Newman Catholic School

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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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAmerican Behavioral Analyst
Year Founded1961
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students585 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Newman Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size39 students
Average ACT score24

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes shows the tuition rate and the scholarship process
Admissions DirectorMegan Studer


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFigure Skating,
Ice HockeyRugby,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.

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