St. Francis Catholic School's vision is based on providing "Quality Education with Christ as the Focus." We strive to prepare our children for success in a competitive world while building their faith and character.
St. Francis Catholic School's strategic vision is comprised of three components: Academic Excellence "Quality Education", Faith/Character "Christ as the Focus" and Fiscal Responsibility.
The children of St. Francis Catholic School will be competing in a global economy.
It is up to us to prepare them for the challenge.
This includes not only high quality instruction in reading, math and science, but also skills that will allow them to deal effectively with a rapidly changing world.
It is important that our students become active, lifelong learners.
Our students will need the ability to integrate new knowledge into their daily activities.
St. Francis Catholic School is not only a private school, it is a Catholic school. We hold in utmost importance the development of a Christian attitude and philosophy of life based on the teachings of Christ. We will infuse these teachings into all aspects of the curriculum. St. Francis Catholic School will work to further Christ`s mission by welcoming and encouraging attendance by people of all nationalities and all Christian faiths who recognize the impact of teaching Catholic values as a part of youth formation.
The financial health of St. Francis Catholic School is important in ensuring St. Francis Catholic School is available to future generations.
Enrollment is an important component of the financial health of St. Francis Catholic School.
St. Francis Catholic School will strive to ensure that a Catholic education is available to everyone whose values are aligned with the school vision.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,451
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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St. Francis Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Iowa for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1878

Student Body

Total Students
216 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade
St. Francis Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
35%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
red, white, or blue button shirt with navy trousers

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
1st child in parish = $2451 2nd child in parish = $1897 3rd+ child in parish = $1662 1st child non-parish = $3816 2nd child non-parish = $3171 3rd+ child non-parish = $2971
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$884
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erin Moeller

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, LEGO League, Math Bee

Arts and Music Programs:
5/6 Band
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 216 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,451
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average acceptance rate in Iowa is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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