Are you seeking a school where your child belongs? Somewhere your child will be celebrated as an individual and included in a group? A place where your child's faith is developed and encouraged? RCLS has a strong tradition of educating the whole child - mind, body, and spirit- and of raising students to be followers of Christ. Students are included and including here. RCLS is a faith community, founded on Christ, where students and parents create lifelong relationships.
An RCLS education provides children with a challenging academic environment. During the formative elementary school years, the focus is on ensuring that critical skills related to reading, writing and mathematics are mastered. As children mature into middle school students, the focus shifts to applying those skills to enable them to be critical thinkers. Technology integration, foreign language instruction and small class sizes are guaranteed.
The RCLS athletics, fine arts and extracurricular programs teach and encourage Christian values as they promote skills, teamwork and school spirit. This balance of academics, arts, athletics and extracurricular activities cultivate well-rounded children. In these foundational years, there curricular and extracurricular options lead to diverse and joyful involvement for RCLS students and enable students to develop a sense for their strengths, by which they may lead themselves and others in future contexts.
Welcome to RCLS, one of Rochester, Minnesota’s most-affordable private-education PS-8 education options! Please explore our website to become familiar with our ministry and educational program. RCLS offers programs for students three years of age through eighth grade. We also offer "Stepping Stones," our School-aged Care (SAC), after-school program. It is held before and after school and during the summer months for students age 3-12 years. Additionally, we offer a homework-based after-school program for grades 4-8.