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De Sales School Photo #1 - Welcome to De Sales School! Come visit us today to see the great things we have to offer your family! Check out our web page at www.desales.pvt.k12.ia.us
De Sales School serves students ages 3 through 8th grade.
Our preschool program is open to the public for children ages 3 to 5.
The educational program at De Sales nurtures each child's natural curiosity.
Small class sizes, individualized instruction, progressive curricula, and dedicated teachers prepare our students to assume responsible and productive roles in society.
We are committed to the highest quality in education, offering a complete palette of programs and resources for students in preschool and grades kindergarten through eight.
We are dedicated to promoting and nurturing the development of each student's unique and individual potential through an education permeated with Christian values and ethics.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 114 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,600
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

De Sales School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1871

Student Body

Total Students
114 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
De Sales School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Casual business attire)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance is available to everyone. All children are welcome at De Sales School.
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

School Notes

  • Student planning and participation in weekly liturgies
  • Daily prayer
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Christian service
  • Teachers as spiritual companions guidance and Human Growth & Development classes in a Christian context
  • Gospel values infused in all curricular areas
  • Extended Learning Program includes a resource room for students needing extra support, with Differentiated Instruction in the classrooms to accommodate all learning levels
  • In-school guidance counselor
  • Technology training available to all grade levels
  • Title I reading / Reading Recovery
  • Speech therapy
  • Periodic free health screenings
  • All Keystone AEA services
  • Affordable tuition with assistance available to all qualifying families
  • Show choir
  • Musicals
  • Class field trips
  • Shared-time opportunities at South Winneshiek for grades 5-8, including band, art, physical education, and all sports
  • De Sales offers a preschool program open to the public for children ages 3 to 5. Two groups of classes are offered:  Three-year-olds from 8:30 to 11:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday; and Four- and Pre-K five-year-olds on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Ours is a very personal and family-like environment where all of us take a special lnterest in every child. We are able to do many all-school activities in which older students work with and assist younger students, forming unique and lasting bonds. All the students know each other, and the teachers and staff know all the students. It's a great atmosphere!
  • As a parent, one of your most important decisions is that of choosing the education that will most benefit your child. We are firmly committed to the values of a Catholic education and feel certain of its lifetime benefits. We'd be most happy to have your child become part of our family. You won't be disappointed!

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 114 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $1,600
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $4,614 for elementary schools and $9,202 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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