Lourdes Catholic School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLevel I - Mild Learning differences
Year Founded1919
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$180
Summer Program Cost Notesrates vary
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Student Body

Total Students353 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Lourdes Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio22:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(tan or navy bottoms, girls plaid)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,200
Tuition Notesdiscounted tuition for active parishioners of local Catholic churches.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJennifer Alongi
Admissions AssociateJennifer VandeVoorde
Endowment Size$3.5 million


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCheering,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.

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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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