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Welcome to the newest Catholic elementary school in Sioux Falls: St. Katharine Drexel Elementary! In response to the growing demand for Catholic education from the families of the west side of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, St. Katharine Drexel Elementary opened its doors in the Fall of 2008 as a Preschool through 1st grade school. We have since added one grade each year and now offer Preschool through 6th grade.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 184 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,135
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2008
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2019

Student Body

Total Students
184 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
St. Katharine Drexel Elementary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Navy blue pants, white collared shirts, plaid skirts optional for girls

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
non-Catholic tuition rate is $5535
Admissions Director
Jenni Struck

School Notes

  • We begin our week with students saying a decade of the Rosary together, school mass is held every Wednesday morning, and the week concludes with classes spending time in the Chapel. Each classroom has the opportunity to prepare and participate in the weekly school mass. We invite parents and other family members to join us for this special time. At St. Katharine Drexel Elementary, we place a strong emphasis on teaching the students about the virtues of respect, responsibility, gratitude, service, honesty, love, compassion, forgiveness, manners, and trust. Through various activities, students understand the value of being a Child of God. Upon entering our school, you will be greeted by a very caring and spiritual staff who know each child as an individual. We have small class sizes which are great for meeting each student`s unique needs. Classrooms have interactive Promethean or Smart Boards for teachers and students to use in the learning process. Parents are also actively involved in school activities and with our School Family Organization (SFO).
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Katharine Drexel Elementary cost?

St. Katharine Drexel Elementary's tuition is approximately $4,135 for private students.

When is the application deadline for St. Katharine Drexel Elementary?

The application deadline for St. Katharine Drexel Elementary is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 184 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,135
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Sioux Falls, SD is $3,703 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sioux Falls, SD is 99% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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