Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.

Core Values

Faithful: Open to growth as a believer on a faith journey living out Catholic Christian values.

Caring: Genuine interest and concern for the well-being of others.

Dedicated: Committed to high expectations to become the best version of self.


A Christ-centered leader is someone who embodies the charisms of Faith, Truth and Wisdom.

Fides - Faith

A believer on a faith journey

Veritas - Truth

A seeker of truth and best version of self

Sapientia - Wisdom

A servant leader walking in the footsteps of Christ

Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000