An Excellent Hands-On, Faith-Based Education

Our Mission

St. Jude of the Lake School is a Catholic community dedicated to fully preparing children for their future by developing their faith, mind, and character.

Our Philosophy

We strive to ensure our students are inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who understand and respect the multi-cultural world in which we live. We do this by providing a nurturing environment in which all students have the opportunity to pursue their individual intellectual abilities and discover their unique gifts. We are committed to academic excellence, worship, and service to others; our students achieve a deeper awareness of their responsibility to God, community, the world at large, and themselves.

School Hours

Our school day is from 9:00 am-3:20 pm. The School office is open from 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

School Year

We follow our customized academic year calendar.


The District provides transport to/from St. Jude of the Lake for all students within the Mahtomedi School District.

Extended Care

We offer fee-based on-site care before school from 7:45 am and after school until 5:30 pm.

Healthy Meals

We provide fresh, healthy, chef-prepared meals cooked on site to our students.

Tuition Support

We offer tuition payment support through the St. Jude of the Lake Angel Fund.

A Peace of Mind School

The Peace of Mind Partnership through CSCOE provides our school with support and resources to help children, staff, and families grow in emotional confidence through social emotional learning (SEL) education.
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A Message From the Principal

As principal, it is very important to me that everyone who steps through our doors, whether it be a staff member, parent, student or visitor, is excited to be here.  The positive attitude and welcoming setting enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, nurturing environment and grow our school community, while furthering our mission of providing a strong Catholic foundation for our students.

Carrie Hackman


St. Jude recognizes the importance of providing a robust array of enrichment opportunities for students in all grades and of all abilities.

Spiritual Development

We integrate our Catholic faith into our everyday teachings. Our students begin each day with prayer, attend weekly Mass, completed Sacramental preparation and participate in acts of community service.

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