St. Anthony Catholic School


Read Catholic Schools Annual Report 

Read SAS Annual Report

CLICK HERE to see the attached letter on Covid Protocols and Health from the Superintendent’s office.
Por favor, vea la carta adjunta de parte de la oficina de la Superintendente. Haga cliq aqui

Hello St. Anthony families!!  The staff and I are excited and incredibly blessed to get to work at St. Anthony, and to have the opportunity to share and teach about our faith within all of the curricular areas. We greatly appreciate the support from our SAS families to our school programs and teachers. We also value the partnership in the education of your children. Parents are the primary educators who provide guidance and examples of being faithful Christians. At SAS we want to know and build on the individuality of each child and help them to grow in their knowledge and in their faith so they can become responsible, respectful and independent members of the community and Church. Thank you for choosing St. Anthony School! 

Many blessings, Ms. Jennifer Raes


We are very excited for the $25 million endowment included in the Diocese of Des Moines IGNITE! Capital Campaign. In an effort to determine distribution of these funds for tuition assistance, all Catholic school parents are asked to complete a brief survey to help ensure we equitably increase tuition assistance across the Diocese.

Click Here to Regional Communication #1
Click Here to see Regional Communication #2

¡Estamos muy emocionados por la donación de $25 millones incluida en IGNITE de la Diócesis de Des Moines! Campaña capitalina. En un esfuerzo por determinar la distribución de estos fondos para la asistencia para la matrícula, se les pide a todos los padres de las escuelas católicas que completen una breve encuesta para ayudar a garantizar que aumentemos equitativamente la asistencia para la matrícula en toda la Diócesis.

Ver los siguientes documentos añadidos:  
Comunicación Regional (Numero uno)

Comunicación Regional (número dos)


If you can host a student from Guatemala for 7 weeks, please let me know. It’s an awesome experience for you and them, and really helps immerse them in the English language. They would live with your family and  go to school with us each day. Please check out the links below and the quick video from a student that is coming to Iowa. These are very well behaved and well mannered students.

Si usted puede ‚Äčpatrocinar a un alumno de Guatemala por 7 semanas, por favor, hágamelo saber. Es una experiencia maravillosa para ustedes y ellos y realmente le ayuda a estar inmersos en el idioma inglés. Los alumnos vivirían con su familia y vendrían a la escuela todos los días. Por favor, mire los documentos añadidos y el video de un estudiante que viene a Iowa. Estos son alumnos educados y bien portados. 

St. Anthony offers so much more than a common core aligned curriculum. Check out these five reasons to explore
St. Anthony for your child:

FAITH: Christ is the "principal" of St. Anthony. Learning the Catholic faith and respecting one other is reinforced every day.
COMMUNITY: Our dedicated teachers give each child individualized attention and welcome each family into a warm,
supportive community. This sense of belonging helps students feel more secure when circumstances are beyond their control, allowing them to focus on their education.
PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION: Whether it’s in person or from a distance, our schools provide a caring, creative and quality learning environment personalized for each student. We challenge students to aim higher academically, spiritually and personally.
VALUES: We teach love, care and concern for others as a part of our curriculum. Students in all grades have the opportunity to participate in community service and mission projects. Values of respect, discipline, diligence and compassion are instilled
in all students.
ACCESSIBLE: We offer tuition assistance to help families afford tuition, including a Welcome Tuition Grant for public-school transfer students.

To Request a Tour of the School and/or Meet with the Principal, please call or email:
Jennifer Raes - Principal 

Darcy Swesey - School Secretary


School Supply shopping lists for 2022-2023

Click HERE for Detailed Lists

Note: Preschool and PreKindergarten do not have school supply lists. The teachers will be in touch if there are things parents/guardians needs to purchase.


St. Anthony School 2022-2023 Family Calendar 

Congratulations Ms. Raes!!

The Diocese of Des Moines is excited to announce this year's honorees for teacher, administrator and volunteer of the year! These individuals will be honored for their exceptional service to Catholic education during the inaugural Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools on August 27, 2022 in Indianola, Iowa. 

Three honorees from the Des Moines metro and three honorees from the rural and Council Bluffs community were selected for this award out of nearly 70 nominations. Honorees were selected based on their demonstrated impact on the Diocese of Des Moines Catholic Schools and their commitment to faith, academic excellence, and fostering a vibrant school community. This year's honorees include:

Administrator of the Year - Des Moines Metro

Jennifer Raes, St. Anthony Catholic School

Administrator of the Year - Rural

Jennifer Simmons, St. Malachy Catholic School, Creston

Teacher of the Year - Des Moines Metro

Cyndi Hofmeister, Christ the King Catholic School

Teacher of the Year - Rural

Amy Smith, St. Patrick Catholic School, Perry 

Volunteer of the Year - Des Moines Metro

Janet Peters, St. Theresa Catholic School

Volunteer of the Year - Rural

The Narmi family - Charlie, Melissa, Jon, Candy, Joe, Sally, Ann Narmi, and Justin Nelson, Saint Albert Catholic, Council Bluffs

Congratulations to all of this year's honorees! To learn more about the Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools or purchase tickets for the event, visit or call 515-237-5079.

