Enroll in a Catholic School

Are you ready to make a change and apply Catholic values to your child's education? Or maybe you're just excited to re-enroll your student in another year at a Catholic school in the Diocese of Des Moines. Either or — make sure you've completed the following steps and mark your calendars for the important enrollment dates listed below.

Schedule a School Tour

We recommend all new families tour the school(s) of interest as soon as possible. Submit your contact information below to schedule a visit with your local Catholic school.

Not sure which school to tour? Find your nearest school here.

Locate a School

Complete an Application

After your school tour, you will receive application instructions from the school administrator. Most applications are completed online. All new families must contact the school office before applying for admission to ensure class availability.

Finish Admissions Process

Upon admission notification from the school of your choice, pay the registration fee and select a tuition payment plan. Before the start of the new school year, complete any registration information for each of your students. Parents will be notified via email when registration is available.

Get Involved in School Events & Activities

We invite you to attend school events/activities to get to know the school community. Your school may also partner you with a parent ambassador or buddy family to welcome you and help answer any questions you may have.

Important Enrollment Dates

  • October 1 — November 15: Current families re-apply for enrollment

  • December 1 — January 26: Registered parishioners apply for enrollment

  • January 27: Open application for enrollment process begins

  • Late February: Catholic Tuition Organization (CTO) application process being

  • Education Savings Account Applications

Contact your local school for more information on enrollment timelines and tuition assistance application deadlines. 

Start the Enrollment Process

Submit your contact information below to start the enrollment process with your local Catholic school.