Holistic Education

Experience a faith-centered environment focused on developing the whole child from early childhood through 12th grade.

A Personal Experience

Teachers and school leaders take a personal interest in knowing every student.

Spiritually Fulfilled

Discipleship is fostered through faith-building experiences in every aspect of education.

Academic Excellence

Personalized learning and academic innovation prepare our students for tomorrow’s world.

Service Minded

Holy Family students listen for the call to share their gifts.

Fostering Leadership

As a Leader in Me school system, Holy Family empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need for college, career and life.

Passionate and Engaged

Our tradition of excellence in the arts and athletics runs deep.

Community Culture

From Early Childhood education through elementary, middle and high school – find your home at Holy Family.

Achieve, Lead and Soar with
Holy Family Catholic Schools

Invest in your child's future in an environment grounded in Catholic values, robust in academic preparation and personalized for every child.

Changes within our society are happening faster than ever and it is impossible to imagine the future in which our children will live and work. At Holy Family, we tirelessly investigate new, innovative ways to deliver the best education possible to your child from pre-K through 12th grade.

As a Catholic school community, we work closely with our parents to develop the best academic plan for your child’s development into a well-educated, well-rounded and productive young adult. Holy Family Catholic Schools invites you to join our community and realize the benefits of personalized learning, a progressive curriculum and our commitment to developing your child’s mind, body and spirit.

"Future Proof" Your Child with Holy Family

Only schools in Dubuque area to provide STEM-based Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum from elementary through high school.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the #2-ranked Spanish immersion program in the U.S. and Canada.

Source: Spanish Embassy

Wahlert Catholic High School has a 100 percent graduation rate.

Wahlert Catholic ranked #8 on the Iowa AP Index, which identifies the top AP high schools in the state.

Ninety-three percent of Wahlert Catholic High School graduates go on to post-secondary education.

What makes Holy Family special?

"Wahlert has greatly impacted my faith."

"Wahlert has greatly impacted my faith. There are so many opportunities to become involved. "Coming back from Kairos my junior year, I learned a lot about my faith, and I grew as a person. Kairos is a great way to get to know yourself and deepen your connection with God. It’s the favorite thing I’ve ever done in high school by far. I felt this inkling and longing to become more involved in my faith since then because it fulfilled such a big part of me. "Now, I go to Bible Study every Thursday. It’s a really great community of people. You learn about your classmates in a more vulnerable setting. My internship with Mrs. Carlson in campus ministry has also allowed me to become more involved in my faith with what campus ministry does. I help with Mass each week, and I’m a Kairos senior leader this year."

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Class of 2024

"Watching children grow and learn new things is so rewarding."

“Watching children grow and learn new things is so rewarding. I love seeing the joy on a child's face when they accomplish something they have worked hard on. I have always known I wanted to be a teacher and I am so glad that God gave me the opportunity to do what I love. “Holy Family provides endless opportunities for staff and students to openly talk about their faith. This is one of the main reasons I love teaching in a Catholic school. I can teach students to act as Disciples of Jesus. The Holy Family community is filled with incredible people. Everyone is always there for one another and is willing to lend a helping hand. The staff at St. Columbkille has continued to make a positive impact on my teaching and personal life. “I enjoy watching students grow in their education and as human beings. The advice I give my students is that everything takes time. Mistakes are opportunities from which to learn and grow. They are only at the beginning of their journey and they have so many opportunities to succeed.”

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Meghan Behnke '16

St. Columbkille Elementary Teacher

Mentoring is the most important part of each day."

"The mentoring program serves as an opportunity for a teacher and their mentees to share in the constant social, emotional, academic, and spiritual growth that occurs during the school year. "Mentoring is, in my opinion, the most important part of each day because it allows for the mentor and their mentees to share in the successes and opportunities for growth each and every day. "Since mentoring has been instituted at Wahlert, I have seen students become more confident, accountable, driven and resilient as they navigate each day with the support of their fellow mentees and mentor."

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Cole Smith

Wahlert Catholic High School Teacher

“I am so thankful for the solid AP and dual enrollment options at Wahlert Catholic High School."

“I am so thankful for the solid AP and dual enrollment options at Wahlert Catholic High School. If one assumes the average cost of tuition/room/board/fees/books at college is $30,000 per year, we have more than broken even when looking at Wahlert tuition paid over four years versus the amount of college credit our son is graduating from Wahlert with. He came into college with 41 credits from AP and college classes. 10 of them are from AP Spanish alone. All of freshman year and half of sophomore year are complete before setting foot on campus thanks to these offerings. And this doesn’t even take into consideration the scholarships earned from being academically well prepared at Wahlert. We are thankful!”

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