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We Work to Help Your Child Achieve
At Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools our students are educated with a focus on strong academics, faith, activities, discipline and service to others. Your child will learn in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Our dedicated faculty members and committed parents support success in and outside the classroom.

Elementary Schools Enjoy Success

  • Our test scores consistently rank high in reading, mathematics, and science.
  • Nearly 1100 PK-8th students grow in their Catholic faith every year.
  • Students in grades 5-8 join high school students each year to support our “Then Feed Just One” program for the poor in Honduras. Students have assembled 1.2 million meals. 
  • Our preschools at Holy Cross School, Sacred Heart and Mater Dei schools nurture young children for a great start in kindergarten.

High School Progress

  • Our high school juniors scored 95% proficient or higher in reading, mathematics, and science on the Iowa Assessments.
  • Our 2023 graduating class had multiple National Merit honors.
  • In the 2023-24 school year, the football team went to the state championship game.
  • Our show choirs earn trophies and Marching Band, Jazz Band and Concert Bands shine in competitions.
  • Colleges offered our 2023 grads $9 million in academic and athletic scholarships.
  • Over 81% of our 2022 graduates were awarded scholarships for college.
  • We offer over 30 merit scholarships for Heelan tuition to reward student achievement.  
  • We provide Guadalupe awards to promising students of Hispanic descent.