Schools and Colleges

Briar Cliff University    

Contact:
Bernice Metz
3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, IA 51104   
Phone: (712)-279-5400
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Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emphasizes quality education for its students, combining a broad intellectual background with career development. The University challenges its members to grow in self-awareness and in their relationships to others and to God.

Values

  • Catholic Franciscan Identity
  • Challenging Academic Environment
  • Focus On he Student
  • Culture of Service
  • Appreciation of Diversity and Respect for Each Person
  • Commitment to Shared Governance and Collaborative Decision-Making
  • Innovative Response to Change

Buena Vista    

Contact:
Donna Schoneboom
610 W. Fourth St.
Storm Lake, IA 50588   
Phone: (800)-383-9600
Fax: (712)-749-2037
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Welcome to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Our picturesque campus covers 60 acres and is located on the shores of a 3,200-acre natural lake. Storm Lake has a population of just over 10,000 with an assortment of retail, entertainment and dining offerings for when you feel like escaping campus for a little while.

BVU offers an engaging and collaborative educational experience. Enjoy a small classroom setting where you will learn about the world, life and yourself from professors who care about you and are invested in your growth. BVU’s top-notch faculty will use real world examples alongside proven lessons to prepare you for success after you walk through the Victory Arch on graduation day.

Dordt College

Contact:
Dr. Carl E. Zylstra
498 4th Avenue NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250   
Phone: (712)-722-6002
Fax: (712)-722-6101
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Associated with the Christian Reformed Church, Dordt College was founded in 1955 and welcomes all students who are interested in a biblical, Christ-centered education.

Dordt College takes its name from the historic Synod of Dordrecht, held in the Netherlands in 1618-1619. The Canons of Dort, one of the three major confessional statements of Reformed churches, came from that synod. The Canons of Dort were a response to statements made by the followers of Jacob Arminius, and emphasized the sovereignty of God through his electing grace.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary School    

Contact: 
Bill Thompson
240 1st Street SE
Hartley, IA 51346   
Phone: (712)-928-2020
Fax: (712)-928-3536
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The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District is located in beautiful northwest Iowa. Surrounded by some of the richest farm land in the world, H-M-S has nurtured one of the richest educational experiences found in Iowa.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School    

Contact: 
Rusty Shockley
300 N. 8th Ave W.
Hartley, IA 51346   
Phone: (712)-928-3406
Fax: (712)-928-2152
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The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District is located in beautiful northwest Iowa. Surrounded by some of the richest farm land in the world, H-M-S has nurtured one of the richest educational experiences found in Iowa.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School    

Contact:
Mark Dorhout
509 Main Street PO Box 557
Sanborn, IA 51248   
Phone: (712)-930-3281
Fax: (712)-930-5414
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I would like to welcome everyone to Hartley Melvin Sanborn Middle School. The Middle School includes grades 5-8 with approximately 190 students and 28 part/full time employees. Our motto this year, "Excellence in Every Endeavor," helps us all understand that we need each other to recognize our full potential. The mission of our school is to nurture and prepare students to become responsible citizens, equipped to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Iowa Lakes Community College  

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Administration
19 South 7th St.
Estherville, IA 51334   
Phone: (712)-362-2604
Fax: (712)-362-0480
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Mission
To provide opportunities for quality lifelong learning and promote economic development for our communities.

You select the career you want when you attend Iowa Lakes Community College!

Located in the picturesque Iowa Great Lakes Region, Iowa Lakes offers several locations throughout a five-county service area: Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake. You can take classes either full time or part time; days, evenings or weekends; via television, fiber optics or with a professor in the classroom; and via the Internet with online courses. You can also choose college transfer, career option, technical or vocational courses, one class at a time, or continuing education classes.

Morningside College

Contact:
John C. Reynders
1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712)-274-5100
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Founded in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Morningside College is a private, four-year, co-educational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Morningside has 21 buildings on a 68-acre campus in a scenic, secure residential area of Sioux City, Iowa (population 140,000). The college seeks students, faculty and staff representing diverse social, cultural, ethnic, racial and national backgrounds. The college enrolls more than 1,200 full-time students. Although the majority of students hail from Iowa and Nebraska, Morningside draws students from more than 20 states and several foreign countries.

The people of Morningside care about more than just a student's academic progress. Career placement is a strong measure of the college's effectiveness. With a 96-percent job placement rate over the past decade, Morningside prepares students successfully for their careers--and their lives. With a 17 to 1 student-faculty ratio, students are assured of a concentrated, high-quality education.

Northwest Iowa Community College

Contact:
Dr. Alethea Stubbe
603 West Park St.
Sheldon, IA 51201   
Phone: (712)-324-5061
Fax: (712)-324-4136
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Established in 1966, NCC was the pilot project for Iowa’s Community College System. At first the College offered three vocational programs to students representing 20 high schools in Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties. On February 10, 1971, Merged Area IV was expanded when two community districts in Cherokee County requested that they be included with the area.

The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools granted candidacy for accreditation status in 1976 and accreditation status in 1980, which was expanded in 1988 to include the Associate of Arts and Science programs implemented in the fall of 1988. The College received 10 years of accreditation in 1994 and again in 2004.

