our spring musicals when the leads take the time to "high-five" the grade school kids and cheer them on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

When I first called Saint Agnes to enroll my child, at the end of the phone conversation, the receptionist said to me, "Welcome to the family." I feel like that pretty much says it all. Since then, Saint Agnes has felt like an extended family -- where all of our children (and their cousins!) will be going to school together from kindergarten through twelfth grade, where everyone knows and takes care of each other, and where Catholic values and the expectation of excellence are a continuation of what we strive to teach at home. I would encourage anyone to join this growing, flourishing family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

Awesome teachers...our History teacher is a Macalester grad whose classes are engaging and full of interesting trivia. Our Chem teacher is AMAZING and makes even Chem Class seem fun. Our English teacher is a native of SCOTLAND and is a blast to hear. Academics at St. Agnes are some of the best in the Twin Cities.


Posted August 31, 2012

St. Agnes is such a wonderful, little piece of heaven on earth! I have one child that graduated from here and went on to earn straight A's in college. I have another child graduating this year and two in the grade school. All of the children love it and come home every day with happy remarks. I've watched the school grow and change over the years and am so impressed by the staff and the families that make up this school. It's a high quality education with a rich, Catholic history. The academics are thorough and challenging. The Concert Chorale and theatre are amazing! It's a warm and nurturing environment where any child will feel welcome. The children leave this school with an incredible classical education, a love for their faith, and a healthy, mature world view.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

As a parent of four Saint Agnes School graduates, I can state with great pride and satisfaction that our children received an excellent and challenging education, provided by caring, competent and virtuous teachers who were led by an outstanding administrative team. In addition, multiple generations of "Aggie" family members enjoy ongoing relationships with the school, volunteering their time, talent, and resources to support the students and staff, and contribute to a warm and loving environment in our beautiful school building and church. Our children enjoyed the invigorating, small classes, personal relationships with extraordinary teachers, exciting and meaningful extracurricular activities, and, above all, the pervasisve and positive atmosphere of a school that is grounded in love for Jesus Christ and his Church. We were very, very pleased with the education our children received and would recommend Saint Agnes School whole-heartedly. The motto of Saint Agnes School is "Rooted in Faith and Tradition, Growing in Wisdom." --If faith, tradition, and wisdom are what you are looking for in a school, I believe you will be very happy with Saint Agnes School, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2012

Good teachers, challenging academics, good leadership. Plan a visit; St. Agnes might just be the right school for you. God bless.


Posted July 12, 2007

As a parent of 2 students in the High School at Saint Agnes, I am proud to say, that I would not send my children to any other Catholic High School, purely based on the fact of the wonderful academic success they experience along with their spiritual connection with Christ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I felt ask though we, the students, couldn't express our rights here, I felt retricted to only certain classes and didn't have any variety, and not getting the opportunity to choose classes I was paying for.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 73%
Black 11% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Nova Classical Academy (charter)
Maternity of Mary / St. Mark's School / St. Joseph's / Nativity of Our Lord (Catholic K-8 schools)
Homeschool
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 76% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 2% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 2% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of MN, Twin Cities
University of St. Thomas
Benedictine College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Latin
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Top 50 Catholic H.S. in the nation - Cardinal Newman Society (2012)
  • AdvancEd (NCA) Accreditation (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish Club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • One-on-one college planning
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Principal: Mr. James Morehead
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • website: www.SaintAgnesSchool.org
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (651) 925-8708

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
  • Use of technology & Socratic method
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Academic Support Staff
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • One-on-one college planning
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Bus available for athletics
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Classics Club (Latin Tutors)
  • Community service
  • Foreign language club: Spanish Club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Liturgy (Altar Servers)
  • Marching band
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in cafeteria
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Saint Agnes School is an award-winning and nationally recognized co-ed, K-12 school rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the sacramental life. From the educational philosophy and curriculum to the cultural and aesthetic environment, Saint Agnes is built upon a commitment to Christ and His Church. Our school seeks to instill in students a desire to know, love and serve God in this life and the next... For more information, please visit: www.SaintAgnesSchool.org
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Nova Classical Academy (charter)
Maternity of Mary / St. Mark's School / St. Joseph's / Nativity of Our Lord (Catholic K-8 schools)
Homeschool

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$3000 - $9000
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of MN, Twin Cities
University of St. Thomas
Benedictine College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
One-on-one college planning
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 76%
Military - 2%
Vocational - 2%
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530 Lafond Ave
St. Paul, MN 55103
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Phone: (651) 925-8700

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