Why Choose Catholic Education
Catholic schools provide exceptional educational outcomes by developing the minds, hearts and souls of children in a faith-centered environment.
For generations, catholic schools have focused on the values that parents look for in quality education: superior academics; faith formation and the building of character; and a safe, caring community where their child is accepted and respected by everyone.
Catholic schools provide these tangible, truly visible realities brought about by tradition, intellect, wisdom, and the passionate commitment of catholic school teachers and staff.
You will discover that catholic schools aim higher to provide students with exceptional academics and a nurturing and supportive environment for students to grow and prosper. A positive and faith-centered environment enriches and enlivens the minds, hearts and souls of children. With smaller class sizes, teachers readily address the individual needs of each child. They maintain high expectations for students and encourage them to discover their creativity and unique talents. Catholic schools are well known for engaged parents, committed teachers and knowledgeable leadership who create a culture of caring in the school. Students thrive in a community that is invested in their development as a whole person.
Consider these points:
- Over 99 percent of catholic school students graduate. ACT scores are in the top 25 percent nationally.
- Over 98 percent of high school students go on to college.
- Over a quarter of a billion dollars in college scholarships were awarded to area students.
- Catholic elementary students test from one to three grades higher on Iowa standardized tests.
The catholic school experience for families is designed to be transformational and to make a difference. Children are taught in a disciplined environment and are encouraged each day to bring their best effort and abilities to class.
A catholic school houses dedicated teachers and staff
A catholic school teacher knows it’s more of a “calling” than a “job.” A quality education is important and school teachers know that quality education occurs when an environment is safe, stable and caring.
A catholic school provides a community where a child is accepted, respected and never lost in the crowd. Schools are accountable, responsive, and operate according to the highest professional standards. People choose catholic schools as an extension of their families and their family values. They want the values taught at home to be lived at school. This is precisely what they get in a catholic school community.
Yes, catholic schools are different. The difference can be seen the moment you encounter a student from a catholic school. It’s a difference that makes a memorable and positive statement. You can be sure of that.
If you would like to learn more about a catholic education for your child, contact us to schedule a meeting!