Cedar Valley Catholic Schools are not destinations, they're launch pads! CVCS offers a unified system of Catholic education that nurtures lifelong faith formation and a love of learning.
Nearly 1,200 Pre-K through 12th grade students attend our three elementary schools (Blessed Sacrament School, Sacred Heart School, Saint Edward School), our middle school (Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School), and our high school (Columbus Catholic High School). Throughout their educational journey, you and your children will find consistency in faith, values and academic excellence. Determining which school is the best fit for your child - ask the first important question, "Where do you want your child to be?" Choose a school that makes a difference in your child’s future, but also fits your needs and your values.
As you consider your elementary school choices, we hope you will see that every Cedar Valley Catholic School is dedicated to providing academic excellence and quality programs. Our schools strive to meet rigorous criteria and our teachers represent best-in-class educational standards. You will find that each school has a distinctive culture, dynamic student profile, and sense of tradition and legacy. Catholic Schools have been in the Cedar Valley since 1881 and have a long-standing tradition of excellence. So, finding a school that “fits” is the most important aspect in selecting a school for your child and family.
Visiting school websites is a great starting place for you to learn about school choices whether you’re looking for a school close to home or convenient to work. However, in order to best evaluate whether or not a school is the right “fit”, there is nothing better than a visit to campus. Consider scheduling a visit and tour, attend a concert or performance or enjoy an athletic event as a way to see the school community in action.
Typically, families apply to schools starting in the spring preceding the fall term to which they are applying. Families wishing to be considered for financial aid should note the required steps and corresponding on Student Tuition Organization (STO) deadlines for the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Families are generally notified of their financial aid awards in the spring and must qualify for the assistance annually.
When you click on the school of your choice you will be directed to the school website. Here you can locate contact information, such as address, and phone number. Click on the link to find out more about the school and learn how to set up a meeting with the school’s admissions office. We invite you to choose two, three, or more schools to visit and compare.