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Education for Life
Welcome to the McDonell Area Catholic Schools. In 1881, when our schools were forming, Father Charles Goldsmith asked the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Milwaukee to come and teach the children in Chippewa Falls. In 1882, a high school department was formed with the first class graduating in 1889.

     Read our MACS history

With the encouragement of Father Goldsmith, three Catholic Parishes were built within Chippewa Falls. The Church of the Holy Ghost, Church of Notre Dame, and St. Charles Borromeo.  They, together with the surrounding area supporting parishes, are partners in faith with the school system.

Our Mission
McDonell Area Catholic Schools are committed to the formation of community, academic excellence and the spiritual and physical well-being of each student in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision
We are the school of choice for an excellent Catholic faith-based education within the Chippewa Falls area. We welcome all families to be a part of our school community no matter their faith or financial means. In partnership with our parents, we form the whole child in support of our values and mission.

Our vision of the whole child consists of a lifelong learner, who upon graduation, is academically prepared for post-secondary education and career, grounded in relationship with Jesus Christ, balanced physically and emotionally, and actively engages as servant leaders in family, parish and civic communities.

Our Core Values
Faith, honor, academic excellence, healthy living, community, and servant leadership

Our Schools

     St. Charles Early Childhood Center (Ages 18 months to 5 years)
     429 W. Spruce St.
     Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
     715.723.2161

     BB4C - 4K program (Age 4 by Sept. 1)
     429 W. Spruce St.
     Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
     715.723.2161

     St. Charles Borromeo Primary (Grades K - 2)
     429 W. Spruce St.
     Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
     715.723.5827

     Holy Ghost Elementary (Grades 3-5)
     436 South Main St.
     Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
     715.723.6478

     Notre Dame Middle School (Grades 6-8)
     1316 Bel Air Blvd.
     Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
     715.723.4777

     McDonell Central Catholic High School (Grades 9-12)
     1316 Bel Air Blvd.
     Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
     715.723.9126