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Scott County Catholic Schools<br />

Scott County Catholic Schools have been a proud<br />

part of the Iowa landscape since St. Margaret’s School<br />

was established on the campus of Davenport’s Sacred<br />

Heart Cathedral in 1859.<br />

Much has changed since then, however, many things<br />

remain the same, including a dedication toward<br />

developing the whole child – mind, body and soul.<br />

Built on the legacy of generations of students and<br />

families, Scott County Catholic Schools embrace the<br />

very best standards of Catholic education in the 21st<br />

century. Our schools encourage students to open their<br />

hearts to the Lord, their minds to learning, and their<br />

talents toward service to others.<br />

Scott County Catholic operates five interdependent<br />

schools: four elementary schools serving students in<br />

preschool through 8th grades, and one secondary<br />

school serving students in 9th through 12th grades.<br />

A brief overview of each school follows, but for those<br />

of you who may be unaware of Iowa’s support for<br />

nonpublic schools, here are a few “good news items”<br />

that are specific to our great state!<br />

Family Tuition Plan: Families who feel a Catholic school<br />

education may be beyond their reach are encouraged<br />

to apply for tuition assistance through the Family<br />

Tuition Plan. Applications are evaluated based on<br />

family size and income as they align against<br />

the backdrop of total tuition requirement.<br />

A single application may be completed for the entire<br />

family – including students attending both elementary<br />

and secondary Catholic schools in Scott County.<br />

The application is available at assumptionhigh.org\<br />

familytuitionplan.<br />

A significant portion of the Family Tuition Plan is<br />

funded by the Mississippi Valley STO, a grant program<br />

made possible by Iowa’s Educational Opportunities<br />

Act. Need that surpasses MVSTO funding is provided<br />

by generous donors. To learn more about how your gift<br />

to the MVSTO could qualify for a 65% Iowa Tax Credit,<br />

go to www.mvsto.org<br />

Iowa Tuition & Textbook Tax Credit: Iowa residents<br />

may claim a 25% direct tax credit on the first $1,000<br />

of eligible costs (including nonpublic school tuition)<br />

associated with educating each of their K-12 children<br />

(up to a maximum of four.)<br />

Transportation to School: Iowa is one of very few states<br />

in the country where public schools are responsible for<br />

transporting non-public school students of residence.<br />

Minimum distance requirements must be met. Public<br />

school districts may choose not to transport, instead<br />

paying a state prescribed stipend to a non-transported<br />

child’s family.<br />

Textbooks: Non-public schools receive textbook<br />

funding that is equal to their public school counterparts.<br />

This really helps contain tuition<br />

costs, since non-public<br />

schools do not bear<br />

the full cost of textbooks.

