St. Anthony School provides a strong Catholic academic program for students in
PreK-8 and strives to instill religious, social, and intellectual principles into the mind and
heart of each child. In the Franciscan spirit, St. Anthony School guides students toward
their development as faith-filled Catholics and responsible citizens in our complex, everchanging
Our faculty, priests, parish, and community instill in students the value of service to others.
Dedicated, Caring & Effective
We cultivate a faculty and staff of people who are dedicated, caring and effective.
our dedicated classroom teachers are well versed in the tried and true methods of creating strong readers. The teachers focus on decoding skills and phonetic exercises through the third grade.
They also emphasize close reading of literary text to build comprehension and content knowledge. Students are guided through a story’s narrative structure, characters relationships, and the author’s literary technique, expanding students’ vocabulary and background knowledge.
A Quality Education Grounded in Strong Moral Values
Faith: A Catholic school is a community of faith and learning.
Focus: Individual attention with discipline and order help students feel safe and allow them to focus on what matters.
Achievement: The focus on test scores has changed how many schools teach. At St. Anthony School, we take tests seriously and have good results, but tests are only one measure of success and we don’t teach to tests. Iowa Tests of Basic Skills are given to students in grades 3-7 each spring. Test results reveal growth in student learning.
Values: Distinguish right from wrong and learning to behave. St. Anthony School faculty and staff will do everything we can in partnership with you to raise your child in the right way. A partnership between faculty members and parents is key in ensuring a strong education for students.
Community: Sharing experiences with others is the best way to learn to treat others as you would like to be treated. At St. Anthony School service and compassion hold the school community together. Our school motto is: Enter to Learn, Leave to serve