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.

St. Jude Presents

St. Jude of the Lake Presents:

Our students will be performing Annie, Jr.!

Come see our very talented students perform the award winning play Annie!

Performances will be at the Maplewood Community Center on:

          May 29 at 7:00 pm

          May 30 at 7:00 pm

          May 31 at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $10 - General Admission.

Tickets on sale Now! (click here)  **Please note that your receipt will be your ticket.

Service Opportunities

Upcoming Service Opportunities

Adopt A Highway

Sunday, May 17th, 12-3pm, we invite you to join our community service endeavor with Adopt-A-Highway along Hwy 244.
We will meet at the school gym at 12:00, grab a quick bite to eat, receive an overview of our duties and head out!
Childcare for younger than 13 will be provided, so bring the whole family! All are invited, contact the school office at 426-2562 to sign up.


Dorothy Day THANK YOU!!!










Thank you to our families who participated at Dorothy Day center on Saturday, April 25.  It was a wonderful experience for our children.  We will be setting another service project at Dorothy Day in the 2015-16 school year and look forward to you joining us again!!


Check Us Out!

Why St. Jude? Check this out!



MISF Awards STEM Grant

 MISF Awards STEM Grant valued at $ 5,460.00 to St. Jude of the Lake ... Read More »


Students at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School celebrated Earth Day last ... Read More »

Alumni News

Here is proof that graduates from St. Jude of the Lake can do great things!

Hannah Belisle, a White Bear Lake native and graduate of St. Jude of the Lake beat out thousands of college students for a chance to have her film shown at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May. Read the article and watch the video by clicking ... Read More »




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Is your child going to be absent today?

Call the attendance line: 651-395-5300

Support Our School

Annie, Jr.  Fundraiser

Support St. Jude of the Lake's production of Annie, Jr.


Costa Farm and Greenhouse will also give our school 15% of all sales purchased between May 11 - May 20.  Click here and print this flyer and bring into Costa's. You can stop by the office for hard copies to hand out!!


Laker Happenings!

Track and Field Day /Annual Talent Show

We will be held on Tuesday, June 2 from 9:30 am to 2:00pm.  Track and Field events will be in the morning followed by a picnic lunch and Talent Show the end the day.  Parents, siblings and other family are invited to join us for the day.  We will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers and corn dogs for lunch.  Click on the form bellow to order lunch for parents, siblings, grandparents or other guests  and return to the school office by Friday, May 29 or you may bring in your order lunch.  Students who choose hot lunch will be charge using student accounts.

TF Lunch order form


Lakers in Action!

Senior Day Celebration

What a great turnout was had by all at our Senior Day last week.  Thank you to our Home and School moms  for pulling the pieces together for a delicious brunch enjoyed by all. And to Ms. Annie Bossard, our esteemed and highly talented Music teacher. All students K-5 showed their musical capabilities! Happy Spring!

Lord, how good it is for us to be here! Matthew 17:4



This past weekend, J. Chlebeck, A. Greene, M. Flanagan and E. Dees had an incredible weekend at the St. Odilia Invite at St. Catherine University Pool.
Many Congrats to all 4 ladies as each one of them broke personal records in every one of the events they swam - that is hard work and a lot of dedication!
Our next meet will be Saturday, March 14th - All Saints Invite, Lakeville, MN from 1pm - 4pm.


Japanese Class


Catholic Schools Week

Our Fourth and Fifth Grade students at the Saints exhibit!!  They did a fabulous job!!  Thank you Mrs. Thoemke!!

Festival of Nations - Fr. Cory doing the Polka with the students.



New Service Project at St. Jude of the Lake

Adopt a Highway

Thank you School families, siblings, alum and LADC families! Many helpers made light work! We were done, with the beautiful weather, before noon--great job. We had a contest who could find the most interesting treasure along our clean up, and Niki Linden won with the capture of a cell phone!  Again, many thanks from our school to your community. Please join us for the next opportunity in May!


Dictionary Project

The 3rd graders at St. Jude of the Lake were visited by a representative from the America Legion this past week.
Over the years our students have participated in the the Dictionary Project which provides a Student Dictionary for the student's personal use to each third grade student. The dictionaries will assist the teachers in helping students become active readers, good writers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners. The students are encouraged to keep and use their dictionaries throughout their school career.

A BIG Thank You goes out to the American Legion.  God Bless You!



Our Fantastic Staff for 2014-15 School Year Welcome You!

 It has been beautiful to se the painstaking preparations that our teachers have put into getting ready for the children’s arrival.  As you know we have a few new teachers who have been welcomed with open arms by our faculty and are bringing wonderful new ideas to an already vibrant staff.  All of the staff has come in throughout the summer in addition to attending workshops on STEM, reading, and other topic areas.  We are blessed to have such dedicated teachers.  I look forward to another wonderful year with many blessings in store for each of us.  Let us continue to pray for each other!

Winter Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness for Schools

Children can be especially susceptible to the dangers associated with winter weather.  Their youthful enthusiasm often takes over when common sense and safety should prevail.  Parents should stay informed of winter weather and school closings by listening to daily reports on local radio or television stations.
Parents please review the following winter safety tips with your children who walk to and from bus stops or school.

  • Dress appropriately for cold weather:  sweaters, pants, winter coats, hats, scarves, socks and boots.
  • When you bundle up, keep your line of vision open to look out for traffic and other hazards
  • Allow extra travel time to get to the bus stop or school
  • Wear bright jackets or coats so bus drivers can easily see you in the morning or evening
  • Stand at least 10 steps away (or back) from bus stops.  Buses need extra room to stop - you could fall and slip into the roadway and be at risk of being struck by a vehicle
  • Do not cross the street at your bus stop until all traffic has come to a complete stop and the bus driver has signaled that it is safe to cross.