All Saints Catholic School<br />

Mission<br />

All Saints Catholic School community<br />

shares a common goal of preparing<br />

children for lifelong learning and<br />

Christian service. We are committed<br />

to nurturing each child's spiritual,<br />

intellectual, social, moral, emotional<br />

and physical development. All are<br />

encouraged to utilize their God-given<br />

gifts in an atmosphere that challenges<br />

them to strive for their unique potential.<br />

All Saints Catholic School, located on the campus<br />

of Holy Family Parish, is a shared mission of five<br />

Catholic parishes: Holy Family, Sacred Heart<br />

Cathedral, St. Alphonsus, St. Mary’s, and St.<br />

Anthony’s. This unique educational partnership<br />

values knowledge, excellence, persistence, love<br />

and service. Each and every day, students engage<br />

in an intimate experience with the nuts and bolts<br />

of school life, and faculty and staff go above and<br />

beyond to ensure that Gospel values permeate<br />

every aspect of the school experience.<br />

At All Saints, instruction is guided by a very<br />

experienced team of teachers continually<br />

searching for new ways to insure that each student<br />

in our diverse learning community learns at a rate<br />

commensurate with their abilities. Maintaining<br />

time-tested programs is just<br />

one key to ongoing success.<br />

Another key benchmark of<br />

our success is in the<br />

development of each<br />

student’s readiness to<br />

explore possibilities, to<br />

meet the challenges of<br />

life, to extend oneself<br />

to others by doing the<br />

work of Christ, and to<br />

always rise to<br />

their potential.<br />

Students participate in daily prayer and religion<br />

classes as well as weekly Mass. Technology at All<br />

Saints has become an integrated part of everyday<br />

learning, with interactive whiteboards, iPads, and<br />

laptop computers available in each classroom.<br />

Spanish is taught by a certified teacher K-8, and<br />

a full time counselor is part of our staff. Students<br />

are encouraged to participate in extracurricular<br />

activities such as Band, Chorus, Newspaper, Swing<br />

Choir, Science Club, Chess Club, Mock Trial, Visual<br />

Arts, Foreign Language, and Athletics.<br />

All Saints is honored to be one of only two Catholic<br />

Schools in Iowa to be linked on a national level with<br />

the Latino Enrollment Institute at the University of<br />

Notre Dame. All Saints earned this<br />

honor in light of its ongoing<br />

increase in Latino enrollment. All<br />

Saints is family bound by faith,<br />

where all students, parents, and<br />

staff are valued.

John F. Kennedy Catholic School<br />

Mission<br />

Our mission is teaching children<br />

to become disciples of Christ by<br />

living Gospel values, nurturing<br />

gifts and talents, and pursuing<br />

academic excellence.<br />

Fueled by nearly 40% growth in enrollment over<br />

the last ten years, JFK is one of the largest PS-8th<br />

grade Catholic schools in the Diocese of Davenport.<br />

With enrollment records in daycare as well, the $4.4<br />

million investment in school and parish additions and<br />

improvements since 2011 are being well utilized.<br />

Acting as an extension of the family, staff members<br />

challenge students to realize and reach their true<br />

potential both academically and spiritually. Religion is<br />

not reserved for special occasions; faith is thoroughly<br />

integrated into daily routines as a part of our school’s<br />

identity. Students participate in multiple daily prayers,<br />

weekly all school Masses, Adoration and Reconciliation,<br />

religion classes, and monthly service activities.<br />

Through a partnership with the Department of<br />

Education and Mississippi Bend AEA, JFK is a leader in<br />

differentiated instruction.<br />

Multi-tiered systems of<br />

support allow students<br />

of all levels to<br />

receive the<br />

help and<br />

enrichment<br />

they need.<br />

As all JFK students are talented and gifted in their<br />

own way, each student is required to complete TAG<br />

activities including research paper writing, public<br />

speaking, and STEM related endeavors.<br />

With a 1:1 student to computer ratio in grades 5-8 and<br />

computers and tablets in each classroom at<br />

other grade levels, JFK students make<br />

regular use of technology for research,<br />

composition, practice, and presentation.<br />

A whole new wireless network was<br />

installed in the summer of 2016 to meet<br />

the technology demands of the future.<br />

JFK offers a wide variety of student<br />

activities including band, newspaper,<br />

mock trial, scouts, First Lego League,<br />

student council, Creative Crusaders for<br />

arts and crafts, and athletics. A<br />

variety of age specific musical,<br />

theatrical and talent performances are<br />

also developed throughout the school<br />

year, allowing each student the<br />

opportunity to shine.

