Pacelli is a private Catholic school that offers a Pre-K through 12th-grade Catholic education to those living in and around Austin, Minnesota.
Pacelli believes in the dignity and potential of every student and because of that we offer affordable tuition, including scholarship opportunities, to students of all denominations and educates them in the Catholic tradition providing a lifelong foundation grounded in Christ's love, faith in God, service to the community, and academic achievement that inspires us to "Be More.".

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 364 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pacelli Catholic Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

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Attribute
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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1978

Student Body

Total Students
364 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Pacelli Catholic Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Jumpers, Skirts, Kahaki and Blue Pants, Collared shirts.)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool: Shamrocks $3,800/year Montessori $4,500/year K-Prep $3,800/year Kindergarten- 1st Grade $3,900/year 2nd - 5th Grade $4,400/year 6th - 8th Grade $4,900/year 9th - 12th Grade $5,925/year
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Andrea Severtson

Sports

School Notes

PACELLI'S THREE PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE
FAITH
  • Weekly all-school Mass celebrations.
  • Yearlong Sacramental preparations.
  • Helping each student find the gifts God has given to them to share with others.
  • Faith integrated into each subject along with daily religion classes.
  • Yearlong Confirmation preparation.
  • Focusing on growing our relationship with God and understanding the many ways he shows love for us.
  • School-wide opportunities for Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation, and Eucharist Adoration.
  • Focus on discovering God's purpose for us and becoming life-long stewards of God's love.
SCHOLARSHIP
  • Small class sizes and flexible grouping to teach meet students where they're at. 
  • 1:1 Chromebook Laptops for 4-12 and Chromebook Tablets for K-3.
  • Caring, dedicated, and qualified teachers who teach students with an individualized approach. 
  • Great parent to teacher communication so you're always up to date on your student's progress and needs. 
  • Enrichment Programs to challenge and grow students outside of the classroom.
  • Teaching to the Minnesota State standards so your students are prepared for standardized tests and college entrance exams.
  • SmartBoard technology in every classroom.
  • Modified block scheduling allowing for a greater number of high level and extension credits earned.
  • Rigorous Honors, A.P., and PSEO opportunities.
SERVICE
We want to create loving and caring servants of Christ in all of our students by showing them how they can help each other, those in their community, and those in the world. 
  • Visits to and singing at community nursing homes. 
  • Collecting money, food, and other materials for charitable organizations & those in need.
  • Making cards for soldiers overseas.
  • Packing thousands of meals for families for part of Feed My Starving Children.
  • Volunteering to read each week to elementary students.
  • Making Christmas baskets for the Adopt-a-Family Program
  • Regular fundraising events school-wide supporting various community and worldwide needs. 
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 364 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,000
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Minnesota is $7,136 for elementary schools and $12,856 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Minnesota is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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