The Dynamic Catholic School Education You've Been Searching For

Diocese of Des Moines Catholic Schools provide excellence in education with an expansive curriculum and wholesome extracurricular options. This all leads to impactful student outcomes (plus, we're fully accredited!).


Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines are accredited through the state of Iowa and meet or exceed the education standards of Iowa Code section 256.11. Not only are all of our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines accredited, but our teachers are also all licensed by the Iowa Department of Education.

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In addition to our standard diocesan curriculum, we also offer STEM education, fine arts, language immersion, diverse learner support and more.

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Daily exposure to our faith-based mission and a caring culture enables students (Catholic and non-Catholic) to learn about the divine teachings of Jesus Christ and freely discuss the compatibility of faith, science and reason without government restrictions or interference.

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Excellence is relentlessly pursued in our academics. Our schools challenge all students to aim higher academically, spiritually and personally, and it shows in our student outcomes.

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Student Life

We encourage learning in all forms — including extracurricular activities. Find out what clubs and athletic teams we offer.

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