At St. Patrick Catholic School, learning is engaging and exciting. Students develop a strong foundation in core subjects, where small groups within the classroom allow teachers to provide a more personalized learning environment.
Our well-rounded curriculum includes vocal music, art, physical education, and public speaking with the option of instrumental music starting in grades 5-8.
Spanish instruction begins in preschool and continues through grade 8.
Technology is integrated into the curriculum with Apple MacBooks and iPads.
Our St. Patrick family is a closely-knit network of teachers, staff and parents who join together to educate the whole child, reinforcing the faith and values children are learning at home.
St. Patrick serves students of many religious backgrounds. Our very high test scores are one indication of our student success.
We inviite families to call 319-277-6781 for a tour. Our facilities are adjacent to St.
Patrick Church, with K-8 at 615 Washington Street and our newly renovated Clover Patch Preschool at 802 Main Street.
Daycare is available before and after school for preschool-grade 8 students.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 251 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1891

Student Body

Total Students
251 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade
St. Patrick School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please visit our website for current tuition information and incentives. Tuition assistance is available.

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Battle of the Books, Knitting Club, Math Bee, Math Counts, Science Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band

School Notes

In addtion to our highly regarded academic program, St. Patrick School offers:
  • Emphasis on faith and values
  • On-site before and after school programs (6:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) to assist busy families
  • Optional door-to-door bus service
  • Breakfast and lunch with fresh fruit and vegetable choices in our separate cafeteria
  • Many opportunities for parent involvement
  • Sports and band starting in grade 5
  • Clubs, academic acvities and scouting for enrichment and friendship building
  • Specialists on-site for speech pathology and guidance as well as academic assistance for students who need extra help
  • Full-size modern gym, grassy area, and playground
  • Appreciation of all faith backgrounds

Here's what parents have to say:
  • "It is obvious from the first day your child entes St. Patrick that the teachers are they because they love teaching and their faith. They take their part in placing values in the heart of each student very seriously."
  • "Our strong belief in Catholic education led us to choose St. Patrick School. We knew it provided strong academics and personalized learning, but our children gained so much more . . . caring teachers, students that share strong ethical values, and opportunities to explore and develop many talents."
  • "We choose St. Patrick School for the welcoming environment, outstanding academic program, technology, and opportunities that are not available to students elsewhere. We are not Catholic but the incorporation of religion into the school day strengthens our children's faith--good Christian values build great character."
St. Patrick School is committed to making sure Catholic education is available to all students who desire it, regardless of religious background. Confidential tuition assistance is available from multiple sources for qualifying families.

Clover Patch Preschool, renovated in 2013, offers programs for 3-5 year olds. Visit our website and Facebook page for more photos of this exciting, creative learning environment.

School Reviews

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Our kids go to St. Pat's and we LOVE it. The school has outstanding teachers and a very loving environment. Students typically have higher than average test scores and the school prides itself on it's outstanding academics/curriculum. Cedar Falls has great public schools too, but when kids transfer from St. Pat's to the public school system, they always seem to be ahead of the curve. Kids at St. Pat's all get to know each other and the older students get involved in the younger classrooms and there is a definite sense of family - I would recommend this school to anyone!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 251 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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