Top 3 Best Des Moines Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 private schools serving 2,606 students in Des Moines, IA (there are 61 public schools, serving 31,988 public students). 8% of all K-12 students in Des Moines, IA are educated in private schools (compared to the IA state average of 8%).
The best top ranked private schools in Des Moines, IA include St. Augustin Catholic School, St. Theresa Catholic School and Holy Trinity.
The average acceptance rate is 99%, which is higher than the Iowa private school average acceptance rate of 94%.
92% of private schools in Des Moines, IA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Des Moines Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Holy Trinity
(Catholic)
2922 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 255-3162
Grades: PK-8
| 427 students
St. Anthony Continuation School
Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
(3)
16 Columbus Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 243-1874
Grades: PK-8
| 363 students
St. Augustin Catholic School
(Catholic)
4320 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 279-5947
Grades: PK-8
| 290 students
St. Theresa Catholic School
(Catholic)
(2)
5810 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 277-0178
Grades: PK-8
| 325 students
Bergman Academy
Daycare / Preschool
100 45th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 374-0453
Grades: NS
| 50 students
Christ The King School
(Catholic)
701 Wall Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3349
Grades: NS-8
| 297 students
Des Moines Adventist School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
2317 Watrous Ave
Des Moines, IA 50321
(515) 285-7729
Grades: PK-8
| 39 students
Empigo Academy
(Christian)
4801 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 350-4008
Grades: 9-12
| students
Holy Family School
(Catholic)
1265 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 262-8025
Grades: PK-8
| 246 students
Joshua Christian Academy
(Christian)
1740 Garfield Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 265-0603
Grades: PK-12
| 139 students
Mt Olive Lutheran School
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
5625 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 277-8349
Grades: PK-8
| 180 students
St. Joseph Elementary School
(Catholic)
2107 E 33rd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 266-3433
Grades: PK-8
| 250 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Lincoln Heights Lutheran School (Closed 2004)
(Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
1217 Sw Watrous Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 288-3013
Grades: 1-8
| 14 students
4111 Hubbell Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 266-5065
Grades: 3-12
| 44 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Des Moines, IA?
The top ranked private schools in Des Moines, IA include St. Augustin Catholic School, St. Theresa Catholic School and Holy Trinity.
How many private schools are located in Des Moines, IA?
12 private schools are located in Des Moines, IA.
How diverse are private schools in Des Moines, IA?
Des Moines, IA private schools are approximately 41% minority students, which is higher than the Iowa private school average of 17%.
What percentage of students in Des Moines, IA go to private school?
8% of all K-12 students in Des Moines, IA are educated in private schools (compared to the IA state average of 8%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Des Moines, IA?
92% of private schools in Des Moines, IA are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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