Lourdes Catholic School strives to provide a faith-filled and outstanding learning environment where each student is encouraged to put his/her faith into action, to develop skills for a successful life, and to achieve his/her personal best.
In addition to the core subjects, students attend computer, music, art, library, Spanish, and physical education classes.
Students annually present a Christmas and Spring program.  Students participate in mathematics contests, literary contests, Robotics programs, and parent-supervised scouting and sporting programs which include volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading.
Lourdes Catholic School also has intramural programs, one for grades K-4 and one for grades 5-8.
Other extracurricular activities include school newspaper, choir, band, mock trial, student council, academic club, Battle of the Books, debate, chess club, ski club, drama club, math counts, and math bee.
Students also go on local and out-of-town study trips.
Both faculty and students in true ecumenical spirit welcome all students into the Christian educational community of the school.
Lourdes Catholic School admits students of any sex, race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded to the students of the school.
Certificates of birth and baptism, as well as health records, are requested at the time of registration. Iowa law requires up-to-date immunizations prior to entry into school.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 353 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,200
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Lourdes Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Level I - Mild Learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Student Body

Total Students
353 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
Lourdes Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
(tan or navy bottoms, girls plaid)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
discounted tuition for active parishioners of local Catholic churches.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
rates vary
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jennifer Alongi
Admissions Associate
Jennifer VandeVoorde
Endowment Size
$3.5 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Mock Trial, Robotics Team, Scouts, Ski Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, School Play, Variety Show

School Notes

  • Lourdes Catholic School is dedicated to providing an outstanding foundation for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, technological, and physical neds of all individuals, preparing students for the future, while fostering a challenging environment of educational excellence.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Our family loves Lourdes. Our first child attends Lourdes and has flourished. We love the combination of education, faith, and community. We can't wait to send our second child there next year. We recommend this school anyone!
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My children have attended Lourdes Catholic School since 2013, and we love the great teachers and staff, the faith-based education, the caring and nurturing environment, and the wonderful community too!
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We have loved our experience at Lourdes. With 7 years under our belt and at least 14 more years before our youngest graduates, we're extremely happy with the decision to invest in our children's education at Lourdes. Lourdes is a family - if you're looking to be a part of a community of parents and teachers that cares for not only great education, but instilling morals and values, I highly recommend Lourdes Catholic School. I know that my kids are building a strong foundation for their future.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 353 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,200
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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