Thank you for your interest in Dowling Catholic High School. With a history dating back more than 100 years, we are committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and families of all faiths.

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to providing our students with an excellent college prep curriculum, in a safe, welcoming and faith-filled environment. Our students are surrounded by faculty and staff who are invested in their academic, social, and spiritual growth. DCHS provides students with the opportunity to become involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, ranging from the arts and athletics to leisure and service clubs. We hope you will explore all that we have to offer at Dowling Catholic.

Education Savings Accounts Program (ESA)

Did you know that new ESA legislation makes a Dowling Catholic education more affordable than ever before?

All eligible families will receive $7,598 per student for the 2023-24 school year. Who is eligible? 
  • All students in grades 9-11 transferring from a public school 
  • Current private school families who meet income qualification guidelines 
  • All families will benefit within three years. 

For more information, click here.

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  • Photo of Alicia Hilligas

    Alicia Hilligas 

    Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Kelly Lentsch

    Kelly Lentsch 

    Senior Admissions Coordinator
  • Photo of Haley Schwarz

    Haley Schwarz 


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.