Saint Cecilia School offers residents of the Ames area an opportunity for Catholic education.
Students from preschool through grade five are given the opportunity to study, pray, and play in an atmosphere that nurtures Christian love and acceptance.
Faculty, staff, parents, and parishioners unite to provide students with an excellent academic background that promotes each student's positive self image and develops each student's intellectual and social potential.
All programs at the school are enhanced by parent, parish, and community volunteers.
These friends of the school contribute greatly to the total program.
Sharing faith and growing in the love of Jesus Christ and of one another are essential activities at Saint Cecilia School.
Students prepare and participate in liturgies and join in prayerful classroom experiences.
In addition to studying the Bible and celebrating special days of the liturgical calendar, students take on special projects, such as visiting residents in nursing homes and collecting food, toys, and clothing for special occasions and community needs.
All students receive religious instruction in Catholic faith and values.
Academic achievement is extremely important at Saint Cecilia School. Current textbooks, reference books, computers, and audio-visual equipment are used.
Specialized teachers in art, music, physical education, guidance, computers, and library skills strengthen the curriculum.
Parish policy states that no child wishing admittance will be turned away for financial reasons.
Students from families registered as members of Saint Cecilia Parish are given priority admittance.
If space allows, other area Catholic or non-Catholic students are welcomed. Buses transport students to and from school.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 278 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5

Student Body

Total Students
278 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
St. Cecilia Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Saint Cecilia School offers residents of the Ames area an opportunity for Catholic education. Students from preschool through grade five are given the opportunity to study, pray, and play in an atmosphere that nurtures Christian love and acceptance. Faculty, staff, parents, and parishioners unite to provide students with an excellent academic background that promotes each student's positive self image and develops each student's intellectual and social potential. All programs at the school are enhanced by parent, parish, and community volunteers. These friends of the school contribute greatly to the total program. Sharing faith and growing in the love of Jesus Christ and of one another are essential activities at Saint Cecilia School. Students prepare and participate in liturgies and join in prayerful classroom experiences. In addition to studying the Bible and celebrating special days of the liturgical calendar, students take on special projects, such as visiting residents in nursing homes and collecting food, toys, and clothing for special occasions and community needs. All students receive religious instruction in Catholic faith and values. Academic achievement is extremely important at Saint Cecilia School. Current textbooks, reference books, computers, and audio-visual equipment are used. Specialized teachers in art, music, physical education, guidance, computers, and library skills strengthen the curriculum. Parish policy states that no child wishing admittance will be turned away for financial reasons. Students from families registered as members of Saint Cecilia Parish are given priority admittance. If space allows, other area Catholic or non-Catholic students are welcomed. Buses transport students to and from school.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 278 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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