On February 18, 1947, 9.25 acres of pasture land were purchased, on the highest point in the then Gladstone area, commanding an awesome view of the Twin Cities. Father Raymond A. Rutkowski, retired World War II Pacific Army Chaplain, led the parish.
The first church-school building, consisting of a chapel, three classrooms, and a community hall, was dedicated on June 20, 1948. In 1949, three sisters opened the school with 120 students. The first school addition was completed in 1951, the second in 1955, and the final in 1962.
For over 62 years, Presentation School has had a rich history of transforming young children into capable young high school students.