Saint Helena Catholic School is accredited by Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) and meets the standards set forth by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for Catholic Identity.
The average class size is 11. The teacher to student ratio is 1 teacher to every 9 students.
Saint Helena Catholic School students are offered many opportunities throughout the day to develop the whole child. In addition to extracurricular activities, all students in kindergarten through eighth grade, attend Spanish, Art, and library classes once a week; physical education four times a week; as well as technology and music classes twice a week.
In addition to the religious education and formation received in the classroom, students have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacraments throughout the year. The celebration of the Holy Mass takes place weekly, with the entire student body gathering in the Church, this includes any Holy Days of Obligation that take place on a school day. The Sacrament of Confession is offered twice a year during the school day for children who have already made their first Confession.
Title I Services
The Staff of Saint Helena Catholic School works together to ensure every child is being offered every opportunity to succeed. Staff and parents collaborate to recognize any areas in which students may need additional help. Title I services are available for students who are identified as needing extra support in math and reading, and classes are held before school with Saint Helena teachers.
Father Marcus Milless
Business Administrator &
Safe Environment Coordinator
Kindergarten & Title I
Gisell Castaneda Garcia
1st Grade & Title I
2nd Grade & Title I
Sr. Melissa Schreifels, SSND
5th-8th Math & 7th Religion
5th-8th Language Arts & 6th Religion
5th-8th Science & 3rd-8th Art
Physical Education &
5th-8th Social Studies
City Connects Coordinator
Custodian & After School Program