Called To Be One

In April 2016, Bishop Paul Sirba announced a planning process for the Duluth Area Catholic Schools that “would unify their operations into one city-wide school with multiple campuses” offering a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade continuum of education.  The Called To Be One recommended plan was presented to the Duluth Area Catholic Schools Board on January 12th and the plan was approved by the Board and Bishop Sirba on January 19th. 

Read the approved plan here.

Inaugural President Search Announced

The search for the first president of the newly unified school is underway. A faith-filled and Christ-centered Catholic leader is being sought to serve the students, families, faculty, and community as the 125 year history of Catholic education in Duluth enters a new era.  

Read more about the position and responsibilities here.

Get the Weekly Updates

Keep up-to-date with weekly communication emails from Duluth Catholic School.  If you would like to receive future updates, send an email to to be added to the distribution list.  Be aware that some email systems may filter the weekly updates to your “junk” or “clutter” folders. Past updates are provided by the links below.

March 23, 2017:
March 17, 2017:  (Principals and Specialist announcement)
March 16, 2017:
March 9, 2017:
March 3, 2017: 
February 16, 2017: 
February 9, 2017:

Registration for the Duluth Catholic School

Registration for all Duluth Catholic School campuses opens March 16th
New Student Application available here.

Holy Rosary Campus (preK-4)
St. James Campus (preK-8)
St. John’s Campus (5-8) 

Interested in a tour?  All campuses will be hosting “Welcome Wednesday” open house events.  Each Wednesday morning, the campuses will be open for tours and information.  If you would like to request another time for a tour, please contact the campus to make other arrangements.

Holy Rosary: Welcome Wednesday (8:00 – 9:00 AM)
St. James: Welcome Wednesday (9:30 – 10:30 AM)
St. John’s: Welcome Wednesday (9:00 – 10:00 AM)

March 9 letter from the Bishop and Board of Governance for the Duluth Catholic School here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of frequently asked questions as well as a list of Called To Be One team members can be found here.
Your questions are important to us!  If you need further information or have unanswered questions please contact us by email here

News About Called To Be One

January 20, 2017 Press Coverage of Called To Be One Plan

WDIO-TV Called 2B1 Coverage here.
Fox 21 TV Coverage here.
Duluth News Tribune Story here.


October 26, 2016 Press Release here.

September 24, 2016 Retreat Coverage

WDIO-TV News coverage here.
Northland's News center coverage here.

August 16, 2016 News Conference Press Release here.

Coverage in the Duluth News Tribune here.
Northland's News Center coverage here.
WDIO-TV News coverage here.

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Resource Library

We invite you to use these resources to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith and education, both past and present, as we form our vision for the future.  

Read "Echoes from the Past" here.

Duluth Area Catholic Schools

Duluth Area Catholic Schools offer high academic standards in a faith-filled educational environment. OurDuluth Area Catholic Schools logo neighborhood schools are Holy Rosary Catholic SchoolSt. James Catholic SchoolSt. John the Evangelist Catholic School and St. Michael’s Lakeside Catholic School in Duluth, Minn. Each offers a safe, studious, joyful Catholic school experience that upholds high standards of teaching and the even higher standards of Christ.