About us

 

Enrollment:

  • Good Shepherd School currently has 301 kids enrolled for the 2015 - 2016 school year.
  • The class size average is 23 students per classroom with the maximum being 25 students.

Hours:

  • Our school day starts at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 2:40 P.M.
  • We offer an Extended Day Program opening at 6:30 A.M and closing at 6:00 P.M.

Our Students:

  • Our students come from over 17 communities around the Twin Cities.
  • The majority of our students live in Golden Valley, Plymouth, and St. Louis Park.  However, we have students who come from Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Wayzata.
  • Although 85% of our students are Catholic, we welcome anyone to attend our school.

Academics:

  • We are accredited by the Minnesota Non-Public Schools Accreditation Association.
  • All of our curriculum is up to date and re-evaluated on a five year cycle.
  • 17 of 18 of our full time teachers have a Masters Degree or higher.
  • The average teaching experience for our teachers is over 12 years and the average amount of time they have taught at Good Shepherd School is ten years.  Success follows Good Shepherd School students as reported by local a Catholic high school, a college prep school, with 11 of the last 16 years we have had a Valedictorian or a Salutatorian.

Technology:

  • Each classroom at Good Shepherd has an interactive whiteboard, document camera and projector, and a microphone speaker system.
  • Every grade at Good Shepherd has technology class twice a week in our Mac computer lab.
  • Most classroom has at least 7 iPads with Kindergarten having an iPad cart with 25 iPads.
  • Our school has two computer carts with 25 Mac laptops each that are used in the third and fourth grade classrooms.
  • Our school has a 1:1 laptop program for the fifth and sixth grade classrooms.
  • After school and outside camps are available to explore technology concepts such as coding and video editing.

Spiritual:

  • Each grade is in charge of planning and leading two school Masses throughout the year.
  • Our teachers guide the moral development of each and every student.
  • Our school hosts many service projects throughout the year.  We do school wide projects such as: PRISM, Advent Tree, and Common Hope and individual grade levels projects such as: Feed My Starving Children, Book Drives and Service Club.