Now Enrolling Grades 6-8
Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
We are building a middle school program unlike any other in the St. Cloud area, reflecting on research, best practices and understanding the academic, emotional, social and developmental needs of middle school students. 2022 is a defining year with the introduction of our cross-curricular PBL structure, we have created an outstanding middle school program serving grades 6 – 8, that will prepare students for the rigor of their high school years at Cathedral.
Our middle school students will enjoy dedicated spaces and programming to focus on hands-on, practical applications to their learning with opportunities to work in teams on cross-curricular projects. Imagine learning about bacteria, fermentation and cultures in science class and then applying that by making yogurt in our culinary arts lab. We want students to test hypotheses, to be curious about outcomes, and to discover solutions. To enable this to happen, we are investing heavily into middle school renovations, creating three specific new environments: a Maker Space, Culinary Arts Lab, and new Science Labs.
NEW Integrated Learning Approach = NEW Classrooms
We have big plans for our students to be creative thinkers, collaborators, problem solvers, risk-takers, mistake makers who see mistakes as learning opportunities rather than failures, leaders, entrepreneurs, and better communicators, all within a nurturing Christ-centered environment. We embrace faith as we integrate acts of service into our daily routine. As a holistic approach, this enables our students to dive into hands-on learning while understanding the everyday need in serving with compassion.
It’s not just about academics or athletics. It’s about your child’s whole self; their character, confidence, potential, and faith.
The investment in a Catholic education can be affordable. Almost every Crusader receives tuition assistance in some form.
You don’t need to fit inside a box at Cathedral. Let’s work together to determine the best learning style for your student.