St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School Photo #1 - 2013 Ride for a Reason Marathon
  • St. Max School, formerly St. Peter's School, is a Catholic elementary school in Delano, Minnesota dedicated to the total development of each child.
  • Our steadfast, faith community meets each child with joy, leading him or her down a path of learning for life in all areas, providing the foundation for a faith-filled, productive future.
  • We offer day school for kindergarten through sixth grade, as well as the Faithful Beginnings preschool program. Our name changed in July 2014 to reflect the merging of St. Joseph's and St. Peter's into the Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe. We at St. Max School are so glad you`ve found us and we know you`ll find more to love! Look around, ask questions, and be sure to contact the St. Max School office at (763) 972-2528 so that we may welcome you into the Knights family!.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedWe work to develop the whole child. Support and services are coordinated with Delano Public Schools, as available and necessary.
Year Founded1888

Student Body

Total Students91 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform consists of polo shirt and chino pants or skirt or jumper)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,075
Tuition NotesTuition for K-6 is $3075 per student 2 half day Preschool is $900yr/$100mo 3 half day Preschool is $1440yr/$160mo 3 full day Preschool is $2700yr/$300mo
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMary Ziebell


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Schoenstatt Girls' Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Ukulele Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
4 His Glory sports camps

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Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Delano
    Mt. Olive Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 38 students
    0.3 miles
    435 Bridge Ave E
    Delano, MN 55328
    (763) 972-2442
    0.3 PK-8
  • Buffalo
    Lakeside Academy
    All-boys  | Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 19 students
    8.1 miles
    100 Garrison Ave Ne
    Buffalo, MN 55313
    (844) 768-8336
    8.1 9-12
  • Watertown
    Christ Community Lutheran School
    Christ Community Lutheran School Photo - Enjoying the day!
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-8 | 108 students
    8.5 miles
    512 County Road 10 SE
    Watertown, MN 55388
    (952) 955-1419
    8.5 PK-8
  • Loretto
    Salem Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 98 students
    8.6 miles
    9615 Pioneer Trail
    Loretto, MN 55357
    (763) 498-7283
    8.6 PK-8
  • Mound
    Grades: PK-8 | 146 students
    9.3 miles
    2411 Commerce Blvd
    Mound, MN 55364
    (952) 472-8228
    9.3 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
We have had a great experience at St. Peter's. We were at Academy of Sts. Peter & Paul for Pre-K and Kindergarten. We decided to come to St. Peter's because we live in Delano and attend St. Joseph's Church. Our neighbors work at and attend St. Peter's. We asked their opinion of the school. They gave rave reviews. The community of St. Peter's School welcomed us with open arms. I am surprised that more families that attend the Delano Catholic Community don't send their children to our school. We would highly recommend it. We participated in the construction of the new playground. What an awesome experience and addition to our school. Our daughter enjoys it very much. She mentions to me how she is able to cross the monkey bars. With the system able to grow with our children, she will be able to enjoy it for many years. We would highly recommend this school!
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St. Peter's School does a great job of instilling a confidence in public speaking in its students. They are up in front of the church speaking, even as early as Kindergarten.  Both of our kids had a chance to lector at a Sunday Mass; it was impressive how comfortable they seemed.  There are so many opportunities for the kids to develop that confidence (performance days, talent show, Marathon pep rallies). I also appreciate St. Peter's strong feeling of community—for both the kids and parents. I feel like everyone really looks out for one another. St. Peter's School is "a village." Finally, it's not only our kids who have benefited from the faith-based education. Our whole family has grown in our faith.
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We attended public school, and thought our first child, Charlie, would follow suit. Friends and family whose children excelled at St. Peter's School convinced us to check it out. We attended kindergarten round-up and spoke with former students and their parents to learn more. We did the same for the public school. Faced with two excellent options in Delano, we decided that St. Peter's small, tight-knit community, strong academic record and daily religion curriculum would be the best fit. If Charlie's performance is any indication, we made the right choice. As a 7th grader at Delano Middle School, he is on the A honor roll; he has been invited to participate in advanced classes; and was named Citizen of the Month shortly after starting. We often say St. Peter's "small" prepared him for the "big" of public school. He developed his confidence and his love of learning with the underpinnings of his faith (empathy and respect, service to others, and a strong work ethic). We look forward to seeing Charlie and our children grow into students and citizens who contribute to our excellent school system and community. I encourage families in our area to, like us, carefully weigh all their options.
