Our mission

We are committed to providing every one of our students a sense of belonging within a community rooted in faith, inclusivity, and love. Together with their families, we create a foundation to achieve excellence by developing each students' unique God-given talents.

 

Our Story

Community of Saints Regional Catholic School was founded in 2012 through the partnership of four parishes across Saint Paul, West Saint Paul, and South Saint Paul. Cumulatively, the parishes have over 300 years of experience in providing Catholic Education to families in the surrounding communities.

United by our faith, we aim to offer an academically rigorous and socially diverse experience that is accessible to all families of all income levels.

Community of Saints brings together the many traditions, cultures, and values of our sponsoring parishes along with the rich diversity of the community we serve.  The result is an academic institution that provides all students with  a sense of belonging, a community of faith, and a foundation of excellence.

Our Sponsoring Parishes

Our Lady of Guadaulpe, St. Paul – Founded in 1931 for Mexican immigrants, OLG is a thriving parish that serves the Latino community throughout the twin cities metro area. The parish, which is a pillar of the West Side’s Latino community, offers Masses in Spanish and English, and is a strong advocate for social justice and immigrants’ rights.

St. John Vianney Parish & School, South St. Paul – SJV was founded in 1945 to accommodate the growing SSP community. Ten years later, the Chicago-based Sisters of Casimir launched Providence School to accommodate the boom in school age children. The School Sisters of Notre Dame later took over the school’s operation and the name was eventually changed to St. John Vianney School, offering children a Catholic education from pre-K through 6th grade.

St. Matthew Parish & School, St. Paul – Founded in 1886 as a German parish, a school was launched in the church basement one year later by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. After a school was built and expanded, the student population swelled to 1000 students in the late 1950s. In recent years, St. Matthew’s has become known for its commitment to social justice and has partnered with a number of organizations to serve the community including: Loaves & Fishes, St. Mary’s Free Health Clinic and Casa Guadalupana, a Catholic worker house.

St. Michael Parish & School, West St. Paul – St. Michael’s was founded in 1866, as a Mission Church by Archbishop John Ireland, who was then pastor of the Cathedral. Located on the West Side flats, it was the first church on the west side of the river, which was home to a growing immigrant population. St. Michael’s, long known as the Irish Catholic parish, launched a school in 1884 which was run by the Sisters of St. Joseph. St. Michael’s Parish remained on the flats until 1954 when it built a new church and school in West St. Paul. St. Michael’s original tower, now called Torre de San Miguel, still stands in tribute to the first church site.