Your child’s foundation for life starts here. These days, character development - the fortitude to make good decisions, strong work ethic, service to others, personal responsibility - is just as important as rigorous academics.

At St. Max Kolbe, your child gets both and so much more.

Academic Excellence Begins Here

We go beyond STEM programs by offering STEAM - STEM with Art & Design. STEM is based on skills generally using the logic driven left half of the brain. Much research and data shows that activities like Arts, which uses the right side of the brain supports and fosters creativity, which is essential to innovation.

Technology + Art / Design

The Benefits of a St. Max Education

St. Max Kolbe School offers a personalized approach to your child’s education process. We create a sense of community and belonging that goes beyond what many education systems are able to provide. We are close to all your loved ones in the heart of Delano, Minnesota and offer bus service to many students.

You may be surprised how affordable we can be.


Meet Our Team

Staff and administration for St. Max Kolbe share more than 50 years of experience in Catholic school education,

and are often cited as the primary reason families choose to attend and to stay at our school.

  • Shannon Calice


    It is my honor and privilege to be Principal at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School. I have a long

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  • Eva O'Laughlin


    This is my second year teaching preschool at St. Max School. Prior to joining the St. Max teaching staff

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  • Andrea Dietrich


    This is my fourth year at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School. While here, I've thoroughly enjoying third, fourth and

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  • Suzanne Yager

    1st Grade

    This is my sixth year teaching first grade at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School. I taught third grade

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  • Christine Deutsch

    2nd Grade

    This is my first year teaching at St. Max School. I'm really excited to be teaching at such

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  • Emily Peterson

    3rd Grade

    This is my third year teaching at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School, and I'm thrilled to teach our 3rd

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  • Sheila Barth

    4th & 5th Grade

    I love teaching at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School! 2015-16 is going to be a GREAT

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  • Sherry Carroll

    6th Grade

    I have been a part of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School for more than 13 years.

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  • Traci Farniok

    Physical Education

    As the PE teacher, I hope that my students learn about the importance of being active and healthy

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  • Sue Nelson


    I feel blessed to be at a Catholic school where I can share my faith as well as my

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We offer a small and personalized environment that prepares children for the big things ahead of them.

Our coursework is tailored to your child’s ability today with challenges to achieve more tomorrow.

Our staff is dedicated to growing faith-filled, service-oriented leaders. We offer personal development through multi-age teaching and role modeling.

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235 South 2nd Street Delano, MN 55328



235 South 2nd Street
Delano, MN, 55328

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