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We love St Peter's School and the teachers. When Randy and I decided to send Aaron over 12 years ago, we wanted to have God be a part of Aaron's life and for him to discover that God is everywhere, everyday. We also wanted Aaron to experience a sense of belonging and be confident in his faith and beliefs. The smaller classroom size, gave him a chance to learn and comprehend, and, most of all for Aaron to think that any action, good or bad has consequences. We are very proud of Aaron and the well-rounded young man he has become, he truly cares and respects people and is polite beyond measure. Randy and I have gotten many compliments on what a nice young man he has become. We owe many thanks to the teachers of St Peter's School.
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We initially chose St. Peter's School given the Christian curriculum and the school's affiliation with Delano Catholic Community. Additionally, our daughter is extremely shy and we thought the smaller class sizes would not overwhelm her. She is learning very quickly and their kind and gentle approach to learning has helped her blossom and come out of her shell in just a few short months. Our daughter adores her classmates, her Kindergarten teacher Miss Hallau, and the school principal, Mrs. Calice. The quality of the education my child receives at St. Peter's is outstanding and the faculty, staff and parental support within SPS is truly like a family. We feel very fortunate to be part of this wonderful educational community.
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St. Peter's school has a rich history. I attended this school as a child and it impacted my life in many ways and led me in my decision in sending my son to the school. Knowing that faith and character building are part of everyday learning makes St. Peter's different from the public school. The small class sizes enable the teachers to know each individual student well and tailor instruction to meet their needs. Every Friday the students not only attend mass, but also are actively involved in all parts. St. Peter's is a great community to be a part of and gives the students life experiences that will last a lifetime.
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When we moved from Arizona to Minnesota 9 years ago, one of the many reasons we chose Delano was knowing that we would have a Catholic grade school for our son to attend when it came time. As kindergarten time approached, many St. Peter's School parents reached out to us, shared their experiences with the school, and made us feel welcome. St. Peter's has met and exceeded our expectations! Our son is in the 3rd grade now and each of his teachers has provided individualized instruction, fostered a love of learning and , most importantly, nurtured his faith formation.
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St. Peter's school has been awesome! We were a homeschooling family and thought nobody else could teach our kids or care for our kids as well as we do ourselves. We were concerned our children would lack the attention needed and would suffer from a lack of one-on-one help in the classroom setting. We could not have been more wrong in our thinking! The teachers at St. Peter's have taken the time to work with us on a one-on-one basis with each of our children. They spend time every day working one-on-one with each child in their class to make sure that every child understands the lessons. They have encouraged our children and helped build each child's confidence. The teachers are very open and are available to talk to us everyday if needed. They have invited us into the classroom and allowed us to be involved with everything our children are doing throughout the day. I am amazed at the amount of kindness and love that each teacher has for all the children! They reinforce all the values we have in our house and help them grow spiritually! We no longer have concerns about our children's education. We know that each child has been loved and cared for as if it were by us. We have built great relationships with each teacher and have come to be a great team in educating our children!
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I need to know my preschooler is having fun in a loving, productive, and safe environment. St. Peter's Preschool has exceeded my expectations. My daughter has learned so much this year by the free play and interactive learning being offered. The small class size has allowed her to be herself and working at her own pace, while developing lasting friendships. Her favorite part of school has been partnering with the 5th grade buddies and being taught by an awesome, experienced, caring teacher, Mrs. Konzak. I''d recommend this Christ-centered preschool at St. Peter's to anyone!
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