Carondelet Catholic School

Carondelet Catholic School, sponsored by the Catholic parishes of Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle, is dedicated to providing a strong program that teaches Christian values, supports the education of the whole child and promotes preparing students for a life of continuous learning and service.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 425 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,970
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Carondelet Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
425 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Carondelet Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
20 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
parishioner rate
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Megan Hower
Endowment Size
$1.2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Like the saints, our children are a diverse and beautiful bunch. We have our fair share of angels but a refreshing gang of rebels as well. We have scientists, soccer stars, chefs, and diplomats. We have math whizzes who love a challenge and very bright kids who can use some occasional support. We`re an intimate community of amazing one-of-a-kind kids and educators..
  • At Carondelet Catholic School, our teaching begins with knowing and loving what`s unique about every single student. We meet students where they are, or more importantly, we meet them as they are and from there, we embark on a journey with exciting twists and turns, a journey that helps each child become the very best version of their God-given selves.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
This year my extremely shy and sensitive daughter transitioned to Carondelet Pre-K program. Previously she was at a highly regarded daycare center (Primrose chain). I cannot express how thankful I am we made the switch to Carondelet! Its been so refreshing to have a career Pre K teacher (and not rotating temps like we had in the center). My daughter had 9 other kids in her class with a professional Pre-K teacher; it changed her life! She's gained an incredible amount of confidence and actually wants to go to school now (versus the daily cry at dropoff). We've been so pleased with our choice and are now committed to continue gradeschool at Carondelet!
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5  
We moved our third grader from public school to Carondelet this past year. Ms. Gunay (his teacher) and the Carondelet staff have transitioned wonderfully. He's so excited to come back for fourth grade!
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5  
My child is having a fabulous experience attending Carondelet! We are so grateful for the in-person educational experience this year during the pandemic, when other schools are providing only online or hybrid experiences. Not only are the core classes great, but we love the specialist offerings! The librarian led a great literature study with a book focused on anti-racism; it was so relevant and timely! The art teacher has brought an amazing art experience to each classroom, including paper mache! The core classes are also great--motivating, discussion-based, and provide the right amount of rigor. We feel that our child will be very well-prepared for high school! We are very grateful for the Carondelet education.
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5  
My headline: this school is a hidden gem. Recommended from our next-door neighbors, Carondelet was the best choice we could have ever made for our 3 children (in 8th, 6th and 4th now). We've got 2 who excel and a third with a learning disability, and they've done a great job helping all 3 do their best. The community of parents, teachers, and staff is amazing. (We're actually really missing the parent get-to-gethers with COVID.) And what they've done to give students an amazing year, even with COVID, is above and beyond. And most importantly, these teachers REALLY care about the kids academically and emotionally. It brings me to tears to think of all the times teachers have shown that for all 3 of our kids. I couldn't thank the teachers and staff more for all they do, and this year, that's even more true. I say - don't look anywhere else. This really is THE BEST school choice in Minneapolis or Edina.
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5  
Carondelet is an excellent school with a strong community of students and families. I have 2 children that attend Carondelet and I can`t say enough positive things about our experience. The teachers are truly dedicated and committed to the learning and personal development of my children. Both of my kids have thrived in the school community, which places great emphasis on academic growth as well as personal growth. This is a school that also emphasizes kindness and service to others. The small class sizes are ideal and my children have been able to really reach their full academic potential. The administration is very responsive and continues to make Carondelet a first-class experience.
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5  
Carondelet is not just a school. It is an amazing community of teachers and administrators that instantly became like family. The teachers and facility truly love each and every kid. You can feel the warmth and love the second you walk into the school. I have has one son who did K-8 at Carondelet and just started high school. He was incredibly prepared academically for the challenges at St. Thomas Academy. Carondelet does so more than teach strong academics. They teach respect, compassion, and giving back to the community. They truly helped raise my son and shape him into the amazing young man he is today. I also have a younger son here and am so thankful for this amazing school and community.
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5  
My three children all attended Carondelet and I cannot say enough great things about this school. The teachers, the administration and families were invaluable assets to our family. I have two now in high and one who just graduated college and all were extremely prepared for high school and beyond. We especially loved their well-rounded curriculum which includes an amazing arts program, band, theater, Spanish, various programming for accelerated learners and many extracurriculars.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 425 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,970
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $7,608 for elementary schools and $12,513 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minneapolis, MN is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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