Bishop Heelan Catholic High School

  • A history rich in PRIDE started on September 15, 1949 when the doors to the first coed Catholic high school in the Diocese of Sioux City.
  • Bishop Heelan has given over 12,000 students an education based on faith, knowledge, values and service.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1949

Student Body

Total Students541 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 13%
Students by GradeBishop Heelan Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,375
Tuition NotesTuition is based on a percentage of a family�s income or the actual cost to educate per student ($6,375 for 9-12), whichever is the lowest. The limit is 7% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), except for families with one student and an AGI below $60,000, th
Admissions DirectorTom Betz

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.AWARE, Bel Canto Chorus, Best Buddies, Chorale, Crusader Choir, Crusader Chronicle-Newspaper, CYO, Debate, Freshman Women Chorus, Jazz Band, Knights of the Alter, Life Core, Marching Band, Miracle Makers, Mission Club, Mixed Chorus, National Honor Society, Science Club, Shield-Yearbook, Sound & Light Crew, Speech, Student Council, Students for Life, Theatre

School Notes

  • 90% of Bishop Heelan graduates go on to attend college or university
  • Average ACT Score is 23.5
  • Over 90% of student body is involved in extra curricular activities

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $3,735 for elementary schools and $8,427 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).