Such great things happen when a family chooses Catholic education! Students enjoy a loving environment and challenging curriculum. We strive to help each child realize the full potential that God has given him.  

The Office of the Schools serves eight schools in northwestern Minnesota. The mostly rural area is populated with agribusiness, forestry, tourism, and a multitude of businesses and services.

We may have a school near you. Contact the local principal to learn more about individual schools and their educational and donor programs. 

      SCHOOL LIST   

If you are interested in being part of Catholic education as a parent, educator, volunteer, grandparent or donor, we are grateful that you are here. Please consult the list of schools to contact the pastor or principal.  Here are two more ways you can help:   

St. Mary's Mission: To assist St. Mary's Mission School in Red Lake, MN, please click here.   

Diocesan Annual Appeal (DAA):  The DAA supports the work of Catholic Schools as well as many other offices to further God's work in our diocese.  To support our DAA, please click here.

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FAMILY. That’s what it’s like. I never would have believed it could be so different in a Catholic School! I was happy with the public schools where I lived, as a parent and as an educator…then, I started teaching at St. Joe’s in Moorhead several years ago. I expected it to be just like other schools, only with church and praying. Why was I so surprised that the very spirit of the school was different? I was so moved by the difference, that I became Principal at St. Michael’s School in Mahnomen and, later, Superintendent of Schools in the Diocese of Crookston. Parents and grandparents want MORE from schools today, especially in light of what we see in the news. They want their children to be able to fall back on something when they're worried. Faith. Catholic Schools foster a faith and community spirit that you really can’t find elsewhere. 

Tina Stanger, M.Ed.

Superintendent of Schools
Diocese of Crookston 

Tina Stanger, M.Ed
Director, Office of Catholic Schools
218-281-4533 ext. 457