The Diocese of Des Moines

Catholic Schools

Testimonial

"Students learn the values of respect and love for others." 
- Nicole, 12th grade student 

 

Catholic Schools

 

Welcome!
The Diocese of Des Moines Catholic schools welcomes you to our website.  We invite you to explore our site, as well as visit our schools to witness the difference a Catholic school can make. 

Click here to see a map and listing of all of the schools.   
 

 

Reasons for Choosing a Catholic Education

 

Faith Based
Christ is the “principle” of the Catholic schools in the Des Moines diocese. Learning the Catholic faith and respecting each other is reinforced every day.


Academic Excellence
Schools focus on research-based practices that are highly effective for learning. We are uniquely positioned to successfully integrate and exceed the Iowa Core Curriculum. Catholic school students consistently score above the Iowa Assessments and ACT state and national averages. 


Safe, Nurturing Environment 
Our schools offer a safe, structured atmosphere where students learn and thrive.   


Exceptional Teachers
Our staff is extremely dedicated to faith-based principles, values and high quality education. They are licensed professionals with outstanding credentials. 


Students Serve the Community
Students develop a sense of service to others through participation in service projects that instill values rooted in helping others and the community. 


Innovative
Schools are committed to research-based teaching and assessment practices and innovative applications of technology.


Parental Involvement 
We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. Parents are encouraged to be highly involved in their children’s educational experience by participating in a variety of opportunities.