Cathedral’s 140th Anniversary

1884: The Founding Story of Our School

  • Parish families were invited to send their primary age children to school.
  • A mixed age group morning class was taught daily by the Benedicta Sister of Holy Angels.
  • The main purpose was to teach reading and writing in English, (other schools taught in German) and ensure that the religious faith and history was also taught.


Holy Angles Grade School was Established

  • Opened October 2, 1887.
  • A three-story building was built to accommodate the student growth of the school.
  • 160 students were taught by the principal, Mr. Kaiser as well as three sisters.