This is where your Journey begins!
Welcome to the Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Davenport and to our website. The mission of our office is to offer leadership and service to all of those involved in the ministry of Catholic education. Please feel free to contact me or my assistant Virginia Trujillo if you have questions or need more information than is provided here.
Our focus is the future of your child. Those words are not just a motto but words we live by daily in the Catholic Schools of the Diocese. Our faculty, principals and staff members take a vested interest in your students the minute they step in our buildings. Our staff members serve as mentors, cheerleaders, career advisors and experts in their field, all to the benefit of your students. They are called to teach and committed to help your child understand the good news of Jesus Christ as they prepare your child for college, productive lives and values that will be rewarded in Heaven.
The Diocese of Davenport Catholic Schools Get it. Thinking about your child’s education and faith development can be nerve wracking for a variety of reasons. The things we want to make sure you are not nervous about are strong academic programs, disciplined environments within which students learn, a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith and the values we pursue and model, opportunities to enjoy extracurricular activities and to learn to serve those in need.
Our schools, while each individually possess their own unique environment and charism, are an educational community of families inspired and supported by the traditions of the Catholic Church and guided by the belief that all are created in the image and likeness of God.
Caring greatly for the students entrusted to our care,
Lee Morrison, Ph.D.
Office of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Davenport
The Mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Davenport is to build learning communities, based on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and rich in Catholic values and tradition. The schools have a commitment and responsibility to teach the “whole child” in mind, body and spirit. In developing the gifts, talents, and uniqueness of their students, the schools seek to prepare leaders and Christian stewards for our communities and for the future of the Church.
About Catholic Schools
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Davenport welcome students of all faiths, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Office of Catholic Schools personally invites you to consider one of our Catholic schools for the education of your child. Our principals and teachers enjoy the unique opportunity to positively and powerfully influence the lives of our Catholic school students.
Please consider becoming part of something big that’s small! Our 13 elementary schools, 17 preschools and 5 high schools are small enough to get to know the needs of your students and big enough to provide your children awesome opportunities to learn. They will learn as a result of challenging classes, innovative instruction, and a curriculum grounded in the Gospel values.
A Strategic Plan for Catholic School Education
The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Davenport will fulfill the Church’s evangelizing mission by providing parents an outstanding education in the faith for their children. Our schools will infuse a rigorous academic program with the timeless message of Jesus Christ, and deliver it in a safe, respectful atmosphere. Our Catholic schools will promote among our students a life-long commitment to faith, prayer and virtue, a sense of social justice, greater numbers of religious vocations and a way of life based on responsible stewardship.
Our schools are all located in towns that by Iowa standards are either rural cities or cities. Our school locations follow the beautiful Mississippi River beginning at Clinton following down to Keokuk in the tip of southeast Iowa. Our schools extend westward to Iowa City.
While eastern Iowa is well suited for farming, all of our school communities have plenty of recreational opportunities: including state parks, boating, cycling, running and jogging paths etc. Many beautiful Catholic Churches dot the rural country-side and the urban areas of the Diocese of Davenport.
Please check the websites for our communities, schools and parishes.
When being hired or volunteering in one of our schools/parishes the Diocese of Davenport requires you to complete our Safe Envirnoment Program and be in our parish/school for minimum of 6 months. This is required of all employees in our diocese and volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults. This requirement includese registering with www.virtus.org, completing a Protecting God's Children training video, background check, and acknowledging diocesan polices.
If you have any questions about the Safe Environment requirements please contact your local administrator at the school or Virginia Trujillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-888-4230.