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6401 College Ave
Des Moines, IA 50324

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(515) 242-7818
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Submitted by a parent · February 17, 2014
We are truly blessed to have access to a school like this. I love the individualized hands on style of learning. The teachers are highly educated not only in the area of academics, but also in the way they nurture each child's development. Since... more

Submitted by a parent · November 07, 2012
One of the best Schools in Des Moines. We are extremely lucky to have both of our children in this school. The fact that there are 700 kids on the waiting list is testimony to the education that is provided. Des Moines Scoll Board should take... more

Submitted by a parent · October 19, 2012
Cowles has been a wonderful environment for our two children. Many of the teachers are over-the-top committed and involved not just to their own classrooms, but also to building a strong community. Children are engaged in the learning process. ... more

Submitted by a parent · December 12, 2011
I am lucky to have my child in this school! The curiosity of my child is nurtured and supported with the teachers and staff! I only hope, someday, Des Moines will have it's own public Montessori high school available to us!

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Cowles Elementary School
6401 College Ave, Des Moines, IA  50324
(515) 242-7818
Last modified Cowles Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cowles Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top