Risen Christ School at Holy Name
We were part of its “birth.”
Risen Christ School is a 1993 consolidation of five South Minneapolis parish Catholic elementary schools and is located in the former Holy Name school on our parish campus. The school embraces children from many different churches in addition to the five founding parishes: students from 13 other Catholic churches and 31 non-Catholic faith communities attend Risen Christ School. Our Holy Name community supports Risen Christ in many ways including sharing building space, providing space for events and sharing our worship space for school Masses, concerts and events such as the graduation ceremony.
When Risen Christ opened its doors in the fall of 1993, there were two campuses – one for grades K-2 and the other for grades 3-8. In September 2003, the school opened as one campus here at Holy Name after completion of a $3.7 million renovation and expansion. In addition to adding new classrooms, the project included a new library media center, kitchen, elevator, playground and other improvements to the building.
Risen Christ serves over 300 children from grades K-8. The student population is 77% Latino and 13% African American and African. Over half are English language learners. In an effort to improve literacy skills for their mostly Latino population, Risen Christ Catholic School is transforming into a truly dual immersion school. The School has been selected to be a part of the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS), and becomes one of only 10 accepted schools across the country.
If you would like to visit Risen Christ Catholic School and learn more about the programs or if you would like to VOLUNTEER at Risen Christ, please call 612-822-5329 or click here!