Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Cretin-Derham Hall offers students avenues to success through a variety of courses in a diverse range of departments, an extremely strong STEM program, a Leadership Academy, and interdisciplinary courses that create connections between traditional subjects. Complementing their academic strengths, Cretin-Derham Hall is praised for its fine arts program, an athletics program that sends dozens of students to collegiate athletics every year, numerous co-curricular activities that encompass a wide range of interests, a focus on continuing to diversify the students at the school, and modern facilities for all its students. 

As a business hub of the Midwest, the Twin Cities provide a wonderful buzz from the metropolitan area with wonderful natural aspects of the city. Located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, beautiful natural parks are always accessible and there are myriad opportunities for outdoor activities if pursued.

Local Points of Interest
  • Cathedral of Saint Paul
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
  • Como Town
  • James J. Hill House
  • Lake Phalen
  • Mall of America
  • Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Minnesota History Center
  • Minnesota State Capitol 
  • Minnesota Transportation Museum
  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Parks and outdoor trails
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
Athletic Teams
  • Minnesota Timberwolves (basketball) 
  • Minnesota Twins (baseball) 
  • Minnesota United FC (soccer)
  • Minnesota Vikings (football)
  • Minnesota Wild (hockey)
  • University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (College Athletics)