Lourdes Catholic School<br />

“Fruit of the Spirit” awards are given to 20+ students<br />

and staff monthly based on the demonstration of<br />

different “fruits” such as Love, Joy, Peace, Patience,<br />

Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and<br />

Self-Control.<br />

Every grade level participates in at least one service<br />

project such as Coats for Kids, Shoes for the Shoeless,<br />

donations for Ronald McDonald House, and many more.<br />

Parent volunteers are a special strength of the Lourdes<br />

community, and there are several opportunities for<br />

parents to volunteer throughout the year.<br />

State accredited and established in 1919, Lourdes<br />

has a long commitment to excellence in faith-based<br />

education. Enjoying an average class size of 18, all<br />

Lourdes teachers are fully credentialed by the State of<br />

Iowa, and most hold multiple subject endorsements.<br />

Lourdes also employs a special education teacher to<br />

serve students with Level 1 individualized educational<br />

plans. As one parent said, “At Lourdes, we’ve found<br />

teachers who create individualized learning experience<br />

plans for every child, no matter their learning style. The<br />

teachers truly care about the kids.”<br />

Students consistently score above local, state, and<br />

national averages on the Iowa Assessment Tests.<br />

Spanish instruction starts in kindergarten, and Lourdes<br />

grads are typically placed in Spanish II in high school.<br />

Classrooms are equipped with<br />

Smartboards, iPads, document<br />

cameras, and student laptops,<br />

and the recently updated<br />

technology lab provides a<br />

classroom setting for lessons<br />

in coding, keyboarding, digital<br />

movie making, and more.<br />

In an effort to provide a well-rounded education, a<br />

wide variety of extracurricular activities are offered<br />

including intramural sports for K-8 students, Scouts,<br />

Robotics, Mock Trial, Chess Club, Choir, Band, and<br />

Academic Club.<br />

Mission<br />

Lourdes Catholic School is dedicated<br />

to providing an outstanding foundation<br />

for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional,<br />

technological, and physical needs of<br />

all individuals, preparing students for<br />

the future, while fostering a challenging<br />

environment of educational excellence.<br />

The Middle School science<br />

lab was newly remodeled in<br />

2017. Lourdes students live<br />

their faith every day in a<br />

variety of ways including daily<br />

religion classes, Prayer<br />

Buddies, and helping plan and<br />

participate in weekly liturgies.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School<br />

