Education Overview

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.

Your Child Will Learn in Classrooms with Higher Test Scores
Our student test scores are higher than local, state and national averages. For students needing extra attention, we offer tutoring, student mentoring, area education agency services and other individualized programs.
  
Your Student will Learn the Importance of Faith and Service for Others
 Holy Cross School infuses Gospel Values within all curriculum areas to offer experiences which lead students to a deeper awareness of God’s presence in their lives. Students open and close the day with prayer, attend Mass each week and are involved in planning and being part of the liturgy.  There is a strong tradition of spiritual formation and academic achievement by our students as they progress from PK through 8th grade. 
 
Your Child's Emotional Spirit is Supported by Guidance Counselor
A full-time school counselor regularly visits classrooms to promote positive attitudes and choices, and interpersonal relationships among students. By focusing on personal and academic needs we can help each student succeed in school. We also provide trained volunteer mentors through our TeamMates program to help select students.