Oldest Private Schools in Iowa

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The average private school in Iowa was founded around 1953 (2021).
The oldest private school in Iowa is Prince Of Peace Catholic School, founded in 1852.
The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Iowa (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Prince Of Peace Catholic School
    Prince Of Peace Catholic School Photo - The beginning of life-long learning starts here!
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: PK-12312 So 4th St
    Clinton, IA 52732
    (563) 242-1663

  • Rank: #22.
    St. Paul Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1863
    Grades: PK-81217 4th Ave S
    Fort Dodge, IA 50501
    (515) 955-7208

  • Rank: #33.
    Marquette Catholic Schools Pk-12
    Marquette Catholic Schools Pk-12 Photo - State Track Sprinters
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: PK-12502 Franklin St
    Bellevue, IA 52031
    (563) 872-3356

  • Rank: #44.
    De Sales School
    De Sales School Photo - 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
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: PK-8414 E Main St
    Ossian, IA 52161
    (563) 532-9353

  • Rank: #55.
    St. Francis Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-6310 Columbus Drive
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (641) 753-7977

  • Rank: #66.
    Zion Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1881
    Grades: PK-81004 1st Ave S
    Denison, IA 51442
    (712) 263-4766

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Rivermont Collegiate
    Rivermont Collegiate Photo - Discovery
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: NS-121821 Sunset Dr
    Bettendorf, IA 52722
    (563) 359-1366

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Trinity Lutheran School
    Trinity Lutheran School Photo - Trinity students and staff
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: PK-81361 7th Avenue SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (319) 362-6952

  • Rank: #99.
    Scattergood Friends School
    Scattergood Friends School Photo - Scattergood offers a Sustainable Agriculture Endorsement. Students earning this endorsement take five farm-related Project classes over the course of four years, complete an agriculturally-related topic for either their Junior or Senior research papers and design and execute a 30-hour service project with with Scattergood Farm's livestock, 35 acre restored prairie, or 10 acre certified organic vegetable fields and fruit orchards.
    Special Program Emphasis (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1890
    Grades: 9-121951 Delta Ave
    West Branch, IA 52358
    (319) 643-7628

  • Rank: #1010.
    St. Patrick School
    St. Patrick School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1891
    Grades: PK-8615 Washington Street
    Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (319) 277-6781

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Pella Christian Grade School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: PK-8216 Liberty Street
    Pella, IA 50219
    (641) 628-2414

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    St. Anthony Elementary School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: PK-816 Columbus Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 243-1874

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    St. Marys School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1912
    Grades: PK-12312 Seneca Street
    Storm Lake, IA 50588
    (712) 732-4166

  • Rank: #1414.
    Sully Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1913
    Grades: K-812629 S 92nd Avenue E
    Sully, IA 50251
    (641) 594-4180

  • Rank: #1515.
    Sanborn Christian School
    (Calvinist)
    Founding Date: 1917
    Grades: PK-8405 W 2nd Street
    Sanborn, IA 51248
    (712) 729-3288

  • Rank: #1616.
    Dowling Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1918
    Grades: 9-121400 Buffalo Rd
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515) 225-3000

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Lourdes Catholic School
    Lourdes Catholic School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1919
    Grades: NS-81453 Mississippi Blvd
    Bettendorf, IA 52722
    (563) 359-3466

  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Western Christian High School
    (Calvinist)
    Founding Date: 1919
    Grades: 9-12925 5th St
    Hull, IA 51239
    (712) 439-1013

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Sacred Heart School
    Sacred Heart School Photo - Sacred Heart offers kindergarten through the eighth grade
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1920
    Grades: PK-85010 Military Rd
    Sioux City, IA 51103
    (712) 233-1624

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Saint Mary School
    Saint Mary School Photo - Linked Together Through Christ
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1920
    Grades: NS-6303 3rd Avenue North
    Humboldt, IA 50548
    (515) 332-2134

  • Rank: #2121.
    Mater Dei School
    Mater Dei School Photo - Our teachers care about their students
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1922
    Grades: PK-43719 Ridge Ave
    Sioux City, IA 51106
    (712) 276-6216

  • Rank: #2222.
    St. Augustin Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1923
    Grades: PK-84320 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 279-5947

  • Rank: #2323.
    Holy Cross School-blessed Sacrament Center
    Holy Cross School-blessed Sacrament Center Photo - Students particpate in mock city council meeting
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: 3-83030 Jackson St
    Sioux City, IA 51104
    (712) 277-4739

  • Rank: #2424.
    St. Pauls Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1925
    Grades: K-8404 W Main
    Latimer, IA 50452
    (641) 579-6046

  • Rank: #2525.
    St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School
    St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School Photo - STREAM is an expansion of STEM. It is an acronym for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts and Math. As Catholic schools, our mission is to educate the whole child; therefore, STREAM education has taken the principles of STEM infused religion across all subjects and added the arts to provide students the creative thinking skills necessary to communicate.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1926
    Grades: PK-81007 E Rusholme Street
    Davenport, IA 52803
    (563) 322-2923

  • Rank: #2626.
    Pella Christian High School
    Pella Christian High School Photo - Pella Christian High School Campus Front Entrance
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1939
    Grades: 9-12300 Eagle Ln
    Pella, IA 50219
    (641) 628-4440

  • Rank: #2727.
    Hillcrest Academy
    Hillcrest Academy Photo - During the first week of school, our students have a fun day out at Crooked Creek Christian Camp. Students get to participate in chapel, play group games, enjoy small group activities, hike through the woods and eat lunch outdoors.
    (Mennonite)
    Founding Date: 1945
    Grades: 9-121421 540th Street SW
    Kalona, IA 52247
    (319) 656-2073

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Oskaloosa Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1946
    Grades: K-8726 N. E Street
    Oskaloosa, IA 52577
    (641) 672-2174

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Timothy Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1946
    Grades: K-818000 D Ave
    Wellsburg, IA 50680
    (641) 869-3679

  • Rank: #3030.
    St. Joseph Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1947
    Grades: PK-81430 14th Street
    Marion, IA 52302
    (319) 377-6348

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Des Moines Christian School
    Des Moines Christian School Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: PK-1213007 Douglas Pkwy
    Urbandale, IA 50323
    (515) 334-2240

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Inwood Christian School
    (Calvinist)
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: PK-8302 E Madison St
    Inwood, IA 51240
    (712) 753-4541

  • Rank: #3333.
    Bishop Heelan Catholic High School
    Bishop Heelan Catholic High School Photo - Our students take great PRIDE in all of the school activities
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: 9-121021 Douglas St
    Sioux City, IA 51105
    (712) 252-0573

  • Rank: #3434.
    Holy Cross School-st Michael Center
    Holy Cross School-st Michael Center Photo - Teachers care about their students
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: PK-24105 Harrison St
    Sioux City, IA 51108
    (712) 239-1090

  • Rank: #3535.
    St. Pius X School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-83601 66th Street
    Urbandale, IA 50322
    (515) 276-1061

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