About SFdS School

Principal, Kathy Kurkiewicz; (715) 635-2774

Where can you find us?

300 Oak Street, Spooner, Wisconsin

Overview

A Catholic parochial school, founded in 1958, serving pre-school (3 & 4 year olds) through 8th grade students.  All teachers are fully accredited and provide a faith-filled educational environment enlivened by love of learning and respect of self and others that helps students achieve their full potential.

Multi-age and single-grade classrooms provide students with strong core academics as well as Spanish, vocal and instrumental music, computer, art, and physical education in a family-like atmosphere.  Small class sizes allow for individual attention.  Strong family involvement is encouraged through an active Home & School Association and parent volunteers.  The school is fully accredited by the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Association.

Enrollment

Approximately 117 students; comprised of Catholic and other Christian believers. 

Teaching Staff

Nine full-time teachers supplemented by specialist teachers for reading, vocal and instrumental music, Spanish, art, and physical education; support staff and a full-time principal.

Curriculum & Special programs

Updated curriculum throughout the elementary school.

Quarterly Honors Assemblies recognize students for outstanding work, their “personal best.” Family Week each October includes Grandparents Day, pet blessings, book fair, and parent/student/teacher conferences. Catholic Schools Week gives students opportunities to explore non-traditional activities. All fifth- through eighth-graders participate in the instrumental music program and present two on-site concerts. In alternate years, students in grades 5-8 perform a musical play. Field trips for elementary students are integrated into the class curriculum, including 7th & 8th trip to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.


Also noteworthy

Students score above state and national norms on tests. Majority of graduates consistently are named to high school honor rolls; various Spooner High School valedictorians attended St. Francis de Sales Elementary School.

Tuition is low, and financial aid is available.