Holy Name of Jesus School in Wayzata provides academic excellence in a preschool-grade 6 Catholic School while proclaiming, celebrating and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Holy Name of Jesus School offers small class sizes, excellent teachers, high academic standards, spiritual growth, and a well-rounded curriculum including: art, band, media, music, physical education, religion, science lab, Spanish, and technology.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 454 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Holy Name Of Jesus School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students
454 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Holy Name Of Jesus School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(Blue pants, white tops, plaid skirts/jumpers)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition for parishioners is $5,375; tuition for non-parishioners is $5,875. Preschool is $2,035 for our 2-day program for 3 year olds; $3,015 for our half day, 3-day program for 4-5 year olds; and $4,740 for our full day, 3-day program for 4-5 year olds. Our full day, 5-day PreKindergarten program for students ages 4-5 is $8,450.


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Catholic Math League, Chess Club, Coding Club, Girl Scouts, Scouts of America, Stem Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running Club, Ski Club

School Notes

Holy Name of Jesus School provides children in preschool through sixth grade with a Catholic education aimed at educating the whole child: encouraging academic, spiritual and personal growth. Holy Name of Jesus School believes in "right-sized" classes.  With our low student-to-teacher ratio, teachers are able to focus on each student as an individual and meet unique learning needs.  Small group instruction is met through the use of paraprofessionals, math and reading enrichment, and student support staff. As a Catholic school, faith is at the heart of all that we do and all that we teach. Students develop skills in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science.  Music and art, physical education and nutrition, library, Spanish, STEM, and technology are also part of our student's education. An education at Holy Name of Jesus School is about far more than just academics. It also encourages students to apply these skills to understand the world around them and make it a better place. Our academics are rigorous and are enhanced by support programming to meet the needs of all children.  Our school offers academic challenges and remedial support for students with identified needs.  In addition, students benefit from academic activities such as Book Club, Catholic Math League, Chess Club, Coding Club, and many more academically-focused enrichment programs and options. 

We take pride in our educational programming in areas of faith, academics extra-curricular activities, and service-learning.  Our mission is to provide academic excellence in a preschool through sixth-grade school while proclaiming, celebrating, and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our school offers:

  • Individualized learning through small class sizes-we take pride in our "right-sized" classes to meet developmental and individual needs.
  • A rich history dating back to 1919, and a dedication to Catholic education that began long before.
  • Preschool programs offered for ages three to five, with a full-day option for ages four and five. Half-day and full-day kindergarten, plus first through sixth-grade classrooms.
  • Before and after school programs that encourage student creativity and the building of friendships.
  • Weekly Bible Studies for fourth through sixth grade build faith and relationships.
  • Annual events include Christmas and Spring Concerts, Rake-A-Thon, Catholic Schools Week, Field Day, and Grandparents Day to connect students and families with our community.
  • We are a Top 20 School.  Top 20 is a program that is built on four cornerstones.  Cornerstone #1:  Help Others SucceedCornerstone #2:  Communicate You MatterCornerstone #3: Honor the AbsentCornerstone #4: See the Problem, Own the Problem
Profile last updated: 06/25/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 454 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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