Why Faithful Shepherd

FSCS at a Glance

You’re Not Only Enrolling in a School, You’re Joining a Family

Faithful Shepherd builds academic excellence for students in grades pre-K – 8, through a solid foundation in academics, community and faith. We welcome all learners, fostering growth and developing the leaders of tomorrow. With a caring and well-educated faculty, an innovative academic curriculum, and a strong and supportive community of parents, your child will find a lighted path for a bright future.

When you choose Faithful Shepherd, you’re not only enrolling in a school, you’re joining a family. Your Faithful Shepherd family inspires achievement while strengthening your faith through love and compassion of others. The joy of learning found at Faithful Shepherd will inspire a lifetime of personal growth and discovery for parents and students alike.



Grounded in our Catholic faith, we enrich each student’s journey from pre-K to 8th grade by nurturing meaningful growth in academic achievement and service to Christ in the world.


We excel at academic preparation and development of the whole child, educating students in a diverse student body. We inspire every student to build a lifelong commitment to Catholic values and service, to go forth as informed, ethical leaders with a lasting love of learning.

Why Families Choose Faithful Shepherd

Joining any institution in life makes you a part of a community, but at Faithful Shepherd you become part of a family. From the outstanding teachers and caring classrooms to the lasting relationships, you could not ask for a better place to start your child on their journey through life. Sending your child to school means trusting others to provide the building blocks of their future in a time when everything they experience is something new. Those experiences shape their lives, and it is through the love and respect of your child that Faithful Shepherd offers the start of a wonderful future.


  • Our experience with Faithful Shepherd Catholic School in Eagan, MN has been nothing short of phenomenal! It’s more than just a school; it’s a nurturing community that’s become an extension of our family. From the moment we stepped through the doors, we were struck by the warmth and positivity. The teachers and staff are like shining stars – incredibly dedicated, passionate, and always go the extra mile for their students. They have this wonderful knack for making every child feel valued and supported. Our daughter wakes up excited to learn each day, which is a transformation we never thought possible! The smaller class sizes allow for personalized attention, and the teachers have this incredible ability to tailor their lessons to keep things engaging. We’ve seen a dramatic improvement in her academic performance, but more importantly, her confidence has soared. She’s surrounded by positive influences who encourage her intellectual curiosity and social growth.   -Charles and Anna Engrem, parents of a new 1st grader
  • Our experience with kindergarten so far has been fantastic. The transition was seamless, which was a worry for me after five years at the same daycare.  The teachers are amazing, fun, and patience radiates from them. Our daughter’s reading skills are already soaring!  Her highlights when asked are  8th grade Buddy time as well as the monkey bars.  Ours as parents are seeing her love for learning grow in such a supportive community. —Katie, Kindergarten parent
  • After assessing our area schools, Faithful Shepherd stood out as the best option. We feel incredibly grateful to have found such an excellent school! It provides everything we could hope for as parents: superb teachers and wholesome kids, a robust education, a wonderful environment, faith formation along with real-world lessons. Our daughter is learning a lot, making good friends and — perhaps best of all — having fun! That ought to be an objective for 5- and 6-year-olds: providing a positive experience to build on. That’s exactly what Faithful Shepherd delivers. –Christina Ries, Faithful Shepherd parent of four  (pre-K, 1, 3rd, 5th)
  • FSCS prepared my kids for high school with a strong foundation for learning, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and values. Our kids transitioned to public high school and are succeeding at their chosen activities and level of coursework. My freshman in college and sophomore at Eastview both love where they are now! –Beth Mayotte, parent of graduates ‘19, ‘22
  • Faithful Shepherd has been a great opportunity for both of my kids to be challenged in their areas of strength. I am confident my 8th grader is being well prepared to be successful next year in high school. I also appreciate the community at Faithful Shepherd. I know my children are being surrounded by the values I want them to emulate. –Tanya Piltingsrud, parent of graduate ’23 and current 7th grader
  • The Middle School at Faithful Shepherd truly focuses on providing an environment where each student is supported and uplifted. The teachers and curriculum thoughtfully engage students in the classroom which allows academic excellence to be achieved. Through meaningful experiences, students also develop in their leadership, character, faith & humanity. –Alison Tauer, parent of graduate ’23 and current 6th grader
  • We believe (both) our boys received an excellent education and were well prepared for high school. The small class sizes and personal attention was invaluable. In addition to the excellent academics and teachers, our family was part of an amazing community focused on education, family and faith. Some of our closest friends are families we met at The Shep, and our children’s closest friends are those they met while at FSCS. There are so many opportunities to get involved and be part of an amazing community! Thank you Faithful Shepherd for all you do for students and families! –Melissa & Eric Fahning, FSCS parents from 2010-2021
  • My time at Faithful Shepherd was truly unforgettable! The values and experiences I gained at the school have molded me into a well-rounded and driven individual. The emphasis on delivering speeches and the extra focus on self-love have had a tremendous impact on my life. I am very grateful for the Faithful Shepherd community for making my time at this school so memorable. -~ Max O’Brien  FSCS Class of 2015