Spalding Catholic Schools

Spalding Catholic Schools Photo #1 - Spalding Catholic School is a Prek-6th grade school, located in northwest Iowa.
Our school has a tradition of excellence with founding of individual parish schools in Alton, Granville and Hospers, Iowa. Through the last 100 years, our school has changed and grown with the times, and currently we are a PreK-6 school located in Alton, Iowa.
Our students come from surrounding areas, including Orange City, Alton, Hospers and Granville.
We have strong traditions in technology. Our seasoned staff offers individualized attention, and with the family atmosphere, our children grow and thrive in a caring environment.
We prepare students for the future with service learning, foreign language exposure (Spanish) in grades K-6, and a project learning focus. We are known for our faith, science education and consistently high assessment results.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1962

Student Body

Total Students54 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Spalding Catholic Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,000
Tuition NotesGrades K-6 tuition is $3000.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorDan Goebel


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Band available through school partnership

School Notes

  • Center in Alton (grades PreK-6).
  • Our own busing system for both rural and city routes.
  • Specials courses taught by certified teachers in PE, Art, and Music.
  • Project based learning and STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art and Math) focus infused in the curriculum.
  • Values based education taught and other-focused outcomes expected. 
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