Christ The King School

  • Christ the King School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, Catholic educational facility with more than 200 students.
  • We are located on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa, an expanding part of the city.
  • Children Christ the King School holds a distinctive place among educational institutions in the Des Moines area by providing high-quality, affordable Catholic education for 50 years.
  • Catholic schools have open enrollment policies and are viable options for both Catholic and non-Catholic children of all races, color and ethnic origins.
  • Christ the King School provides its students with the best possible education within the context of our Catholic faith.
  • We place at the heart of our educational process the person of Jesus Christ as we lead, teach and love by his example.
  • At the core of Christ the King School is a commitment to care for each child's soul by blending Catholic values and discipline into a quality academic education.
  • Fully accredited by the State of Iowa, our school follows an educational curriculum approved by the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.
  • Significant effort is directed toward reading and writing competency, math proficiency, and other areas of scholastic achievement.
  • A full complement and variety of extracurricular and athletic activities also are offered.
  • We believe in a partnership of parents, students and teachers working together to maintain a learning environment that is safe, orderly and nurturing.
  • We are committed to family involvement as an important element of every student's academic, social and religious development.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students297 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
66%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Christ The King School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio20:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines
    Holy Family School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 246 students
    4.9 miles
    1265 E 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 262-8025
    4.9 PK-8
    246
  • Des Moines
    Grades: PK-8 | 290 students
    4.6 miles
    4320 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 279-5947
    4.6 PK-8
    290
  • West Des Moines
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 601 students
    6.2 miles
    1601 Grand Ave
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515) 223-1284
    6.2 PK-8
    601
  • West Des Moines
    Grades: K-8 | 638 students
    10.1 miles
    7075 Ashworth Rd
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (515) 457-7167
    10.1 K-8
    638
  • Des Moines
    Des Moines Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 40 students
    1.7 miles
    2317 Watrous Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515) 285-7729
    1.7 K-8
    40

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $3,670 for elementary schools and $9,203 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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