About Us

The Diocese of Sioux City Catholic schools serves nearly 6000 students within our 16 schools systems throughout northwest Iowa. Excellence in faith formation and outstanding academic preparation are hallmarks of our schools.

Our Mission
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Essential to the educational ministry of
the Church, the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Sioux City are fulfilling the Church’s mission to teach as Jesus did. Together with the support of parents, teachers, administrators, clergy, parishioners and the community at large, we are committed to providing an education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ where Catholic doctrine and values and academic excellence prepare each student for a life of faith, service and integrity.


The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Sioux City are accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. Our teachers are licensed by the Iowa Department of Education as well. Our schools meet and exceed state graduation requirements for English, math, science and social studies. In addition to meeting all state accreditation requirements the Catholic Schools Office also conduct “site visits” to each school on a rotating basis. These visits focus on our Catholic identity, academics, governance, and operational vitality and use the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools as guidelines. Utilizing these two systems provides greater accountability for our schools and ensures continuous growth for our faculty and students thus allowing them to reach their full potential.