Welcome to the newest Catholic elementary school in Sioux Falls – St. Katharine Drexel! In response to the growing demand for Catholic education from the families of the west side of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, St. Katharine Drexel School opened its doors in the Fall of 2008 as a Preschool through 1st grade school. We have since added one grade each year and now offer Preschool through 6th grade.
We begin our week with students saying a decade of the Rosary together, school mass is held every Wednesday morning, and the week concludes with classes spending time in the Chapel. Each classroom has the opportunity to prepare and participate in the weekly school mass. We invite parents and other family members to join us for this special time.
At St. Katharine Drexel School, we place a strong emphasis on teaching the students about the virtues of respect, responsibility, gratitude, service, honesty, love, compassion, forgiveness, manners, and trust. Through various activities, students understand the value of being a Child of God.
Upon entering our school, you will be greeted by a very caring and spiritual staff who know each child as an individual. We have small class sizes which are great for meeting each student’s unique needs. Classrooms have interactive Promethean or Smart Boards for teachers and students to use in the learning process. Parents are also actively involved in school activities and with our School Family Organization (SFO).
For any additional questions or to schedule a tour, please contact the school office at 275-6994 or SFCS Admissions Coordinator, Jenni Struck, at 575-3358.
Wow! It seems like yesterday that the children were walking through the doors in their clean fresh uniforms with bright smiles and excitement for a new year. It has been a terrific year here at SKD! The year was filled with many exciting activities involving our students and families. The spirit and mission of helping build school community was outstanding.
It has been an amazing year thanks to so many dedicated families who have such a wonderful vision for this school. Your commitment and enthusiasm in supporting a Catholic Education for your children is appreciated. I have enjoyed watching them all grow spiritually, academically and socially.
Have a blessed and safe summer vacation. I look forward to seeing you back in the Fall!
Mrs. Charron, Principal
Our school Mass is held every* Wednesday at 8:00 am.
*There are occasionally special date changes which will be communicated to families as needed
St. Katharine Drexel Prayer
Ever-loving God, You called Saint Katharine Drexel to teach the message of the Gospel and to bring the life of the Eucharist to the African American and Native American peoples.
By her prayers and example, enable us to work for justice among the poor and the oppressed,and keep us undivided in love in the eucharistic community of Your Church.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Back to school packets and information will be sent out at the end of July. Please check your email periodically during the summer months for updates from the school.
If your family is moving over the summer and you have a change of address, please notify the office so we can get that updated along with any changes in phone numbers or e-mail addresses.
Our staff wishes all of you a blessed and safe summer break!!!
SFO Volunteer Opportunities
This year there will be many opportunities to volunteer for at the school and I encourage everyone to get involved whenever and however possible. Listed are the yearly SFO events in need of volunteers and the online link to sign up if you can. Thank you, in advance, for making these opportunities special for the students at SKD!
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click the link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com.
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Lunch Room Volunteers
Grandparent/Special Friend Day
St. Nicholas Day
Staff Potluck at Conferences
First Communion Reception
6th Grade Graduation Reception
Talent Show Set-Up
Staff Appreciation Week
Extra days (to sign up for days not included in the normal After school care fee)
*Playground Balls-basketballs, kickballs, footballs, soccer balls
*iTunes Gift Cards-varying Amounts
*Disposable Latex Gloves