St. Benedict Catholic School

St. Benedict Catholic School serves the four churches in the recenlty-merged parish of St. Benedict-Atchison.
Through a well-balanced curriculum, emphasizing mind, body and spirit, instruction targets the necessary tools to master academic, social and technological skills.
SBCS is accredited by the State of Kansas and AdvancEd.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students217 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St. Benedict Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesWe are a tithing school. Parents tithe to the local parish.
Admissions DirectorDiane Liebsch


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Student Council

School Notes

  • Admission Guidelines Admission is offered to anyone wishing a Catholic education. No student will be denied admission because of race or sex. All families entering the school system must register at the school office or during spring registration. A physical exam including vision, hearing, speech and dental is encouraged for all children entering a Kansas school for the first time. A record of immunization on an official form must be presented by all students entering a Kansas school for the first time. Kansas law requires that a child be six years of age on or before the first day of September in order to enter first grade. All non-Catholic students will be admitted upon the condition that parents of the applicant are willing to pay tuition, and that the principal has determined that there is enough classroom space available in the applicant's grade.
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