Welcome to St. Katharine Drexel School
At St. Katharine Drexel School, we believe in the potential of each and every student. We also believe that each child is a unique and cherished gift from God. We are committed to excellence in all areas: academics, extra-curricular activities and educational resources. Our teachers provide close, personal, individual attention in small classes. They assist students in developing the many facets of their lives: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, socially, ethically, environmentally, and culturally. We welcome students of every faith to join us in this important educational journey. We know that we will enrich each other. We encourage our students to become responsible, active, enthusiastic lifelong learners.
We hope you enjoy exploring this site for information about St. Katharine Drexel School and its wonderful programs and opportunities. As you peruse these pages, you will find out why so many students from Beaver Dam and the surrounding area are excited to call St. Katharine Drexel School their own. We hope you like what you see and if you do, please contact us to arrange a campus visit so you can witness firsthand the outstanding resources, activities and people at St. Katharine Drexel School.
St. Katharine Drexel School in partnership with St. Katharine Drexel Parish will nurture faith and provide quality education to the youth in the Beaver Dam area. We remain inspired by the Holy Spirit to reach out lovingly to others through example, service, and prayer. In this manner, we will continue our journey as intentional disciples to build God’s kingdom.
MISSION, PHILOSOPHY, GOALS
St. Katharine Drexel School, as an extension of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, is a child-centered, caring community. SKDS is dedicated to educating the whole child in the Catholic Christian tradition, offering a Christian message and a faith-filled environment to its school family through worship and service.
The St. Katharine Drexel School Family, with parents as the primary teachers, shares the joint responsibility of serving our school and others as well as building faith, knowledge and a cooperative spirit. All students, teachers, staff, parents and administration are vital to the educational program.
At St. Katharine Drexel School we are called to teach as Jesus did, instructing the whole child:
Spiritually encouraging him/her to develop a personal and communal relationship with God and to share Christ’s love by serving one another.
Emotionally fostering a loving and secure environment.
Intellectually challenging him/her to work thoroughly in all the disciplines.
Physically providing him/her with outlets that encourage a healthy and rewarding lifestyle.
Socially promoting cooperation with and acceptance of others.
Environmentally accepting responsibility to care for the world God has provided for us.
Culturally educating toward an understanding of and an appreciation for the global community, the myriad of cultures within it and one’s personal relationship to our world.
Finally, we encourage a sense of pride in oneself, leading to pride in St. Katharine Drexel School and Parish which play an integral part in the Beaver Dam Community.