Why Choose Newman Catholic Schools? Mission Statement: Newman Catholic is an early childhood through twelfth-grade Catholic school that welcomes students of all faiths while serving the parishes of North Iowa. Our students are educated in a caring and faith-filled environment that focuses on the individual learner. Inspired by Christ, our Newman Catholic faculty and staff, families, and parishes are committed to forming disciples to lead, love, and serve. Daycare, Preschool-12th grade all on one beautiful campus
Rooted in the Catholic tradition, Newman students adhere to Christian principals of love and respect in the classroom and all areas of the campus
Newman Schools provide a quality education for young people in a safe environment that fosters excellence in academics and spiritual development.
Students put faith into action by volunteering in the community
Students learn Christian values that last a lifetime  Caring, committed, and experienced staff
Scholarship opportunities available  Student-teacher ratio: 17:1 in K-8th and 9:1 in 9th-12th
Newman students score higher on the ACT than comparable Iowa students (5-year trend)
Over the past 5 years, Newman Juniors have scored in the top 10% on the Iowa Assessment test. Three of those years, Newman Juniors were in the top 5%
Newman students graduate with an average of 6 college credits
Award-winning athletics and arts: Newman has one of the most beautiful outdoor sports complexes in North Iowa and a new, 10,000 sq. ft. music facility that also acts as a FEMA approved storm shelter

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Top Rankings

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

Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
American Behavioral Analyst
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
585 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
Newman Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
39 students
Average ACT score

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
newmancatholic.org shows the tuition rate and the scholarship process
Admissions Director
Megan Studer



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Esports Club, Quiz Bowl, Speech Team

School Notes

  • We would like to take this opportunity to share a little of what makes Newman such an extraordinary place. It starts with a commitment to our mission: to form disciples to lead, love, and serve.  
  • The focus of our mission is embedded in all aspects of our school culture. You will see it in the classroom as teachers create a Christian environment with a focus on individual learning. Our mission is evident during extra-curricular events as we start with prayer. It is also apparent in the behavior of our students and coaches as they compete. More importantly, you will see the mission alive in our students as they walk our halls or give back to the community in service.
  • As a part of the Newman family, students are given both structure and freedom. The structure needed to guide them on their path of faith and academic growth. The freedom that allows the individual to explore who they are in a caring, supportive atmosphere. Students at Newman benefit from the many opportunities seen in a larger school, while experiencing the one-to-one approach of a small school.
  • For over 50 years, Newman Catholic has provided a strong foundation in faith and academics.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Newman Catholic School offer?

Newman Catholic School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Newman Catholic School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for most sports offered.

What is Newman Catholic School's ranking?

Newman Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.

When is the application deadline for Newman Catholic School?

The application deadline for Newman Catholic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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The average private school tuition in Iowa is $4,733 for elementary schools and $9,208 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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