St. Catherine’s Middle & High School
St. Catherine’s is built on the Dominican values of:
Study: Delivering excellence in Catholic education that maximizes the potential of every student, producing graduates who embrace a lifelong love of learning.
Prayer: Elevating our Catholic faith in a loving God who lies at the center of all things, and who guides all of His people in their personal faith journeys.
Service: Creating a civically engaged environment that forms conscious world citizens who appreciate the dignity of every individual, driven by both word and deed.
Community: Emphasizing the importance of positive relationships at our school, in the surrounding area and within the greater world, leading to personal growth and enabling a commitment to the common good.
In 1862, Sister Maria Benedicta Bauer, along with Sister Maria Thomasina Ginker, established the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Dominic of St. Catherine of Siena, now more commonly called the Racine Dominicans. Three years later, Sister Benedicta opened St. Catharina’s Female Academy with 15 boarders and 47 day-school students. Over time, that Academy would flourish and grow into St. Catherine’s High School. Becoming coeducational in 1924, St Cat’s is now a college preparatory school (grades 6-12) dedicated to teaching the importance of service and developing the God-given talents of every student passing through its doors. Many renovations occurred over the years including the addition of a gym and updating the library. In 2010, middle school students enrolled for first time in school history, and, more recently, the school’s technology was updated with the launch of the 1:1 Apple iPad Program.
St. Catherine’s celebrated 150 years of Catholic, Dominican education in 2014, and continues to promote diversity and respect.