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Mission & Philosophy

We champion reading as the foundation for all learning and scholastic progress and work to develop strong reading skills in all students. Our school follows Sioux City Diocesan standards which are based on the most recent education research, best practices and recommendations from the Iowa Department of Education in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and 21st century learning.

Our teachers review how students are meeting standards and work to enhance the progress of each student. Our teachers engage students using instruction with iPads, interactive whiteboards, laptop computers and more. Rigorous standards that go beyond public schools requirements have been a hallmark of Catholic education. By holding our students to the highest standards, we are ensuring that this tradition of excellence in education continues.

Higher Test Scores that Propel Your Child to Achieve
Our student test scores are higher than local, state and national averages.The smaller learning setting in our school building promotes a caring family atmosphere focused on the success of each student. As a result, our eighth-grade graduates are prepared for continued growth and academic progress in high school.

Remedial Help

For students needing extra attention, we offer tutoring, student mentoring, area education agency services, and other individualized programs.


We Help Your Child Learn about God and their Faith

Students attend Mass each week and have opportunities to be actively involved in planning and being part of the liturgy. 


We Help English Language Learners

Our Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) teachers work to help students learning English to become independent learners and to succeed in all aspects of the school.


Guidance and Counseling Promotes Positive Behavior

A full-time school counselor regularly visits classrooms to promote positive attitudes, choices, and interpersonal relationships among students. In individual and group interactions, our counselors focus on the personal and academic needs of students. We also match trained volunteer mentors with select students through our TeamMates mentoring program to help further enhance student success.


Positive Behavior Program and Student Leadership

At Sacred Heart, our Positive Behavior Supports Program rewards students for positive behaviors and gives older students leadership opportunities with school assemblies and other activities.