Building Life-Long Learners
Challenging students to grow in faith, knowledge, service, and character.
Welcome from Monsignor Douglas Grams
As the pastor/rector of the Holy Cross Area Faith Community and Canonical Administrator of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, I look forward to walking with you during this academic year. I am grateful to parents who choose NUACS for their children's education. As parents, you are the first and primary educators of your children in the ways of faith. NUACS will assist you, but not replace your role and witness as practicing Catholics. As a Catholic school, we strive to reinforce values introduced at home.
I give thanks to God for the sacrifices, commitment, and dedication of all who have gone before us to make Catholic education possible. I'm grateful to our faculty, staff, parishes, and alumni who assist us in providing Catholic Education today.
This year we mark our 143rd year of passing on the faith through the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools. As people of faith, we use God's gift of reason to grow in knowledge in order to live what we believe and express it each day in loving service of our neighbor within our Catholic schools and beyond. Following the example of Pope Francis, we do so in a spirit of joy.
New Ulm Area Catholic Schools form students in faith, knowledge, and service to become vibrant members of our Church and world.
The New Ulm Area Catholic School system challenges students to grow in faith, knowledge, service, and character:
by integrating Catholic values to prepare the next generation of faith-filled leaders (Faith)
by partnering with parents to inspire students for excellence in learning (Knowledge)
by developing an understanding of the needs of the local and global communities (Service)
by teaching valuable life skills and lessons that help build strong character (Character)
New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, Inc. is a corporation owned and operated by four corporate parishes: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Church of St. Mary, Church of St. John the Baptist, and Church of St. George. The governing body of NUACS consists of the Board of Directors. The Bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm and the pastor of the four corporate parishes, and Bishop appointee, serve on the Board of Directors. The pastor of the four corporate parishes serve on the NUACS Board of Education, along with parish representatives from each corporate parish, and members at large. The principals, the school accountant, and the administrative assistant to the principals attend all board of education meetings.
It is the mission of New Ulm Area Catholic Schools to form students in faith, knowledge, and service to become vibrant members of our Church and world.