WELCOME TO CATHEDRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (3 year old preschool to 2nd grade)

Principal, Cathedral Elementary School

Mrs. Patty A. Gallagher-Kosmatka - Principal

Educational Background:  
     Bachelor of Science and Secondary Education - University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
          Major - Mathematics
          Minor - Spanish
     Master of Education and Professional Development - University of Wisconsin- La Crosse

Educational Experience:
     Teaching at Aquinas Catholic Schools since 2000
     Teaching for over 30 years

Welcome to Cathedral Elementary School, a 
3 year old Preschool through 2nd grade school that is part of Aquinas Catholic Schools. The 3 year old Preschool and 4 year old Kindergarten are half-day programs each having extended care options available. We continue the educational experience of these early learners with an all-day 5 year old Kindergarten Program followed by Grades 1 and 2.  Students then continue their intermediate level instruction in Grades 3 through 6 at Blessed Sacrament School, followed by grades 7-12 at Aquinas Middle and Aquinas High Schools.

Cathedral Elementary School has an exceptional and dedicated teaching and support staff who provide a quality faith-based education that offers challenging and varied learning activities striving to meet the educational needs of every student. In working with our school families, we focus on developing the spiritual, educational, social, physical, and emotional needs of young people in a safe and caring school environment.

It is with great pride, pleasure and dedication that I serve the families and students of Cathedral Elementary School and Aquinas Catholic Schools. I served as Principal at Aquinas Middle School for 17 years. Prior to that I was a teacher, Dean of Academics, coach and Principal in the Wisconsin Rapids Assumption Catholic School system. I became the Principal at Cathedral Elementary School in 2017. As a school community with God as our focus, I believe in an educational environment that unites our faith, our family and our children. The combination of God, dedicated faculty and staff, trusting parents, and enthusiastic students makes for an amazing career in Catholic education.

As you embark on the formal school educational experience for your child, I invite you to join the Cathedral Elementary School and Aquinas Catholic Schools family. Welcome!

Mrs. Patty Gallagher-Kosmatka
Principal of Cathedral School

Contact: Patty Gallagher-Kosmatka