The Old School

The St. Wenceslaus 1870 Old School has been a fixture in Spillville for over 134 years. The school is the oldest Czech parochial school in America. The school also served as a residence for a distinguished pioneer educator (J. J. Kovarik and his family). It was used for over 75 years as home for teaching nuns that served in the parish. It was also used as a boarding house for rural students, a place of worship and in later years as a community hall and residence. It is also home to Antonin Dvorak’s Opus 96: “Quartet in F Major” and Opus 97: “Quintet in E Flat Major.

Old School