St Theresa School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
5810 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tel: (515)277-0178
Grades: PK-8 | 329 students
  • At Saint Theresa School, we believe it is our job to educate the whole child by challenging the mind and nurturing the soul.
  • We believe in high expectations, for ourselves as educators.
  • We believe that every child has the right to learn in a caring and safe environment.
  • We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and that we are their partner in building a foundation for success.
  • The STS community is one of devoted teachers and staff.
  • It is involved and active parents.
  • It is a strong and supportive parish community.
  • It is a community which embraces diversity.
  • It is people praying together, working together, and playing together.
  • It is family.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 329 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 12%
Students by Grade St Theresa School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
St. Theresa is a really great school! They have the most caring teachers and administration. They really do care about me and my kids. St. Theresa is a warm and welcoming community. They go out of the way to include all families. Their academics are tops. My kids were very prepared for Dowling Catholic High School. They have done very well there because St. Theresa prepared them so well for the high level of academics that Dowling demands. Because of this my students have received big scholarship offers to colleges because they did so well and were so prepared for Dowling as freshman. I have an 8th grader that will go on to Dowling next year and is very interested in taking the higher level math and science/engineering courses at Dowling because of all that he learned through the STEM program at St. Theresa's. This program really engaged my kid. I just didn't find this in any other school. St. Theresa is an excellent school.
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5  5/17/2016
St. Theresa's Catholic School is a fantastic school. We have 2 children that we send there. There are a number of Catholic schools that are much closer to us yet we still send our children here. The individual attention, small class size, excellent teachers and wonderful community of parents made our decision easy when deciding where to send our children. We could not be more pleased with St. Theresa's, it is an excellent school.
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