"Where Values Matter"

Dear Parents,

Dr. Ryan




YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE...Your child’s future is your greatest concern and our most valued resource. The decisions you make on how and where your child will be educated have far-reaching effects on his or her life and the lives of others.


PROVIDING A SAFE & NURTURING PLACE…No matter your religious affiliation, choosing a Catholic education for your child could be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Within our Catholic schools exists a safe and nurturing environment, where your child will grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.


GIVING YOUR CHILD A FAITH-BASED EDUCATION...Your child will receive a well-rounded education not found in public schools. In every one of our classrooms, your child will encounter the essential components of academic excellence and faith-based practices. This is where you will find a welcoming community of parents, teachers and administrators, living our F.A.I.T.H. values [Family, Academics, Inspiration, Teaching and Honesty]. 


ACHIEVING HIGHER TEST SCORES...Statistically, our students score higher on national and state levels compared to students in public schools. This is because we have more rigorous educational standards challenging students to work harder and think critically. This is where Catholic doctrine and values and academic excellence converge to play an essential role in preparing your student to succeed.


INSTILLING CARE & COMPASSION...Unique to a Catholic education is our commitment to offering your child service opportunities, fostering genuine compassion and care so necessary to change the world for the better inside and outside of the classroom.


OFFERING A BRIGHTER FUTURE...Together with the support of our parents, teachers, administrators, clergy, parishioners and the community at large, we are committed to preparing your student for a bright future filled with promise and integrity.


RISING ABOVE THE REST...We believe offering individualized attention for every student and providing a mission-focused education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ uniquely are what make a Catholic education rise above the rest.


Please feel free to contact me at 712-233-7589 or danr@scdiocese.org. Visit Our Catholic Schools at our new website addresses of www.sccatholicschools.org and www.valuesmatteriowa.com for details about Gehlen Catholic and our Catholic Schools. 

Yours Faithfully,


Dan Ryan, Ed.D., Superintendent

Diocese of Sioux City Schools

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