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Catholic Schools Center of Excellence

On A Mission

Catholic schools matter.

Our mission at the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) is to enhance excellence and increase enrollment in preschool–8th grade Catholic schools in Minnesota.

We do this by sharing innovative ideas, sound business practices, proven strategies and financial resources to help meet each school's individual goals.

We invite you to join us.

How We Do It

Our Impact

Believe and Read
Learn about the incredible results from this literacy program!

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The Latest

We invite you to learn more about CSCOE and our partner schools!

Below you will find the latest CSCOE magazine, news stories and upcoming events.

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2024 CSCOE Bash

Thank you to all who joined us at the 2024 CSCOE Bash!

Announcing Our New CSCOE President: Michael Rainer

We have exciting leadership news at CSCOE! We are delighted to announce that after a comprehensive search and rigorous selection process, the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence Board of Directors has…

April 13, 2024 | Big Bang Catholic STEM Fair

Get ready for our sixth annual Big Bang Catholic STEM Fair! April 13 at Visitation High School in Mendota Heights from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  This event is free…

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Worth the Investment

Catholic schools teach students to value service.

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The Catholic School Community

The community at a Catholic school or preschool cannot be found anywhere else.

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The Catholic School Principal

Catholic schools form the lives of young people in every dimension of their being, and our principals are key leaders in this. At the 2019 CSCOE Bash, we honored our principals with the Legacy of Greatness Award.

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Look how far we’ve come!

Check out what we’ve accomplished in four short years!

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Called to Greatness

We believe every person is called to greatness. Our Catholic schools beautifully walk with each student on that journey.

Believe & Read

In its pilot year, every student was reading at or above grade level, after having started out with 50% of students at risk for reading difficulties. CSCOE is looking to expand this program to all of our 155 schools.

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Catholic Schools Center of Excellence