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Founded in 2013 when two catholic high schools merged, Gehlen Catholic Schools is a private co-educational high school. The school offers many programs in STEM and Advanced Placement courses for international students.

Gehlen Catholic School is a “Google School” that has four computer labs, iPad charging station, chromebooks, and maintains a 1-1 student to technology ratio. SMART Boards and projectors are also available in almost every class too.

Gehlen offers a wide variety of athletic teams international students can join. The girl’s volleyball team has been great, qualifying for the State tournament for the past nine years. The dance team is also one of the best in the state. The Fine Arts program has also been equally impressive. Led by a band teacher who has won “Teacher of the Year” several times, the program has preformed at national collegiate events and won the Class 1A State Championship in 2018.

Located east of Sioux City and north of Des Moines, Le Mars has shopping and fine art opportunities for international students to explore. Nicknamed “Yummsville,” Le Mars is the home to Blue Bunny Ice Cream and is the self proclaimed “Ice Cream Capital of the World.”

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School Information

14 - 18

Literature, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition


Quiz Bowl, Student Council, National Honor Society, Christian Leadership, Speech Club, Math Club, Art Club, Future Farmers of America (FFA)

American Football, Cross Country Running, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Golf, Volleyball, Swimming, Diving, Cross Country Running, Dance, Cheerleading, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Cheerleading, Soccer, Golf, Track and Field, Tennis, Softball, Dance, Cheerleading

Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year