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Crucifixion Catholic School

Crucifixion Church and School Strategic Planning Survey

As our church and school continue to expand, we are outgrowing some of our spaces, which limits some of our opportunities! In order for us to conduct our many programs and ministries, we may need to rethink our campus to allow for future growth. Crucifixion's Strategic Planning Task Force needs your help and input! To hear and understand your opinions, thoughts, and visions for our parish, we have created a survey for you to fill out at your convenience by December 3rd. Please click the purple title above to take the online survey. (Paper surveys will be available after Mass services.)

Contact Us

Crucifixion School
420 South Second Street
La Crescent, MN  55947

Principal Doug Harpenau

School hours:
7:55 am - 2:40 pm

Daycare 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Mission Statement

Learning to grow, love, and live within a Christian community.


Where school and family come together to educate the whole child in a Christian community blending learning with faith and faith with daily life.

School TV Coverage

Applefest Royalty Visits Crucifixion School (4/12/22)

Applefest royalty Mary Martin and Jenna Langen (both alumnus) visit Crucifixion School during lunchtime.

Outdoor mass (9/18/20)

Our first outdoor mass in school history (channel 19)!

Outdoor mass (9/18/20)

Channel 8 coverage of our first outdoor mass

Welcome to Crucifixion Catholic School!!

Where Children Grow to Develop.....Academically and Spiritually

Crucifixion School offers a quality Preschool/4K through 6th grade program in an environment built around faith development. Our staff gives the extra effort to provide a nurturing learning environment and takes pride in incorporating value lessons throughout the school day. Parents are a close-knit group who are welcomed into the classrooms at any time. We invite you to come and see the Crucifixion difference!

We're proud of Crucifixion School, and it shows. Located in beautiful La Crescent, Minnesota, we offer a wonderful educational experience for your child.  We are committed to academic excellence, moral development, and faith formation.

At Crucifixion your child is treated as a person, not a number.  We offer small class sizes, usually less than 20.  We believe that children respond to opportunity and encouragement.  Students grow and develop in a well-rounded academic program — spiritually, morally, academically, intellectually and physically.

Our teachers are caring, experienced, and extremely dedicated to offering a learning environment which brings out the best in each student.  Crucifixion graduates consistently earn honor roll status at their next schools.

La Crescent Police Department Assembly (1/11/24)

TV coverage of La Crescent Police Department introducing Officer Brudos (dog) to the kids.

Father John Evans

Father John Evans


Phone: 507-895-4720

Doug Harpenau

Doug Harpenau


Phone: 507-895-4402