Mission<br />

St. Paul the Apostle Parish<br />

builds a community of disciples,<br />

strengthened by word and<br />

Sacrament, to celebrate, live<br />

and share the Good News<br />

of Jesus Christ. In furthering<br />

the Parish mission, St. Paul<br />

the Apostle School provides<br />

a Christ-centered academic<br />

environment designed to<br />

promote the total development<br />

of the child by instilling the<br />

values of our Catholic faith,<br />

family, and life-long learning.<br />

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church<br />

has a history of offering a high<br />

quality, Christ-centered elementary<br />

school on its campus since 1926!<br />

St. Paul the Apostle School strives to<br />

develop the whole child by instilling the<br />

values of faith, community, and life-long<br />

learning. Students are called to give<br />

back to God and His people by using<br />

the talents and gifts which God has<br />

bestowed. Our goal is for students to<br />

possess knowledge and understanding<br />

of Catholic teachings and gospel values<br />

– informing action through service to<br />

others.<br />

Discipleship, stewardship, and family are<br />

hallmarks of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic<br />

School. Our dedicated faculty and staff<br />

seek to help students by providing quality<br />

learning environment and supporting high<br />

student expectations. Frequent opportunities<br />

for family involvement contribute to the<br />

ongoing success of each student, and serve to<br />

emulate relationships that honor Jesus, Mary<br />

and Joseph, the original Holy Family.<br />

At St. Paul the Apostle School, students<br />

develop critical thinking and problem-solving<br />

skills as well as effective listening and speaking<br />

styles. Students have regular access to the<br />

types of technology that bring value to the<br />

learning process.<br />

In September 2011, St. Paul the Apostle<br />

Catholic School was designated as a National<br />

Blue Ribbon School based on academic<br />

achievement. This level of academic excellence<br />

is the result of a partnership between parents,<br />

students, teachers and the larger parish<br />


Assumption High School<br />

Mission<br />

Our mission, as a Catholic educational community, is to<br />

prepare students academically, spiritually, and morally, for the<br />

opportunities and responsibilities of the future.<br />

Assumption challenges each student to reach<br />

their academic potential in preparation for life<br />

beyond high school. Students develop critical<br />

thinking skills and learn to reason scientifically,<br />

mathematically, and historically. Above all,<br />

students are encouraged to become faithbased,<br />

self-directed, life-long learners.<br />

The majoirty of AHS teachers have advanced<br />

degrees in education or their instructional<br />

content area. This allows our course<br />

offerings include ten AP courses and<br />

64 college credits – all offered on the<br />

Assumption campus at no additional<br />

cost! A learning resource center<br />

is also available for students in<br />

need of additional academic<br />

support.<br />

Faith development, as well<br />

as civic and personal<br />

responsibility, are fostered<br />

both in and out of the<br />

classroom. All AHS students<br />

document a minimum of 80<br />

community service hours<br />

prior to graduation.<br />

Assumption is an optimum<br />

size to encourage student<br />

engagement and a sense<br />

of community. A wide<br />

range of athletic programs<br />

and extracurricular activities,<br />

as well as 24 student clubs,<br />

provide diverse opportunities<br />

for student involvement.<br />

Each Assumption student is provided a laptop,<br />

allowing students to obtain instant access to<br />

real-time information and real-world skills.<br />

Teachers regularly incorporate technology<br />

into their lessons and classroom activities, and<br />

students have access to their laptops both in<br />

the classroom and at home.<br />

In addition, every Assumption student<br />

participates in a seminar course each semester.<br />

This technology-based experience is a powerful<br />

tool that prepares students for<br />

the variety of learning and<br />

communication experiences of<br />

college and career. Assumption<br />

is proud to be the first<br />

high school in the area<br />

to offer a computer<br />

programming and<br />

game design course.<br />

With rare exception,<br />

the ACT test is taken<br />

by all upperclass<br />

students. The results<br />

demonstrate AHS<br />

student scores that<br />

consistently rank<br />

above Iowa and<br />

national averages.

Getting In Touch<br />

Scott County Catholic operates five interdependent Catholic schools:<br />

four elementary schools (PS-8) and one secondary school (9-12).<br />

1<br />

Assumption High School<br />

1020 W. Central Park Avenue • Davenport<br />

(563) 326-5313 • www.assumptionhigh.org<br />

A co-educational, interparish high school<br />

serving students in grades 9-12.<br />

2<br />

Teddy Bear Club<br />

(located on the Holy Family Campus)<br />

1341 W. Pleasant Street • Davenport<br />

(563) 322-6648 • hfteddybearclub@gmail.com<br />

A licensed child care center with 2, 3, and 5 day options<br />

for 3 year old Preschool, and Day Care for 3-5 year olds.<br />

2<br />

3<br />

All Saints Catholic School<br />

1926 Marquette Street • Davenport<br />

(563) 324-3205 • www.ascsdav.org<br />

A comprehensive K-8 with morning and<br />

afternoon 4 year-old Preschool options.<br />

Extended Day and Before and After Care<br />

programs also available.<br />

John F. Kennedy Catholic School<br />

1627 W. 42nd Street • Davenport<br />

(563) 391-3030 • www.olvjfk.com<br />

A comprehensive K-8 with morning and<br />

afternoon 4 & 5 year old Preschool, and<br />

two, three, and five day options for 3 year<br />

old Preschool. Extended Day and Before<br />

and After Care programs also available.<br />

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St. Alphonsus Early Childhood Education Center<br />

2626 Boies Avenue • Davenport<br />

(563) 323-3204 • st.alphonsuscenter@mchsi.com<br />

A comprehensive early childhood center offering a<br />

certified morning 4 year old Preschool with wrap around<br />

care and licensed daycare for infants and children aged<br />

6 weeks through 12 years. Transportation to and from<br />

school available.<br />

St. John Vianney Preschool<br />

4097 18th Street • Bettendorf<br />

(563) 332-5308 • preschool@sjvbett.org<br />

A certified Preschool offering a 5 morning program for<br />

4 year olds and 2 and 3 morning program options for 3<br />

(and young 4) year olds.<br />

4<br />

Lourdes Catholic School<br />

1453 Mississippi Boulevard • Bettendorf<br />

(563) 359-3466 • www.lourdescatholic.org<br />

A comprehensive K-8 with five Preschool<br />

enrollment options. Extended Day and<br />

Before and After Care programs available<br />

to all PS-8th grade students.<br />

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Villa Maria Childcare Center<br />

(located on the Assumption High School Campus)<br />

1020 W Central Park Avenue • Davenport<br />

(563) 449-5543 • villamaria@assumptionhigh.org<br />

A year round licensed Day Care center for infants and<br />

children aged 6 weeks through 5 years.<br />

5 St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School<br />

1007 E. Rusholme Street • Davenport<br />

(563) 322-2923 • www.saintpaulcatholic.org<br />

A comprehensive K-8 with 3 & 4 year<br />

old Preschool and half day Transitional<br />

Kindergarten. Extended Day and Before<br />

and After Care programs also available.<br />

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