Faith-Centered Catholic Schools in Iowa

Welcome to Diocese of Des Moines Catholic Schools — we are so excited you are here. Our faith-centered and collaborative education was created to provide your child and family with an innovative academic experience.

We are honored to be among so many valuable Catholic schools in Iowa. We offer 16 Diocese of Des Moines Catholic schools across central Iowa in the Des Moines metro, Perry, Creston, Harlan and Council Bluffs, serving more than 6,600 students starting with Pre-K programs and going until high school. Together, these three regions collaborate to ensure best practices in education, the long-term viability of our schools, and academic excellence for all students.

Our inclusive partnerships with parents, students and parishes provide experiential, inquiry-based activities designed to build confidence, facilitate problem solving and develop critical thinking skills all while building a strong foundation of gratitude, passion, empathy and a commitment to service.

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