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.

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 of the Lake Catholic School

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The Catholic Spirit Post of the Rosary Pilgrimage at the St Paul Cathedral

Students at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School, International Baccalaureate School, in Mahtomedi pray the rosary during the annual Children's Rosary Pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. Paul Oct. 7. They were joined by other Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Why St. Jude? Check this out!

St. Jude of the Lake Catholic IB World School = Challenge the Mind and Inspire the Spirit

Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year in process.

We have received a grant from Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) to support three types of available Tuition Credits:

  1. $1,000 Credits for new Kindergarten students
  2. $1,500 Transfer Credits for new students in grades 1-5
  3. $500.00 Referral Credits for every student you refer who enrolls.  If you do not have children in the school you can apply the $500 to a student of your choice. 


St. Jude of the Lake IB World School is Paving the Way!

Learn more about St. Jude in the White Bear Lake Magazine's July 2015 issue. Click here to read the article.



Paving the Way

St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School set IB precedent for all Catholic schools ... Read More »

Education Excellence

The primary purpose of assessment at school is to assist teachers in improvement of ... Read More »

MISF Awards STEM Grant

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

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Uniform Expectations

At St. Jude of the Lake, our uniform is a visual sign of our school community. Students in uniform gain a sense of pride in themselves and their school. In addition, the uniform may help build self-confidence and respect, and direct a focus on learning.
Clothing must be neat, clean, and in good repair. Neatness and cleanliness will be expected at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, having shirts tucked in and buttoned completely with the exception of the top button.

Click here to download the 2015-16 School Uniform Expectations

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Is your child going to be absent today?

Call the attendance line: 651-395-5300

Laker Happenings

Rosary Pilgrimage

On October 7 all the students and staff participated in the Rosary Pilgrimage at the St Paul Cathedral.


Mahtomedi Homecoming Parade

Fun was had by all who participated in the parade. Thank you to everyone who supported us!



Safety in the School House…

This past week St. Jude of the Lake students had our first Fire Drill and all students practiced how to evacuate the school bus.

Pine Tree Apple Orchard

First field trip of the year! The Kindergarten class visited Pine Tree Apple Orchard and picked their very own apples!

Office Hours

Door 10

Monday through Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm




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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.