St. Theresa Catholic School

At Saint Theresa School, we believe it is our job to educate the whole child by challenging the mind and nurturing the soul.
We believe in high expectations, for ourselves as educators. We believe that every child has the right to learn in a caring and safe environment.
We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and that we are their partner in building a foundation for success.
The STS community is one of devoted teachers and staff.
It is involved and active parents. It is a strong and supportive parish community.
It is a community which embraces diversity. It is people praying together, working together, and playing together. It is family.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students309 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade St. Theresa Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines
    Grades: PK-8 | 290 students
    1.6 miles
    4320 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 279-5947
    1.6 PK-8
    290
  • Des Moines
    St. Anthony Elementary School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 381 students
    4.7 miles
    16 Columbus Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 243-1874
    4.7 PK-8
    381
  • Des Moines
    Grades: PK-8 | 250 students
    7.6 miles
    2107 E 33rd St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515) 266-3433
    7.6 PK-8
    250
  • Des Moines
    Christ The King School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: NS-8 | 297 students
    6.2 miles
    701 Wall Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 285-3349
    6.2 NS-8
    297
  • Des Moines
    Des Moines Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-8 | 40 students
    4.5 miles
    2317 Watrous Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515) 285-7729
    4.5 K-8
    40

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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St. Theresa is a really great school! They have the most caring teachers and administration. They really do care about me and my kids. St. Theresa is a warm and welcoming community. They go out of the way to include all families. Their academics are tops. My kids were very prepared for Dowling Catholic High School. They have done very well there because St. Theresa prepared them so well for the high level of academics that Dowling demands. Because of this my students have received big scholarship offers to colleges because they did so well and were so prepared for Dowling as freshman. I have an 8th grader that will go on to Dowling next year and is very interested in taking the higher level math and science/engineering courses at Dowling because of all that he learned through the STEM program at St. Theresa's. This program really engaged my kid. I just didn't find this in any other school. St. Theresa is an excellent school.
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St. Theresa's Catholic School is a fantastic school. We have 2 children that we send there. There are a number of Catholic schools that are much closer to us yet we still send our children here. The individual attention, small class size, excellent teachers and wonderful community of parents made our decision easy when deciding where to send our children. We could not be more pleased with St. Theresa's, it is an excellent school.
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