|The Diocese of Davenport Catholic schools welcomes you to our website. We invite you to explore our site, as well as visit our schools to witness the difference a Catholic school can make.
Our Mission Statement
The Mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Davenport is to build learning communities, based on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and rich in Catholic values and tradition. The schools have a commitment and responsibility to teach the “whole child” in mind, body and spirit. In developing the gifts, talents, and uniqueness of their students, the schools seek to prepare leaders and Christian stewards for our communities and for the future of the Church.
About Catholic Schools
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Davenport welcome students of all faiths, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Office of Catholic Schools personally invites you to consider one of our Catholic schools for the education of your child. Our principals and teachers enjoy the unique opportunity to positively and powerfully influence the lives of our Catholic school students.
The Diocese of Davenport encompasses the 22 counties in Southeastern Iowa.
Our schools are all located in towns that by Iowa standards are either rural cities or cities. Our school locations follow the beautiful Mississippi River beginning at Clinton following down to Keokuk in the tip of southeast Iowa. Our schools extend westward to Iowa City.
Diocesan School Stats
PS-12 Enrollment in 2015-2016: 5014
FAQ'sHow many schools are in the Diocese of Davenport?
Where are the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Davenport located?
Where can I get information about the closest Catholic school?There are several ways to get this information, for example,
Note: Schools are closed during the month of July.
Are the schools accredited?
Yes, all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Davenport are fully accredited by the State of Iowa.
Are all teachers licensed and endorsed to teach in their assigned area?
Yes, all teachers are licensed by the Board of Examiners of the State of Iowa.
What are the student demographics for the Diocese of Davenport schools?
Enrolled students: 5014
Is Financial Assistance Available?
All of our schools provide opportunities for financial assistance. Thanks to the generous support of donors, we are able to offer financial assistance through the School Tuition Organization of Southeast Iowa (STO),Embracing the Future and Mississippi Valley STO. Please contact your local Catholic school for more information and application forms.
What is the School Tuition Organization of Southeast Iowa STO?
The STO of Southeast Iowa is a 501(c)3 organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Iowa. The School Tuition Organization of Southeast Iowa serves nine school systems within the Davenport Diocese, representing more than 2,500 students in grades K-12.\
What if my child has special learning needs?
The Catholic schools strive to meet the needs of all children. However, due to a lack of trained personnel and facility limitations, not all special needs may be met in Catholic schools. Through the services of the local Area Education Agency (AEA), the schools will work with the parents and students to ascertain the individual needs in order to determine if an appropriate educational program can be offered to meet those needs.
Do I need to be Catholic?
The Catholic faith permeates all aspects of school life. We welcome all Catholics and families of all faith traditions who share the Gospel values. Because Catholic school education is a mission of the Catholic Church all students must study the Catholic faith at every grade level. Presently the non-Catholic student populations in our schools ranges from 7% to 49%.
How can parents get invovlved in their children's school experience?
We believe parents are the primary educators of their children and encourage parents to be actively involved in their children's school experience. The schools hold parent teacher conferences twice a year and parents can meet with teachers as needed throughout the year.
Do all schools follow the same school calendar?
While all schools have 180 days in their school year in accordance with the state accreditation guidelines, each school creates a unique school calendar to work with the public schools transportation. Please check with your local school for a school calendar and events.top of page
Are extra curriculuar activities offered?
The high schools in our diocese offer vast opportunities for students to participate in numerous academic, fine arts, leadership, service, and athletic extra curricular activities. Students in other grades also participate in a variety of opportunities. Contact your local school for more information.top of page
What curriculum is used in the Diocese of Davenport schools?
Presently all students grades 3-11 are required to take the Iowa Assessments annually. Accredited non-public schools must also utilize a second assessment as a snap shot of how well students are achieving. Schools may choose the attached Diocesan second assessments or choose from any assessment listed on the Department of Education website for the state of Iowa.top of page