Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 530 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,803
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
530 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Faithful Shepherd Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
21 students
Advanced Courses
4th and 5th Grade Level 3 Math, 4th and 5th Grade Level 3 Reading, Accelerated Math (6-8), Advanced English Language Arts (6-8), Advanced Math (6-8), Kindergarten-3rd Grade Enrichment
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Faithful 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
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kate Larson



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts

Club or Organization:
Cheer/Dance, Chess Club, Ski/Snowboarding Club, Tech Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Faithful Shepherd Catholic School cost?

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School's tuition is approximately $6,803 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Faithful Shepherd Catholic School?

The acceptance rate of Faithful Shepherd Catholic School is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.

Does Faithful Shepherd Catholic School offer a summer program?

Yes, Faithful Shepherd Catholic School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Faithful Shepherd Catholic School offer?

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Faithful Shepherd Catholic School's ranking?

Faithful Shepherd Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Faithful Shepherd Catholic School?

The application deadline for Faithful Shepherd Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 530 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,803
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $10,771 for elementary schools and $18,934 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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