Faithful Shepherd Catholic School

  • Faithful Shepherd Catholic School works in partnership with the parishes of St. John Neumann, St. Peter, and St. Thomas Becket.
  • Our state-of-the-art facility, built in 2000, is located on 28 acres in Eagan, Minnesota.
  • Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade receive instruction in religion, reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, music, art, Spanish, and computer technology.

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Faithful Shepherd Catholic School places among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2000
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students505 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Faithful Shepherd Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size21 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,349
Tuition NotesFaithful Shepherd is committed to helping make a Catholic education available to all who seek it. Each year we provide over $200,000 in need-based financial assistance to help make the cost of tuition more affordable to families in need.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,800
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions AssociateJen Claude

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Band, Boy Scouts, Cheer/Dance, Chess Club, Choir, Girl Scouts, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Tech Club

School Notes

  • Choosing the foundational path for your child's development is a big decision. You're not alone, and at Faithful Shepherd, our faculty, parent and faith communities are committed to providing our students with the opportunities they need to flourish in today's world. At Faithful Shepherd, our holistic approach to education weaves together a unique experience for every student, from Preschool through 8th grade.
  • With smaller class sizes, a rigorous curriculum, and faith-based academics, our community offers an educational experience rooted in spiritual values and driven by academic excellence. Our students are challenged to achieve their full potential, be motivated in their academic studies, and well-rounded in their interests. We engage students to promote and develop positive social behavior and ask students to make a positive contribution to their greater community.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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Love the school the teacher is very good with the students everyone that works in the school are very friendly and very caring they keep a smile on their face and they greet everyone that walks in the door.
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We love this school! Our children have been challenged academically and love coming to school! The teachers really know our children and adjust their teaching styles in order to make sure that our children are grasping the information and thriving. We have been very impressed with all of the extracurriculars offered at this school. Our girls enjoy the swim club and the music program and art programs are great! Plus, they are learning Spanish! The families have been very welcoming and friendly and we really enjoy being involved in this community.
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We have two children at Faithful Shepherd and our experience here has been incredible. Our children have definitely benefited from teachers and administration that truly care about the students. The academic programs are very strong and the new STEM lab is great. FSCS also has a strong parent community that contributes to the very positive experience at the school. You and your children will love being a part of the Faithful Shepherd community!
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Our family has grown exponentially by deciding to send our children to FSCS. Our kids have enjoyed and grown from dedicated teachers, active and supportive administration, and a huge group of engaged parents who care deeply about the village in which their children are being raised. The school is a beautiful and peaceful place, and they constantly strive to be better. Its a great environment where faith can be openly and lovingly shared while the kids are growing in their academic, physical, and spiritual lives. FSCS is a great community that you will be glad to be a part of...especially if you would like to be involved.
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At FSCS we have experienced a sense of community, faith-based, action-oriented school curriculum, and now we cannot imagine anything else! We have had excellent teachers, each time a perfect fit for how my child learns in the classroom. The principal is an excellent leader and is involved, and is a positive presence in the school. The parent community is involved, friendly, and just a fun bunch of people. Some of my favority things about our school include: UNIFORMS! (less laundry at home, and kids get to know each other at school for their interests and personalities), Catholic mass each week (singing songs they know, with priests from each parish), Catholic education each day (little to no additional classes outside of school required for sacramental prep), and the rotating schedule of specialists each week (Spanish, art, computer, gym, library, and music). I love that as my children get into middle school (FSCS is K through 8) they will be in an environment that supports them through preteen, instead of an enormous middle school where they are expected to grow up too fast. Really, I could go on and on about what I love about FSCS! —Submitted by a parent
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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $5,389 for elementary schools and $16,033 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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