Award Year 2017
- White: 93%
- Hispanic: 2%
- Asian: 2%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 2%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 10%
Blessed Sacrament School, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, serves 200 students in grades three through six as part of the Preschool through Grade Twelve Aquinas Catholic Schools System. Founded as a parish school by the Diocese of La Crosse in 1938 and originally staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, our school is in its 79th year of providing a Christ-centered, functional, comprehensive academic program that addresses the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of each student.
Our school has faced many challenges with system leadership, school realignments, enrollment, financial stability, and changing educational trends, but decisions have always been made based on school mission, and then we come together as a community rooted in our Catholic faith to persevere.
Our dedicated and vibrant faculty and staff seek to build enduring relationships with supporting parishes, families, students, and the community at large. Weekly Masses bring parishioners and families together with students. Our teacher led SOAR groups combine students from each of the four grades to perform service projects in addition to discussing school climate and activities. Our annual All Saints Day celebration brings the heroes of our faith alive in our school and community! A variety of after school clubs, athletics, and an aftercare program enrich learning opportunities beyond the school day. Parent volunteers enhance programming. Community support from partners like Viterbo University, whose dietetics students present an annual Health Expo, and the Jr. Achievement Program that sends business professionals to teach workforce skills all add to student success.