Frequently Asked Questions About Attending Catholic School

Do I or my child have to be Catholic in order to attend a Catholic School?
Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools warmly welcomes all students’ regardless faith. We believe the values-centered preparation we provide transcends religion backgrounds. Our schools currently have 14% of our student population that comes from different faiths

Are the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Sioux City accredited?
All schools are accredited by the Iowa Department of Education. Our teachers are licensed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

Which Schools have early childhood or extended day programs?

Many of our schools have early childhood centers and extended day programs. Visit our Schools Directory to see what programs the schools near you offer.

How do I apply for tuition assistance?
All of our schools work with the Diocese of Sioux City Scholarship Program to assist families. In 2020,  over $3.1million dollars was awarded to families through this program.
Visit our scholarship page for more information. Additional assistance may be available from the local school. Contact your  local school for more information.

Can I use my  Iowa 529 fund to pay for K-12 tuition?
Yes, recent changes to the law now make this an option.
Read more:
Iowa 529 Plan: K-12 Tuition Payments Fact Sheet

How do I go about enrolling an international student?

More information can be found on the International Students Page.

Can I visit a school?
We invited families to visit our schools. Nothing equals the experience of seeing our schools in action. Contact your local school for a tour or shadow day.