Sacred Heart School building


The Right Start for a Bright Future

The three elementary schools within the Cedar Valley Catholic School system are Blessed Sacrament School, Sacred Heart School and Saint Edward School. Students from Preschool through Grade 5 receive a quality Catholic education that nurtures Christian values and attitudes that will influence them throughout their lives.

Our students continue their Catholic education at Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School and go on to graduate from Columbus Catholic High School. Our Catholic schools have been a strong tradition for over 133 years in the Cedar Valley.

Our teachers get to know their students as individuals and tailor their teaching and classroom activities to the specific needs of those they nurture. At CVCS, we make time in the classroom meaningful, thought provoking...and fun!

Our elementary schools’ curriculum is approved by the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Our schools are certified by the State of Iowa and are staffed by faculty who are also accredited by the State of Iowa.

There are approximately 225 students in our three elementary schools, and our average class size is 18 students.

You’ll find CVCS elementary schools provide a variety of curricular, extracurricular and community service activities, all within a safe, inclusive, Christ-centered environment.

About Our New Branding

Why has Cedar Valley Catholic Schools rebranded? Our new brand image is a more accurate visual representation of our values and quality education experience. The design, which is more contemporary, ensures we remain relevant to current students and can attract future generations.

As an evolution of our identity, it is friendly, bright and contemporary. It also conveys the look of a professional, faith-based institution of higher learning. It reflects our optimism for the future while also retaining our proud heritage. We see this as a positive step for the school system to ensure we remain sustainable, continue to grow and provide the best possible educational experience.

While we are refreshing how we look, it doesn't change who we are: "For God and Community, to Lead and to Serve."

Download a copy of our Brand Standards (pdf)