The Diocese of Des Moines

Catholic Schools


 “I like going to Catholic school because I feel like God is with me all day.”
–Will, 4th grade student

Standards and Assessment

The standards and benchmarks of the Diocese of Des Moines have been written, reviewed, and revised as a collaborative effort between the Diocesan Schools Office and diocesan administrators and teachers.  The standards drive our classroom instruction and reporting system. 

The Diocese of Des Moines is also working on the implementation of the Iowa Core.  This initiative has been mandated by the State of Iowa to ensure all students are receiving a quality and equitable curriculum across the state.