"Pro Deo et communione ducere et servire... For God and Community, to Lead and to Serve"
Welcome to Cedar Valley Catholic Schools, where our mission is to “Proclaim the person and message of Jesus Christ in worship, community, and service, through a unified system of Catholic education that develops life-long faith formation and learning.”
We strive daily to accomplish this mission through a focus on our pillars of faith, knowledge, discipline and service.
George Bernard Shaw said, "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." We partner with students and parents on their faith journey helping students create successful practice that will last a lifetime.
I invite you to take a moment to browse our website to learn more about the school and get a sense of our community. Our theology courses, daily activities, masses and retreats offer students guidance in the development of their faith. We focus on the core academics with a variety of electives and post secondary options that prepare students for the next phases of learning. Over their thirteen plus years at CVCS, our students contribute hundreds of hours of service to the community through athletics, the fine arts, clubs and organizations. Students have the opportunity to participate on athletic teams and multiple fine and performing arts activities. Our pastors, parents, alumni, and constituents are engaged in the life of the school and our students benefit from their support and involvement.
Most recently, we were honored by receiving the Distinguished Apple Award for the second year in a row. It was noted that the 1:1 iPad environment combined with creative teaching that engages and challenges students to new levels of thinking and accomplishment were clearly working for the CVCS students. Our focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) provided a Week of Wonder (WOW Week) which provoked thought via hands on activities in solar, wind, flight, robotics, innovation as valuable introduction for our students about the opportunities that lie ahead of them.
We are happy to answer your questions or provide a personal visit and tour of the schools. Please feel free to contact the schools listed on our web page.
CVCS is the only school system in Iowa -- one of less than 250 school systems in the whole United States -- to receive a 2012-2013 Apple Distinguished Program Award for its iPad learning initiative.
Every 6th- through 12th-grade student at CVCS receives an iPad, which creates a state-of-the-art learning environment so students get the most up-to-date education possible.