Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What grades are offered at Highland Catholic School?
We offer preschool through eighth grade.

How can I find out more about what my child will experience at Highland Catholic School?
Each grade level has a page on our website where you will find regularly updated classroom news. Click here for more information.

What time does school start?
Students enter the building at 8:00 a.m. and classes begin at 8:10 a.m. The day ends at 2:50 p.m.

How old does my child need to be to start kindergarten?
Your child must be five years old by September 1st.

Do you have all-day kindergarten?
Yes, our students in kindergarten attend a full-day kindergarten program.

Do you have a child care program before and after school?
Yes, parents may sign their children up for before and/or after school care in the Extra Innings program. Extra Innings also is offered in the summer. Check out all the details in the Extra Innings section.

When do students see the specialist teachers?
Students in Pre-K participate in weekly Physical Education, Music and Spanish Classes.
Students in grades K-8 attend Physical Education, Art, and Spanish classes on a regular weekly schedule.
Students in grades K-5 have Music classes weekly.
Students in grades K-6 have Library and Technology classes weekly.
Students in grades 6-8 have Performing Arts classes weekly.
Literacy Lab and Resource Room services are scheduled with the classroom teachers.

Do students wear uniforms?
Yes. Students in K – 8th grade have several choices available through Donald’s Department Store. We also have a free uniform exchange at our Back to School Night held at the end of August. Preschool and PreK do not have uniform requirements.

How does religion fit into the school day?
Religion classes are taught daily and are considered part of our core curriculum. Students also participate in classroom prayer, monthly Masses, grade level Masses, prayer services and service projects and retreats. Simply put, “We live our faith” on a daily basis as is evident in our interactions with one another.

Do the teachers have teaching licenses?
Not only do the teachers meet all of the requirements of Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) but 12 of the teachers hold or are pursuing advanced degrees in teaching.

What’s the next stop for my child after Highland Catholic School?
After graduation at Highland Catholic School, your child will be well prepared for high school. Fortunately, the metro area provides many options for a high-quality Catholic high school experience. The majority of our students do continue onto Catholic high school where we hear marvelous things about their achievement and leadership.

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