St Paul Lutheran School

1217 4th Ave South - Fort Dodge, IA (515) 955-7208

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We encourage parents and community members to volunteer at St Paul. You may want to help with a special activity, to direct a small group project, or to assist the teacher with various classroom responsibilities. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer time, please call our office at 955-7208 or email us. There is also volunteer sign-up at the summer registration.


  • Basketball Tournament (concessions, clock/book)
  • School Auction
  • Playground Supervision
  • Playground Maintenance
  • Library Room Parents


Parent Teacher Boosters (PTB) is a support organization of the school. Its main purpose is to provide opportunity for closer cooperation between the home and school. All parents are encouraged to become active members of the organization. All teachers are participating members.

At the beginning of each school year all families will receive a copy of the PTB program book. It will include the year's planned activities with a list of the committees, room parents, school staff and all students by grades. Meetings and events will be announced in the PTB book or in the school newsletter.

For the PTB to function efficiently, it is necessary for its members to be involved in serving. When asked to serve, please give the school your cooperation and willing help.


The families of St Paul would love to include you in our email prayer chain!  If you have a prayer request, or would like to be added to our email list to receive information about prayer requests, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Financial Assistance Programs

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

St. Paul offers need-based financial assistance to families who qualify. All families who desire assistance must apply to Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization (ILSTO). If there is a need beyond the ILSTO award, the family must meet with the principal to discuss additional funding.

For more detailed information including eligibility and forms for the Iowa Lutheran STO assistance program click here.

Visit the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition (ILSTO) Website 

Preschool Financial Assistance

LINKING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES is able to offer preschool scholarships for children, ages 3, 4, & 5 years old. To qualify for a scholarship, the child must be 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 15, of the current year with a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and complete an application. Scholarships are given on a first come/first served basis. Click here to go to their website.


St. Paul offers supervised care beginning at 7:40 until the start of the school day. Children arriving at school before 8:05 need to enroll in the Before School Care Program. The charge is $.50/day for each day the service is used. Enrollment forms and $20 punch tickets are available in the school office.

 The After School Care Program is available for those St. Paul students who need supervised care after school from 3:15 until 5:30 before their parents can pick them up. A safe and nurturing environment is provided with many opportunities for children to join in activities, crafts, and games. Snacks are also served to the children with the cost included in the program. Fee information, daily schedule, and enrollment forms are available in the school office.



"We are very pleased with the quality of their education (and are able to compare it to other quality schools in the Midwest)."

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