We Bring Scholars Toward Proficiency and Beyond
We serve children in Pre-K through 8th grade. Children entering Pre-K are not ready for school. For many, it is their first exposure to a classroom setting. And of children who come to us in other grades, 80 percent are behind where they should be in reading and/or math.
- St. Pascal Regional plays a critical role in erasing The Achievement Gap for children and families on the East Side of St. Paul.
- By eighth grade our scholars are prepared to be successful at a rigorous high school. High schools such as Hill-Murray and Cretin-Derham Hall want our graduates because they know how to succeed under high expectations.
- We primarily serve children from African American and Latino communities.
- Many of our children and families have language barriers; 9% are English language learners.
- Fifty-eight percent of our scholars qualify for free or reduced lunch.
- We negotiate tuition rates so no child is turned away.
- Although we are a wholeheartedly Catholic mission, we serve the whole community.
All of us at St. Pascal Regional Catholic School believe that each scholar is a beloved child of God who has unique talents to develop and share. We are at the forefront of innovation in education, while we maintain the values and compassion upon which we have built our reputation.
We continually strive for all scholars to make strides toward proficiency. All St. Pascal Regional scholars take the nationally recognized NWEA Map tests three times each year to measure academic growth. These tests allow teachers and administrators to pinpoint the skills each scholar needs strengthened and to develop individualized interventions. Those might include one-on-one or small-group tutoring, Title 1 services, extra help during class or, sometimes, more challenging work if a scholar is excelling. Comparing winter and spring test results with the benchmark fall test results gives a more complete picture of each scholar’s progress. Consider: A 5th grader may come to St. Pascal Regional reading at a 2nd grade level. By spring, the scholar is reading at a 4th grade level. He or she would likely not have an MCA score in the proficient range, yet the scholar made two years’ worth of growth.
We serve the whole child and work with families to remove barriers to academic success, such as hunger and homelessness.
Our standardized test scores. Demonstrating proficiency in basic skills on standardized tests is important to long-term academic success, and St. Pascal Regional’s scores on the state standardized MCA tests consistently surpass those at other East Side schools.
We teach the Christian faith in the Roman Catholic tradition, and we welcome and respect families from all faith traditions. Our scholars attend a school mass once a month and pray daily in their classrooms. They also receive religious instruction.