General Announcements/anuncios generales

Dowling Summer Programs:
Please click the link below if you’d like information on any Dowling Catholic summer camps:
Haga clic en el siguiente enlace si desea información sobre cualquier Dowling Catholic summer camps:

Free Summer Reading Program: Please consider passing this along to your parents
Enjoy summer reading at home or in school with myON by Renaissance. June 1st-August 1st you can have FREE access to the product! Check out the quick video below to learn more about the contest! This flyer will also provide you with the details you need! Keep Iowa Reading Contest Video
Programa gratuito de lectura de verano: Por favor, considera pasar esto a tus padres

Disfruta de la lectura de verano en casa o en la escuela con myON de Renaissance. ¡Del 1 de junio al 1 de agosto puedes tener acceso GRATIS al producto! Vea el breve vídeo que aparece a continuación para saber más sobre el concurso.  Esta hoja volante también le proporcionará los detalles que necesita! Keep Iowa Reading Contest Video
Bishop's Celebration of Catholic Schools!
In honor of Bishop Joensen’s passion for education, we invite you to join us for the inaugural Bishop’s Celebration of Catholic Schools on August 27, 2022, in Indianola, Iowa. This event unites the entire Diocese of Des Moines community in celebration of the life-changing impact our faith-centered education has provided for more than 120 years.
During the event, the diocese will recognize special honorees, educators, administrators, and volunteers for their impact on our Catholic schools. Please, click here to nominate a Catholic school educator, administrator, or volunteer.
Celebración del Obispo de las Escuelas Católicas!
En honor a la pasión del Obispo Joensen por la educación, le invitamos a unirse a nosotros para la celebración inaugural  de las Escuelas Católicas por el Obispo,  el 27 de agosto de 2022, en Indianola, Iowa. Este evento une a toda la comunidad de la Diócesis de Des Moines para celebrar el impacto que ha tenido nuestra educación centrada en la fe durante más de 120 años.
Durante el evento, la diócesis reconocerá a los homenajeados especiales, educadores, administradores y voluntarios por su impacto en nuestras escuelas católicas. Por favor, pinche aquí (here )  para nominar a un educador, administrador o voluntario de la escuelas católicas.
Below is the link for our online school supply lists. The store will be open through June 12. 
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST -  and enter your school code STA157.
Aquí esta el enlace de nuestra lista de materiales en linea. La tienda estara abierta hasta el 12 de junio.
Ingrese su código de la escuela STA157 aquí: Lista de útiles escolares
We would like to get some cabinets built into some classrooms and hallways. Do any of our parents have these skills? Would you have time this summer to make that happen? We will use the matching donations funds to pay for the labor and supplies.
No gustaría poder tener algunos gabinetes en algunas de nuestras aula y el pasillo. ¿Alguno de ustedes, padres de familia, cuenta con estas habilidades?  ¿ Tendrán tiempo este verano para hacerlos? Usaremos el dinero de nuestros fondos de nuestras actividades para pagar los materiales y la mano de obra.
INFORMATION FLYER - Learn to Live Well Free Program -
Aprende A Vivir Bien 

INFORMATION FLYER - Salir Adalante! Pathways for our Future - Iowa State University
Have a safe and happy summer vacation!
¡Que tengan felices y seguras vacaciones!
Jennifer Raes, Directora de St. Anthony School
Jennifer Raes, Principal St. Anthony School

Have you downloaded the Box Tops App on your phones? When you scan your grocery receipt with your phone’s camera you can earn cash for our school! It’s convenient and super easy to use. Here is how to set it up:
Download the App
Login with email and create an account
Find St. Anthony’s School using zip code 50315
Scan your receipt. That’s it!


New Catholic Tuition Organization Guidelines!!

CTO, the Catholic Tuition Organization, has new income guidelines this year. It’s wonderful because even more families will be able to get financial assistance with tuition! Stop in the school office for the forms to apply. See additional information below:
 Dowling Tuition Assistance Information

Families, if you have a student that will be at student at Dowling Catholic next school year,
Please Click Here to learn about the tuition assistance application. 

Familias, si tiene un estudiante que asistirá a Dowling Catholic el próximo año escolar,

haga clic en este enlace sobre la solicitud de asistencia de matrícula. 

Familias, si ustedes tienen un estudiante que será un estudiante en Dowling el otro año escolar, por favor, pinche el enlace sobre la aplicación para ayuda financiera.

haga clic aqui 

Saint Anthony’s School provides a quality education for children in grades from Pre-K through eighth. The school meets or exceeds all state standards and employs only fully accredited teachers. The academic curriculum is infused with religion daily. Students plan and attend Mass on a weekly basis with many other opportunities for spiritual growth and family values. Students have the opportunity to participate in sports programs, local and city academic contests, and service projects. 

Alumni Campaign
SAS Tuition Assistance

Click Above to Donate, then
Click "SAS Tuition Assistance" Under "Gift Information" options on the right hand side of the giving page

Spanish Immersion

St. Anthony's is one of only 3 Spanish Immersion programs in the state of Iowa.