Best Iowa Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 9 blue ribbon private schools serving 4,888 students in Iowa.
The best top ranked blue ribbon private schools in Iowa include St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School, Pella Christian Grade School and Lourdes Catholic School.
The average acceptance rate is 95%, which is higher than the Iowa private school average acceptance rate of 94%.
100% of blue ribbon private schools in Iowa are religiously affiliated (most commonly Roman Catholic and Christian).
Blue Ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.

Top Ranked Iowa Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2021-22)

Dowling Catholic High School
(Roman Catholic)
1400 Buffalo Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 225-3000
1,428 students
Year: 2003
Lourdes Catholic School
Lourdes Catholic School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
1453 Mississippi Blvd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 359-3466
353 students
Year: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Newman Catholic School
Newman Catholic School Photo
Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
2445 19th St Sw
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-6939
585 students
Year: n/a
Pella Christian Grade School
216 Liberty Street
Pella, IA 50219
(641) 628-2414
529 students
Year: 1993, 1994
St. Augustin Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
4320 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 279-5947
290 students
Year: 2004
St. Francis Of Assisi School
(Roman Catholic)
7075 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 457-7167
638 students
Year: 2014, 2020
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)
1007 E Rusholme Street
Davenport, IA 52803
(563) 322-2923
495 students
Year: 2011
Resurrection School
(Roman Catholic)
4320 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 583-9488
279 students
Year: 2018
St. Columbkille School
Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
1198 Rush Street
Dubuque, IA 52003
(563) 582-3532
291 students
Year: 2011

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