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St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School provides a challenging, comprehensive, and relevant curriculum for each student.  Teachers plan instruction using a research-based knowledge about teaching and learning and implement a variety of learning and formational experiences for students.  St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School’s standards-based curriculum helps develop the critical thinking and communication skills of the students.

Professor & Students
Teenagers in Library


  • Alignment to Iowa Core Curriculum

  • Daily religious instruction

  • Gospel values are modeled and taught throughout the day

  • Experienced faculty

  • New reading curriculum 

  • Algebra instruction

  • Extended learning programs

  • Makerspace

  • Engaging field trips




  • Lead their peers in weekly Mass

  • Participate in Student Government

  • Engage in cooperative learning

  • Represent the student body on the School Improvement Advisory Committee

  • Older students model PBIS expectations for younger students as they work together in several contexts

In the Classroom


Students have access to:

  • School social worker

  • Enrichment programming

  • Special education services

  • Title 1 reading services

  • Subject-level acceleration

  • Fine arts and physical education

  • Lego League

  • 3 and 4-year-old preschool

  • Before and after school care

  • Class and school-wide behavior incentives

Teen Volunteers


  • Students:

  • Compile service hours and have opportunities for community engagement

  • Act as prayer partners

  • Compose spiritual bouquets for those in need

  • (8th-graders) attend the Urban Immersion experience

  • Sponsor a child through Unbound

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