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We want every family seeking a quality Catholic education for their children to be able to attend Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools. Our schools offer a lifetime advantage to every student because we focus on developing the whole child with a special focus on academic and spiritual growth. We are committed to making Catholic education affordable, and 75% of our families receive some form of assistance. To confidentially explore your options, contact Laurie Dougherty, Enrollment Director, 712-226-0416 or

Tuition Ranges 2021-2022

Grade Level

 Grade 9-12 $2,400 $8,700
 Grade 1-8 $2,100 $6,500
 Kindergarten   $2,100 $5,100
 Preschool $2,100   $4,000/$5,100*

*Tuition is $4,000 for Iowa students who are age 4 on Sept. 15, 2021 due to Iowa Preschool Initiative funding. Students who are age 3 or age 5 on Sept. 15, 2021 or live outside of Iowa do not qualify, so the rate is $5,100.

Fourth Child in BHCS is Free!
We only charge tuition for the first 3 children.

Ways to Reduce Tuition
Grants and Scholarships
We offer grants from our Bishop Edmond Heelan Fund and Sioux City Diocese Awards, which include Monsignor Lafferty Tuition grants, Bishop's Education grants and others. We also offer high school merit scholarships. To apply for financial aid, you must  complete the financial assistance assessment which is the top, purple link at

Scrip Gift Card Rewards
To learn how you can apply gift card rewards to tuition click HERE.

Win-Win Family Referral
We encourage you to use our WIN-WIN family referral incentive program.  

BHCS charges tuition based on a family-ability-to-pay model. Families that choose not to apply for financial assistance commit to the full cost of tuition.

Grades K-12 $60 Technology Fee per Student

Grades 9-12 $100 Activity Fee per Student
Non Catholic $500 for first student $250 for additional. Max $1,000
Non-supporting parish fee: $200 per family (All Catholic parishes outside of Sioux City)

Tuition Estimator FAQ 
Use the Family Tuition Estimator on the left to help calculate an estimated cost based on your family information. No personal data is collected from this process.

Contact: Laurie Dougherty, Director of Enrollment   
Ph: 712-226-0416

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