St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School
Delano, MN 55328
About This School
In 2014, St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Minnesota average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School Reviews
St. Peter’s School does a great job of instilling a confidence in public speaking in its students. They are up in front of the church speaking, even as early as Kindergarten. Both of our kids had a chance to lector at a Sunday Mass; it was impressive how comfortable they seemed. There are so many opportunities for the kids to develop that confidence (performance days, talent show, Marathon pep rallies). I also appreciate St. Peter’s strong feeling of community—for both the kids and parents. I feel like everyone really looks out for one another. St. Peter’s School is “a village.” Finally, it’s not only our kids who have benefited from the faith-based education. Our whole family has grown in our faith.
St. Peter’s school has a rich history. I attended this school as a child and it impacted my life in many ways and led me in my decision in sending my son to the school. Knowing that faith and character building are part of everyday learning makes St. Peter’s different from the public school. The small class sizes enable the teachers to know each individual student well and tailor instruction to meet their needs. Every Friday the students not only attend mass, but also are actively involved in all parts. St. Peter’s is a great community to be a part of and gives the students life experiences that will last a lifetime.
When we moved from Arizona to Minnesota 9 years ago, one of the many reasons we chose Delano was knowing that we would have a Catholic grade school for our son to attend when it came time. As kindergarten time approached, many St. Peter's School parents reached out to us, shared their experiences with the school, and made us feel welcome. St. Peter's has met and exceeded our expectations! Our son is in the 3rd grade now and each of his teachers has provided individualized instruction, fostered a love of learning and , most importantly, nurtured his faith formation.
We were pleasantly surprised to see how affordable the tuition was when we first considered St. Peter’s for our oldest daughter for Kindergarten. Our intention was to send her for Kindergarten only to take advantage of the full-day option. After the first year, we were incredibly impressed with everything about the school. Seven years later, we proudly graduated our oldest daughter from St. Peter’s. We just never found a reason to leave, only reasons to stay. Along the way, we also discovered many things that were missing in our lives. We grew in faith, right along with our children. The school helped to build a solid faith foundation and give our daughters all of the skills to help them succeed in life, but it also helped grow our family’s faith. We feel our children receive the high quality education that we have grown to expect in Delano, with an amazing bonus – God! And now, with our youngest daughter in Kindergarten, we have been so amazed at how much she has learned in such a short period of time. Ms. Hallau is terrific with the Kindergartners and creates a loving classroom environment filled with learning.
We initially chose St. Peter’s School given the Christian curriculum and the school's affiliation with Delano Catholic Community. Additionally, our daughter is extremely shy and we thought the smaller class sizes would not overwhelm her. She is learning very quickly and their kind and gentle approach to learning has helped her blossom and come out of her shell in just a few short months. Our daughter adores her classmates, her Kindergarten teacher Miss Hallau, and the school principal, Mrs. Calice. The quality of the education my child receives at St. Peter’s is outstanding and the faculty, staff and parental support within SPS is truly like a family. We feel very fortunate to be part of this wonderful educational community.
We love St Peter's School and the teachers. When Randy and I decided to send Aaron over 12 years ago, we wanted to have God be a part of Aaron's life and for him to discover that God is everywhere, everyday. We also wanted Aaron to experience a sense of belonging and be confident in his faith and beliefs. The smaller classroom size, gave him a chance to learn and comprehend, and, most of all for Aaron to think that any action, good or bad has consequences. We are very proud of Aaron and the well-rounded young man he has become, he truly cares and respects people and is polite beyond measure. Randy and I have gotten many compliments on what a nice young man he has become. We owe many thanks to the teachers of St Peter's School.
We attended public school, and thought our first child would follow suit. Friends and family whose children excelled at St. Peter’s School convinced us to check it out. We attended kindergarten round-up and spoke with former students and their parents to learn more. We did the same for the public school. Faced with two excellent options in Delano, we decided that St. Peter’s small, tight-knit community, strong academic record and daily religion curriculum would be the best fit. If our son’s performance is any indication, we made the right choice. As a 7th grader at Delano Middle School, he is on the A honor roll; he has been invited to participate in advanced classes; and was named Citizen of the Month shortly after starting. We often say St. Peter’s “small” prepared him for the “big” of public school. He developed his confidence and his love of learning with the underpinnings of his faith (empathy and respect, service to others, and a strong work ethic). We look forward to seeing our children grow into students and citizens who contribute to our excellent school system and community. I encourage families in our area to, like us, carefully weigh all their options.
Our family has attended St. Peter's school for the last 4 years. The principal and teachers are highly motivated to academically challenge each and every child to their individual potential. Students are instructed in the Catholic faith and are able to attend and participate in Mass weekly.