"Pro Deo et communione ducere et servire... For God and Community, to Lead and to Serve"

While our programs are focused on the Catholic faith, CVCS welcomes all students seeking an education guided by the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ. 

Welcome to Cedar Valley Catholic Schools

Message from CVCS Chief Administrator, Dr. Dale Monroe

CVCS Awarded Over $119,000 from Archbishop Kucera Grant

Cedar Valley Catholic School Board of Education is the recipient of $119,943.33 from the Archbishop Kucera Grant Awards from the Archdiocese of Dubuque Educational Development Fund. The grant was awarded for tuition assistance to those families who can least afford the cost of attending a Catholic School. A portion of the grant was also directed towards tuition assistance for minority students who qualify for Federal School Lunch Program. Awards for these two programs totaled $485,000 for the 2014/15 program year.

The Archbishop Kucera Grant Awards annually provides $80,000 for faith formation resources and leadership development for faith formation leaders, catechists, Catholic school administrators and teachers. The grant also covers one third of the program cost for adults enrolled in the Archdiocesan IMPACT Program.

The Archdiocesan Educational Development Fund was developed for the purpose of supporting the educational programs of the Archdiocese. This is the twenty-ninth year that grants have been awarded. Over 8.9 million dollars have been distributed since the Archdiocesan Educational Development Fund was established. Grants are made possible through the generous donations of contributors and parishioners throughout the Archdiocese. 

Information from the Archdiocese of Dubuque
* STO qualifying levels are based upon 300% of 2015 Federal Poverty Levels as required by Iowa law.

**Family size includes parents/guardians plus total number of dependents claimed on 2014 tax return. For families with more than seven persons, add $12,480 for each additional person.
***Families are eligible for STO financial assistance if income is at or below the above listed income levels. Local assistance may not be based upon the above. Falling within these guidelines does not necessarily guarantee tuition assistance. 

STO Application

Tuition Assistance Reminders -

If you would like to apply for tuition assistance for the 2015/16 year, the deadline for round 1 STO is March 23rd to be assured of receiving the maximum assistance available to you.  If you'd like to save on the processing fee, the fee this year for online submission is $25 & for paper application is $26. A copy of your tax return is mandatory; therefore, it is critical that you have your 2014 return prepared promptly. Links for registration & assistance materials are under Family Information/ Registration..  When completing the PSAS application, our school/system code is 1086 and the authorization code for filing online is arch1

If you are uncertain your child will be attending CVCS but would need tuition assistance if they do, apply by the March deadline. You can always turn down the assistance but the assistance may not be available if you change your mind & apply this summer.  By filing early, you will find out your assistance award in May, otherwise you won't find out the amount of assistance until awards are made again in mid-August. 

Be sure to read the instructions for section C of the application form carefully. Have you included your college students & those in PreK or daycare on your application? Even though you can't get tuition assistance thru STO or CVCS for those students, the information is considered in the assistance calculation. 

If you receive notification from PSAS that you are missing documentation, please send the missing items immediately. Applications missing information will NOT be processed for assistance.

Educational Savings Account Information

Watch this informative video ESA Video

YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOL TUITION ORGANIZATION TAX CREDIT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS. Take time to learn more about the Educational Savings Account (ESA) and educate your family on the importance of the School Tuition Organization Tax Credit. Your Iowa Legislators will be making decisions that impact our families. If you need more information please contact me at dmonroe@cvcatholic.org.


Time for Ultimate Auction Raffle Tickets and Chance to Win $25,000

And the winner is:
Special thanks to Msgr. Steimel for drawing the lucky ticket and announcing the early bird raffle winners of $500.

The big winners were Mark and Lisa Wall. Lisa Wall's name was drawn and Mark Wall was the seller of the ticket. So each person won $250. Great day for the Wall Family.

Mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATE for April 18, 2015 - the Ultimate 26th Auction. 
This event has raised more than $2.2 million for the CVCS.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS OPEN MARCH 9th. For more information, go to Ultimate Auction Website. Bid often and bid generously. Thank you for supporting our schools and our students!
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Cedar Valley Catholic Schools (CVCS) provides an exceptional learning environment based on our faith’s beliefs and values, enabling your children to grow in their understanding of themselves, their relationship with God and their relationships with others. Our students gain knowledge in a disciplined environment and grow personally, academically and spiritually through service to their community. They are supported in living out the values of a Catholic education that develops lifelong faith formation and learning.