St. Edward School Report
Did you know that St. Edward School (in fact, all private schools in the United States) receives very little money from the government for its operation? We are funded almost entirely by the support of our families and the local community. This is a tremendous feat for which we are eternally grateful. When I think of the sacrifice of this parish and community to support our school, both financially and spiritually, I am awed.
St. Edward School was built in 1937, during the Great Depression, and dedicated on Sept. 4, 1938. It is clear that our forefathers felt very strongly about the importance of Catholic education here in Minneota. Since 1938, we have educated over 1,400 students; many of whom have made great impacts on the local community and many other communities around the nation.
A Catholic educations remains one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. In 1938, The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet made up the teaching staff. Today, our students are surrounded by a highly qualified staff of lay teachers who love Christ and understand the important relationship between Christ and His people.
What exactly is special about Catholic education? Researchers around the world have grappled with this question. Within our nation, the answers revolve around the special characteristics of our teachers, the family created within the school by students and their families, a unique school culture based on Christ and His church and an overwhelming evidence toward high academic achievement. I can concur with the research in that I see exactly these things here, at St. Edward School.
Thank you to all who back the mission of St. Edward School in any of the many ways we require that support.