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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.


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.

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