St. Katharine Drexel School is the newest Catholic elementary school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is part of the Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools. In response to the growing demand for Catholic education from the families in the west side of Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, St. Katharine Drexel School opened its doors in the fall of 2008 as a preschool through first grade school. Since opening, one grade was added each year and classes are now offered through sixth grade. While 97% of the students are Catholic, students of other religions are welcomed. Beyond the natural growth in enrollment, all facets of the school life have continued to accelerate: academic offerings, faith development, parent/community involvement and student opportunities.