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Haugen, WI 54841
The Diocese of Superior proudly contains fifteen Catholic elementary schools. Within these schools we serve 2396 students and 1634 families from about 50 of our diocesan parishes. All of our schools provide a 3 and/ 4 year old programs (20% of our school population) and 13 of our schools maintain enrollment through eighth grade. Average cost of educating a child in our schools is almost $5,000. Average tuition is almost $1,700 with the lowest being $1,000 and the highest being $2,500. About 20% of students in our schools receive some form of scholarship or assistance.
All of our fifteen schools are accredited through WRISA (Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation). This accreditation ensures quality education as well as continued growth and school improvement. Our schools boast strong curriculums that include: Religion, Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Music, Art, World Religions, and Computer Technology. Some individual schools expand on their curricular offerings beyond these mentioned. Average instructional time for grades 1-8 is 1170 hours per year. Eight of our schools offer an extended day program and thirteen schools offer athletic programs – mainly volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, track and golf.
Every school maintains qualified teachers and staff to educate and provide a safe and sacred environment for our children. 184 of our teachers either maintain or are working toward their Ministry of Catechesis Certification. The children in our Catholic schools are a foundation for religious growth and carrying on the faith for future generations. We believe in providing the most current educational practices and ideologies while still maintaining the foundation of the Catholic Church.
Mission for Our Schools
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Superior are a mission of the Church entrusted by Jesus Christ to instill Catholic faith and morals in our students. Within community, our schools prepare students spiritually, academically, and physically to proclaim and live out the Good News in preparation for eternal life. (Adopted August 2008)
Vision for Our Schools
The schools will bring the Gospel message to the students and families by promoting life-long formation in the faith and stewardship to the school, parish, community and world.
The schools will personalize learning to help students to achieve academic excellence and be productive global citizens.
The schools will strive to become financially stable and a viable and successful avenue for academic achievement and moral teaching within the sixteen counties.
Core Values for Schools
KNOW - Evangelize the faithful through the teachings of scripture, Catholic tradition and academic excellence
LOVE - Respect the dignity of all human beings by showing care and giving an educational opportunity
SERVE - Be stewards of God’s creation through service to the school, parish, community and world