St Katharine Drexel Elementary School

1800 S Katie Ave Ste 2
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-0571
Tel: (605)275-6994
Grades: PK-6 | 160 students
Outside of School
Outside of School
Welcome to the newest Catholic elementary school in Sioux Falls – St. Katharine Drexel! In response to the growing demand for Catholic education from the families of the west side of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, St. Katharine Drexel School opened its doors in the Fall of 2008 as a Preschool through 1st grade school.  We have since added one grade each year and now offer Preschool through 6th grade.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded 2008

Student Body

Total Students 160 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St Katharine Drexel Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Navy blue pants, white collared shirts, plaid skirts optional for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $3,095
Tuition Notes non-Catholic tuition rate is $4100
Admissions Director Jenni Struck

School Notes:

  • We begin our week with students saying a decade of the Rosary together, school mass is held every Wednesday morning, and the week concludes with classes spending time in the Chapel. Each classroom has the opportunity to prepare and participate in the weekly school mass. We invite parents and other family members to join us for this special time.At St. Katharine Drexel School, we place a strong emphasis on teaching the students about the virtues of respect, responsibility, gratitude, service, honesty, love, compassion, forgiveness, manners, and trust. Through various activities, students understand the value of being a Child of God.Upon entering our school, you will be greeted by a very caring and spiritual staff who know each child as an individual. We have small class sizes which are great for meeting each student’s unique needs. Classrooms have interactive Promethean or Smart Boards for teachers and students to use in the learning process. Parents are also actively involved in school activities and with our School Family Organization (SFO).

Profile last updated: 09/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is O'gorman High School (3.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethel Lutheran School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Michael School (2.4 miles away)
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  • Sioux Falls
    Bethel Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 27 students
    1.9 miles
    1801 S Valley View Road
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
  • Sioux Falls
    Grades: K-5 | 154 students
    1.9 miles
    6300 W 41st St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
  • Sioux Falls
    St Michael School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-6 | 291 students
    2.4 miles
    1610 S Marion Rd
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
  • Sioux Falls
    Grades: 7-8 | 382 students
    3.7 miles
    3100 W 41st St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
  • Sioux Falls
     O'gorman High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 690 students
    3.9 miles
    3201 S Kiwanis Avenue
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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