Northwestern College    

Contact:
Gregory E. Christy
101 7th Street SW
Orange City, IA 51041   
Phone: (712)-707-7130
Fax: (712)-707-7164
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Northwestern College is situated on a 100-acre campus in Orange City, Iowa, a community of about 6,000 people located in the northwest corner of the state.

History & Heritage
Northwestern is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition. That tradition goes back to the 16th-century Protestant Reformation and to the work of John Calvin. Calvinist churches spread throughout continental Europe and the rest of the English-speaking world, including North America, where their best-known representatives have been the Puritans and the Presbyterians.

Sanborn Christian School    

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405 W. 2nd Street
Sanborn, IA 51248   
Phone: 712-729-3288
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Sanborn Christian School officially began as an incorporated and approved school by the State Board of Education in 1917. However, prior to the organization of this Christian day school, summer classes were held beginning in 1914 in the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church. In 1917 an addition was buit on the south side of hte church to serve as a classroom. In 1918, it was necessary to have another classroom so a basement room was used for this purposed. This arrangement continued for three years.

Sheldon Christian School    

Contact: 
Pete Van Veizen
1425 E. Ninth Street
Sheldon, IA 51201   
Phone: 712-324-2429
Fax: 712-324-8444
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Sheldon Christian School opened in 1917 as a private Christian School with the goal of offering a high quality education with a Christian perspective on all of life. Throughout the years, it has provided a God-centered education through a solid curriculum, dedicated faculty, and strong parental involvement.

  • God-centered education means that every subject is taught from a Christian perspective
  • Sheldon Christian School seeks to open the student’s eyes, hearts, and minds to the beauty and order of God’s creation and the effects of sin on His world.
  • Teachers guide the students to an understanding of how each area of life fits into God’s plan and how important God’s will is in all of life.
  • Sheldon Christian School’s most important goal is in training students to walk as disciples of Christ for life.

Sheldon East Elementary

Contact:
Tanya Langholdt
501 Normal College Avenue
Sheldon, IA 51201   
Phone: (712)-324-4337
Fax: (712)-324-4338
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East Elementary is Sheldon Community School District's public elementary education facility located at 501 Normal College Avenue, Sheldon, Iowa. East Elementary was built in the 1950's with another addition comprised of classrooms, offices, and a library added in the early 1990's.

East Elementary provides quality education for grades Kindergarten through Fourth. The school is comprised of around 350-400 students and about 50 staff members. Students are involved in programs such as Accelerated Reader and Success Maker - a computer based educational program, as well as a wonderful volunteer program where high school students and local citizens come into the school and help with the children's education.

The hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Sheldon High School

Contact:
Matt Meendering
1700 East Fourth St.
Sheldon, IA 51201   
Phone: (712)-324-2501
Fax: (712)-324-5607
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Sheldon Community High School offers a variety of coursework through required and elective courses in order to prepare students for post-secondary options. Students choose from four-year college bound curriculum and college level courses to two-year vocational bound offerings. Opportunities exist for the talented and gifted students to enrich and excel through curriculum. Remedial courses and assistance are offered to those identified as At-Risk.

The Sheldon Community School District prides itself on a long history of academic excellence. A dedicated staff of teachers, counselors, student support personnel, administration, school board, and a supportive community all contribute to the success of Sheldon Community High School. Since 1993, Sheldon High School has had five National Merit Finalists.

Sheldon Middle School    

Contact: 
Cindy Barwick
310 23rd Avenue
Sheldon, IA 51201   
Phone: (712)-324-4346
Fax: (712)-324-4347
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Welcome to Sheldon Middle School, a 5-8th grade community with 319 middle level learners. Our mission is to prepare all of our students with the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to be successful in life. Our caring and devoted staff provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum which empowers students and puts their needs first. We believe that through these efforts we will help all Students Meet Success.

South O'Brien Community School District

Contact:
Bill Boer
307 W. Groesbeck
Paullina, IA 21046   
Phone: (712)-949-3454
Fax: (712)-949-3453
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Grades 7 - 12

South O'Brien Community School District

Contact:
Lisa Wiese
155 3rd St. NE PO Box P
Primghar, IA 51245   
Phone: (712)-957-3755
Fax: (712)-957-0205
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Grades K-6

Zion-St John Lutheran School, Paullina

Contact: 
Bruce Boehne
103 W. Bertha St
Paullina, IA 51046   
Phone: 866-201-1522
Fax: 712-48-3657
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A Lutheran School... Picture this: a place where people rejoice in life and live under the gracious goodness of our loving God. A place where children are touched in ways that last forever. Zion-St. John develops the characteristics necessary for success as a citizen and as a Christian in adult life. Children in the elementary years are helped to develop values and to learn the basics for successive years of education. At this level, we believe providing a quality education is vital, especially from a Christian value-centered point of view.

Zion-St. John's roots stem back to the 1800's. St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown founded its school in 1879. Twenty-five years later Zion Lutheran in Paullina made the same commitment for its students. In 1976 the two schools consolidated to form Zion-St John, yet the education received is anything but old fashioned. A computer lab used by every student K-8, internet access, a music program including all grade levels and athletic competition are among the opportunities Zion-St John gives its students. But most important of all, Zion-St John offers a Christian atmosphere that allows us to address all the student's needs: intellectual, emotional, & spiritual.

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