About Our School

Mission Statement

“To care for each child’s soul by blending Catholic values and discipline into a quality academic education.”

The staff at Christ the King School are doing a marvelous work in education and providing a substantial foundation and opportunity for these young people to achieve their full potential.” Bishop Richard E. Pates, October 17, 2008.

Christ the King School is a preschool through eighth grade, Catholic educational facility with more than 200 students. We are located on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa, an expanding part of the city.

Christ the King School holds a distinctive place among educational institutions in the Des Moines area by providing high-quality, affordable Catholic education for 50 years. Catholic schools have open enrollment policies and are viable options for both Catholic and non-Catholic children of all races, color and ethnic origins.

Christ the King School provides its students with the best possible education within the context of our Catholic faith. We place at the heart of our educational process the person of Jesus Christ as we lead, teach and love by his example. At the core of Christ the King School is a commitment to care for each child’s soul by blending Catholic values and discipline into a quality academic education.

Fully accredited by the State of Iowa, our school follows an educational curriculum approved by the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines. Significant effort is directed toward reading and writing competency, math proficiency, and other areas of scholastic achievement. A full complement and variety of extracurricular and athletic activities also are offered.

We believe in a partnership of parents, students and teachers working together to maintain a learning environment that is safe, orderly and nurturing. We are committed to family involvement as an important element of every student’s academic, social and religious development.

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