Discover the Difference: St. Albert Catholic School begins updates

by Diocese of Des Moines | July 8, 2021

Photo of Saint Albert construction

Saint Albert Catholic School, located at 400 Gleason Avenue in Council Bluffs, announced a building revitalization project. The project includes the renovation and relocation of the school's restrooms, concession stand, spirit store, and athletic training facility. The project also includes new flooring, furniture and the removal of existing walls to open up the main entrance. 

Perhaps the most welcome aspect of the building project is that it will provide a more expansive and inviting gathering place for the Saint Albert community to host special events, Mass, athletic events and concerts. 

"We are thrilled at the changes that are going on, and we think our community will share that enthusiasm when they return to campus," said Anne Rohling, school president. "We believe our students and families will thrive in the new environment that is being created."

The building project is part of a larger strategic vision for Saint Albert Catholic School. A group of generous donors came forward in the spring with a desire to jump-start the project and with their support, construction began earlier this summer.  School administration anticipates construction will be completed prior to the start of the school year. A second open house is scheduled for July 11 to update the community on its progress. 

Serving the greater Council Bluffs community for more than 50 years, Saint Albert is the only school in southwest Iowa to offer a quality Catholic education for students from six weeks to college.  Building on the foundation of Catholic values, Saint Albert Catholic inspires students to fulfill their spiritual, academic, moral and physical potential by following the teachings of the Catholic Church.  To learn more visit or email

Diocese of Des Moines

The Diocese of Des Moines, created in 1911, serves people over a 12,446 square mile area in the southwestern quadrant of Iowa, including 23 counties.