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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Holy Buckets

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A Peaceful Season

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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.




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Call the attendance line: 651-395-5300

Special Event

Epiphany Event

St. Jude of the Lake Faith Formation, St. Jude of the Lake School and Lake Area Discover Center are partnering to bring you this amazing PreK - 8th grade Epiphany Event!

Wednesday, January 7 in the Ministry Center

We are having Mad Science for entertainment along with a family feast. Mad Science will have two performances, at 4:15 pm and 6:15 pm with dinner being served between performances. There will also be science experiments available for the children to experience during the event.

This is a family event for Pre-K - 8th grade. Parents need to stay with their children during the entire event.

Service project for Epiphany Event!

We will be taking up a collection for the Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf Back Pack Program the night of the event.

Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf Backpack Program
Every Thursday when school is in session a small bag of non-perishable food items is placed in a child’s backpack who qualifies and signs up for the program. This food will include a healthy assortment of breakfast, lunch, or snack items to supplement a child’s weekend nutritional needs.

Items to donate: granola bars, instant oatmeal, easy mac, pudding cups, fruit cups.

For questions? Contact Us.

Laker Happenings!

Lakers in Action!


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!

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm