Catholic Schools



The Diocese of Davenport Catholic schools welcomes you to our website. We invite you to explore our site, as well as visit our schools to witness the difference a Catholic school can make.

Click here for a map all of the schools.
Click here for a list of all of the schools (PS-12)

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Davenport

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

Reasons for Choosing Catholic Education

  • We offer an education that combines Catholic faith and teachings with academic excellence.

  • We partner with parents in the faith formation of their children.

  • We set high standards for student achievement and help them succeed.

  • We provide a balanced academic curriculum that integrates faith, culture and life.

  • We use technology effectively to enhance education.

  • We instill in students the value of service to others.

  • We teach children respect of self and others.

  • WE emphasize moral development and self-discipline.

  • We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders.

  • We have a 99 percent high school graduation rate. 85 percent of our graduates go to college.

  • We cultivate a faculty and staff of people who are dedicated, caring and effective.

  • We provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Our Mission Statement

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.

Our Communities:

The Diocese of Davenport encompasses the 22 counties in Southeastern Iowa. Our Catholic schools are located in the ten (10) communities listed here:  

Bettendorf Burlington
Clinton Davenport
DeWitt Ft. Madison
Iowa City Keokuk
Muscatine Ottumwa

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.

Catholic Schools Week

CSW 2016 Daily Themes and Celebrations

Sunday:  Celebrating Your Parish
Catholic schools benefit all year long from the religious guidance, prayers and support parishes provide. Many parishes join in the National Catholic Schools Week celebration by devoting a Mass to Catholic education. Schools start the week by inviting parishioners and community members to parish-centered events and school open houses that feature their outstanding academic programs, religious education and service opportunities.
Monday:  Celebrating Your Community
A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities—both local and beyond—they demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives.
Tuesday:  Celebrating Your Students
Schools celebrate students during National Catholic Schools Week by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them and recognizing their accomplishments. They encourage students to reflect on the benefits of Catholic education and how the grounding in faith, knowledge and service it provides will help them throughout their lives.
Wednesday:  Celebrating the Nation
On National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools, students, families, educators and other Catholic school supporters communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders. They share information with leaders on the significant contributions Catholic schools make to the nation and their role in preparing students to be good citizens. They pray for the nation and recognize all those who serve it.
Thursday:  Celebrating Vocations
By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life. National Catholic Schools Week offers an opportunity for students to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents well in the service of God and others — by answering the call to a religious vocation, by nurturing a family through sacramental marriage, by volunteering in church activities and charities, and/or by pursuing a career that makes the world a better place.
Friday:  Celebrating Faculty, Staff and Volunteers
On this day, schools will honor teachers and principals as well as administrators and staff who support them in their important work and thank the parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners and school board members who provide volunteer service.  
Saturday:  Celebrating Families
Parents, guardians and other family members play a vital role in Catholic education. Not only do they volunteer at the school, they instill values and expectations for academic excellence in their children at home. We acknowledge the role of families in Catholic education and celebrate their contributions to the success of our schools on the last day of National Catholic Schools Week and all year long.

Catholic Schools Week

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Safe Environment Program:


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, completing a Protecting God's Children training video, background check, acknowledging diocesan polices and possible monthly bulletins sent to your email address.


If you have any questions about the Safe Environment requirements please contact your local administrator at the school or Virginia Trujillo at or 563-888-4230.


How to Register for the Safe Environment Training



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