Grade 3/4 students collaborate in the classroom

Just this past spring, our very own St. Patrick Catholic School was awarded the prestigious “Lighthouse School Milestone for Leader In Me”—envied by many around the country. It’s easy to see the results of the leadership-infusion by simply walking into the school and interacting with students, staff, parents, and leadership. The nice thing about “Leader in Me” is that it’s not the newest/shiniest thing going on. It’s a long-term, systemic effort creating a school environment where leadership permeates all aspects of the culture, and students develop the skills they need for a lifetime.  -Mayor Jim Brown

KINDERGARTEN VISIT DAY: Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019, 8:30-11 a.m. Let us know if your child will be attending.

Our open houses and drop-in tour dates for 2019 have passed, but all you need to do is contact us to learn more. You are welcome to call or request a personal tour online any time of year. We are happy to visit with you and show you our school at a time that works best for you. Transfer students are accepted all year round and may shadow a current student to see what we are all about.

Why Choose St. Patrick Catholic School?

As parents we need to make many choices for our children. Choosing Catholic education is one that will affect your child for years to come. St. Patrick School provides students of all faiths with a challenging curriculum and a caring Christian environment. 

Our dedicated teachers work with you, forming a close-knit community that serves preschool through grade eight with state of the art resources in our newly renovated buildings. We are Established in Faith and Distinguished in Education, and it is this foundation of faith combined with outstanding academics, leadership, and a family environment that makes all the difference!

We are proud to have been recognized as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School in 2018—the ninth one in the state and Iowa's first Catholic school to earn this designation. 

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Read about the Iowa state tax credit, tuition assistance, payment plans, and a way to earn tuition money with our Scrip gift card program for purchasing gas, groceries and more. You may save on taxes by using Iowa 529 Plan money for K-12 tuition.  Families that live two miles or more from school may receive reimbursement from the public school system for transporting their children to school.

What Sets Us Apart?

Parent/alumni testimonials

Faith: Structured religion is a part of every school day, but our faith in Jesus goes well beyond religion in the classroom. Teachers and staff emphasize Christian values throughout your child’s school day. We respect students of other faiths and welcome the diversity families of other religious backgrounds bring to our school.

Academics: Consistently our students excel in academics. Student scores on standardized tests exceed national and state averages. Student teacher ratios are low, and St. Patrick Catholic School uses small group learning for all ages. This more personalized learning environment allows all students to reach their highest potential. We also provide

  • The highest quality resources
    • Chromebooks for each grade 3-8 student and carts of iPads 
    • Interactive white board projectors in all rooms
    • Science lab and art/tech/Maker Space
  • Early foreign language with Spanish curriculum for kindergarten through grade eight
  • The Leader in Me program which recognizes that all students can be leaders. We cultivate the soft skills students need to reach their full potential, including goal setting, presentation-making, and the ability to work in groups.
  • Excellent music, band and art programs
  • Public speaking during Mass, Monday Morning Prayer and music programs beginning in kindergarten and many opportunities to speak and present within the classroom

Community: No other school will give you and your child as many opportunities to be with other students, parents and teachers in a caring environment. Parents are welcome at Monday Morning Prayer, student-led bimonthly Masses, reconciliation, renewals, and activities. Attend Mass at our parish and you will see many of your child’s teachers and classmates. Our sports program starts in grade five and brings families together in support of our student athletes. Our active Catholic Parent Teacher Organization (CPTO) supports our school and sponsors events for students and families.

Day Care and Bus Service: Onsite before and after school care makes life simple for busy families. Optional bus service is available with two St. Patrick buses serving Cedar Falls.

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Deciding to send our children to St. Patrick School and Preschool has definitely been one of the best investments we have ever made. Every week we are amazed at the amount of learning and progress we see in the classroom work that our children bring home.

—Debbie, parent