The mission of St. Patrick School is to educate the total child in a Catholic environment. Faith is the backbone of our culture. We develop students who are not only academically advanced but also respectful and compassionate toward others. We teach the value of prayer and make it accessible to students of all faith backgrounds. 

A challenging curriculum, collaboration among teachers to improve learning, early foreign language instruction, fine arts, leadership opportunities, integration of technology, and cross-curricular projects are the other cornerstones of a St. Patrick education. Small group learning within the classroom targets the needs of each child. High test scores point to our success in helping students reach their full potential. We are proud that St. Patrick scores exceed regional (AEA) and state scores in every category (details).

Visit our Early Elementary K-4 and Middle School 5-8 tabs to learn more about our academic programming. From valuable free play in our kindergarten curriculum to real-life STEM projects in the upper grades, we offer opportunities that are just not found everywhere.

Let us know if you have questions or if you would like to schedule a visit to our campus. You may contact the school office or principal Bev Mach at (319) 277-6781 or We can also arrange for you to speak with a teacher at any grade level to learn more about St. Patrick Catholic School.

Being split into small groups really gave us a great environment to learn in. Students could work at a faster or slower speed depending on their needs, and teachers had time to work with us individually.

—Rachel, alumna