Welcome to St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School

St. Jude of the Lake School is a vibrant, high-performing Catholic community for students in kindergarten through grade 5. We are dedicated to our students’ intellectual, personal and spiritual development, and we demonstrate this through our small class sizes, our faith-based curriculum, our technology-driven academics, and our top-ranking performance with state education standards.

Currently, St. Jude of the Lake School is the only Catholic International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program School in the Midwest. As such, we are recognized for our well-rounded curriculum that fully prepares students for their future, for being on the leading edge of Catholic elementary education, and for investing in our future and the future of our students.

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This October, St. Jude of the Lake School will be celebrating its 60th anniversary of Catholic Education in the North East Metro.  The School Advisory Council (SAC) is hard at work pulling together an updated alumni database to help get the word out.  If there is anyone out there that would like to lend a hand with this project. Please contact Cressy Epperly, St. Jude of the Lake School principal or Mike Maas, SAC member.



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Little Mermaid was a great success!



Tammy Green, Cressy Epperly and Mike Langer Accepting the Lego Grant for St. Jude of the Lake School.
Grant Awards were presented to elementary and high schools throughout the state through MISF's STEM Program at the 2014 Minnesota Private and Independent Education Awards on May 13 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
St. Jude of the Lake School received a STEM Grant at the 2014 Thirty STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Grant Awards. Mrs. Epperly our principal, Tammy Green our 1st grade teacher and Mike Langer our IB Coordinator were on hand to receive the award. Our focus will be: Taking a Leg Up and a Hands On Approach with robotics using the Lego© Way to provide instruction!
Find out more at www.misf.org



This time of the year in late April and early May is designated National Volunteer Recognition.

Monday May 5 from 12:00 noon until 1:00pm St. Jude of the Lake students and staff will host a luncheon in the school cafeteria for all of our volunteers who make such a difference to our school community, in the school’s cafeteria.   President Richard Nixon, as way to honor the service of those generous individuals, established this time in 1974.  It has been celebrated ever since, and provides all of us with the opportunity to express appreciation to those who make such a big difference to our school community.

We look forward to seeing many of you at this special luncheon on May 5.


St. Jude of the Lake School Swim Team

What an amazing weekend in the pool for St. Jude of the Lake School. Congratulations go out to the following St. Jude of the Lake Swimmers who QUALIFIED FOR STATE!!!!!!!

The pool was the place to be on Tuesday and Wednesday Night!

If you missed it, our Swimmers were AMAZING in the water for which you will find Emma Dees is a STATE CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Their hard work and dedication throughout the year brought them to the State Meet where all of our swimmers placed within the top 10!!!!!!!!!

Sean VanWychen: 25 yard Backstroke - 9th Place
Ava Maas: 25yard Freestyle - 6th Place; 25yard Breaststroke - 6th Place and 100 yard Freestyle Relay - 2nd Place
Emma Dees: 50 yard Freestyle - 1st Place, 100yard IM - 2nd Place, 100 yard Freestyle Relay - 2nd Place
Elizabeth Hansen: 50 yard Backstroke - 10th Place, 50 yard Breaststroke - 4th

Side Note:
The Relay that Ava Maas and Emma Dees finished 2nd in was an EXTREMELY close race - and when they finished, the result board indicated they were 1st (posted times were 128.25 and 128.45 (for which there was much rejoicing, however, the final results show another team with a faster time, so we are not sure what happened but we can only go by "the official results".



8th Graders in DC

St. Jude of the Lake 8th graders got the incredible opportunity to visit our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., from Sunday, March 30th – Tuesday, April 1st.  While being shuttled around by a large coach bus and tour guide, students saw the many memorials and monuments that reside in Washington D.C.  Additionally, they visited many of the Smithsonian museums, toured our nation’s Capitol, saw the U.S. Supreme Court, and viewed the original copies of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights at the National Archives.  Some of their favorite sites included the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation, and Arlington National Cemetery.   On Wednesday, April 2nd, the final day of their trip, they even got to visit the many historical sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, such as Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and the complex holding the Liberty Bell.

Students (and Mr. Broszko!) were a bit tired the next day at school, but they were still thrilled to have seen history come alive in such an engaging and exciting way.  According to Mr. Broszko and the other chaperones that attended the trip, all of the 8th graders were wonderful representatives of St. Jude of the Lake and made their teachers and parents very proud!


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