Oldest Private Schools in Iowa

The average private school in Iowa was founded around 1953 (2021-22).
The oldest private school in Iowa is Prince Of Peace Catholic School, founded in 1852.

Oldest Private Schools in Iowa (2021-22)

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-12
312 So 4th St
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 242-1663
Rank: #22.
St. Paul Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1863
Grades: PK-8
1217 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)
(1)
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: PK-12
502 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-8
414 E Main St
Ossian, IA 52161
(563) 532-9353
Rank: #55.
St. Francis Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: PK-6
310 Columbus Drive
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 753-7977
Rank: #66.
Zion Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1881
Grades: PK-8
1004 1st Ave S
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-4766
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Rivermont Collegiate
Rivermont Collegiate Photo - Discovery
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: NS-12
1821 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)
(7)
Founding Date: 1884
Grades: PK-8
1361 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: 9-12
1951 Delta Ave
West Branch, IA 52358
(319) 643-7628
Rank: #1010.
St. Patrick School
St. Patrick School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1891
Grades: PK-8
615 Washington Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-6781
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Pella Christian Grade School
(Christian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-8
216 Liberty Street
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-2414
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
St. Anthony Elementary School
Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-8
16 Columbus Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 243-1874
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
St. Marys School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-12
312 Seneca Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 732-4166
Rank: #1414.
Sully Christian School
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1913
Grades: K-8
12629 S 92nd Avenue E
Sully, IA 50251
(641) 594-4180
Rank: #1515.
Sanborn Christian School
(Calvinist)
Founding Date: 1917
Grades: PK-8
405 W 2nd Street
Sanborn, IA 51248
(712) 729-3288
Rank: #1616.
Dowling Catholic High School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1918
Grades: 9-12
1400 Buffalo Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 225-3000
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Lourdes Catholic School
Lourdes Catholic School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1919
Grades: NS-8
1453 Mississippi Blvd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 359-3466
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Western Christian High School
(Calvinist)
Founding Date: 1919
Grades: 9-12
925 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-8
5010 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-6
303 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-4
3719 Ridge Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-6216
Rank: #2222.
St. Augustin Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: PK-8
4320 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)
(1)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: 3-8
3030 Jackson St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 277-4739
Rank: #2424.
St. Pauls Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
Founding Date: 1925
Grades: K-8
404 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-8
1007 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)
(1)
Founding Date: 1939
Grades: 9-12
300 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)
(3)
Founding Date: 1945
Grades: 9-12
1421 540th Street SW
Kalona, IA 52247
(319) 656-2073
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Oskaloosa Christian School
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1946
Grades: K-8
726 N. E Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
(641) 672-2174
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Timothy Christian School
(Christian)
(5)
Founding Date: 1946
Grades: K-8
18000 D Ave
Wellsburg, IA 50680
(641) 869-3679
Rank: #3030.
St. Joseph Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1947
Grades: PK-8
1430 14th Street
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-6348
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Des Moines Christian School
Des Moines Christian School Photo
(Christian)
(1)
Founding Date: 1948
Grades: PK-12
13007 Douglas Pkwy
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 334-2240
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Inwood Christian School
(Calvinist)
Founding Date: 1948
Grades: PK-8
302 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: 9-12
1021 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-2
4105 Harrison St
Sioux City, IA 51108
(712) 239-1090
Rank: #3535.
St. Pius X School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: PK-8
3601 66th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 276-1061
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