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Strategic Plan Update - June 2023

Dear Friends, I am pleased to share progress made this year in implementing the Dowling Catholic High School Strategic Plan for 2022-2027. This plan lays out an ambitious but attainable vision for the future of our school. In this report we have focused on one goal in each of the following areas: Academics, Advancement, Buildings & Grounds, Enrollment Management, Faith, Finance and Student Life.

This strategic plan positions Dowling Catholic to effectively carry out our mission of preparing Leaders for Life, Centered on Christ. Ultimately, our goal in implementing this plan is that every student discovers and cultivates their God-given talents and graduates with the confidence to lead positive change in the world.

I am honored and humbled to lead this important initiative which builds upon our past success and helps shape the future of Dowling Catholic High School. I look forward to continuing to share updates as progress is made. Thank you for your support.


Dr. Dan Ryan
President, Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School

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.