Hastings Catholic Schools (HCS) is a school community where students encounter Christ, grow in knowledge, and become Christian witnesses.

HCS is a Preschool12 system, with St. Michael Elementary (grades PK-5), St. Cecilia Middle School (grades 6-8) and St. Cecilia High School (grades 9-12). St. Michael Preschool classes are available for children ages 3 to 5, serving nearly 85 preschool students. St. Michael Child Care offers on-site childcare services for preschool-5th grade students.

HCS has an average enrollment of 475 students and an average of an 11-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Over 70% of HCS faculty hold masters degrees. The 2022-2023 faculty/staff include nine priests and five religious sisters.



Childcare | Preschool | Kindergarten - 5th Grade


  • Childcare offered to those currently enrolled in Preschool at St. Michael - 3 years of age and older
  • Michael Elementary students ended the 2021-2022 school year with 74% of students reading at or above grade level and 84% performing at or above grade level on math skills
  • Michaels religious formation includes preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation
  • Click here to view the Childcare page
  • Preschool classes are available for those 3 years of age and older (3 years of age by July 31)
  • Currently 78 children are enrolled in the St. Michael Preschool program
  • Morning and Afternoon Preschool class sessions are available for 2-days, 3-days, and 5-days per week
  • Click here to view the Preschool page
  • 263 students PK-5th grade
  • 15:1 Student-to-Teacher ratio in grades K-5
  • All faiths welcome, we're all children of God!
  • Excellent music program - click here to view the music department's page
  • Prepare for this life and eternity
  • Meet our faculty and staff! Click here



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Middle School 6-8 | High School 7-12


  • 216 students
  • 11:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio we can assure you that your children won't get lost in the crowd
  • 23 teachers - read more about STC faculty
  • HCS has over 70% of faculty holding a masters or higher
  • 9 teaching religious 3 sisters, 6 priests - read more about our religious
  • All of our religion classes are taught by priests or sisters
  • Blessed to have St. Cecilia Church across the street
  • Even though our curriculum is rooted in Catholicism, all faiths are welcome and we do have a number of students from other faiths among our STC Family
  • The Class of 2022 graduated 30 seniors who were offered more than $2.4 million in scholarships, including six Regent Scholars
  • Learn the value of service to others - on average STC seniors donate over 7,000 service hours back to the community
  • 77% of the senior class in 2022 engaged in dual college credit opportunities
  • Long tradition in excelling in academics, athletics and fine arts
  • The Nebraska average score for the ACT is 19.9 and the national average is 20.3. St. Cecilia exceeds these numbers and has a mean composite score of 22.7 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Industrial Ag Tech Program
  • Future Farmers of America Chapter
  • And most importantly our faith-based offerings outside of the normal day optional but have been very popular!
    • Student-led Holy Hours
    • Gospel Meditation
    • Praise & Worship Music mornings
    • Before-school opportunities to attend Mass
    • Mission Trips

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At Hastings Catholic Schools, we partner with parents to shape the entire student - spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. During their time at HCS students participate in classroom learning, but are they also taught HOW to learn, giving them the necessary tools to be successful later in life. Social and moral development based in Catholic teachings prepare our students for the real world when tough decisions must be made.

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Want to find out if you qualify for a break in tuition costs? It's easy! Fill out one online application to see if you are eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Good Shepherd Scholarship (provided by the Diocese of Lincoln) DEADLINE: March 15, 2024 - Read More - English | Read More - Spanish
  • Family Tuition Cap Scholarship (provided by the Diocese of Lincoln, supplemented by HCS) DEADLINE: March 15, 2024
  • Hastings Catholic Schools (HCS) Good Angel Scholarship (provided by Hastings Catholic Schools DEADLINE: October 31, 2024

Please note that the deadline published by the Diocese for the Good Shepherd Scholarship is March 30 but we recommend completing the form by March 15 in order to allow time for processing.

Tuition Reduction Options 2023-24 English

Tuition Reduction Options 2023-24 Spanish


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Please note: In order to complete the reduced tuition application, families must create a FACTS account during the application/APPLY NOW process.


Your application information will remain confidential and is processed by a third-party company called the FACTS Management Company. The only information that the Diocese of Lincoln and/or Hastings Catholic Schools receives from your application is a "yes" or "no" on whether or not you are eligible for the above scholarships. Read more about FACTS.


For enrollment questions, please contact Kristi Weeks at (402) 462-6301 or

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