Roncalli Primary School

At Roncalli, faith is central to everything we do. We can discuss it in any class.
We practice it in our activities. It's part of the air we breathe.
Our goal at Roncalli is for students to graduate with the ability to lead a life with a strong faith that is individually satisfying and beneficial to the greater society.
The Aberdeen Catholic School System stresses the core subjects and expects high achievement.
That philosophy makes the acss relatively unique. Expecting superior rather than average encourages solid performance.
This attitude is shared by the students. It is not "uncool" to excel at Roncalli.
Our students form their faith through work in class as well as through the models they see in their teachers and classmates.
Our students-Catholic or not-have many opportunities to practice their faith.
We pray in class and in weekly Mass. One of the most moving moments is when our athletic events end with our students in prayer-win or lose-often joined by fans from the crowd.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 185 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2

Student Body

Total Students
185 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Roncalli Primary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • At Roncalli, faith is central to everything we do. We can discuss it in any class. We practice it in our activities. It's part of the air we breathe. Our goal at Roncalli is for students to graduate with the ability to lead a life with a strong faith that is individually satisfying and beneficial to the greater society. The Aberdeen Catholic School System stresses the core subjects and expects high achievement. That philosophy makes the acss relatively unique. Expecting superior rather than average encourages solid performance. This attitude is shared by the students. It is not "uncool" to excel at Roncalli. Our students form their faith through work in class as well as through the models they see in their teachers and classmates. Our students-Catholic or not-have many opportunities to practice their faith. We pray in class and in weekly Mass. One of the most moving moments is when our athletic events end with our students in prayer-win or lose-often joined by fans from the crowd.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 185 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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