Each year we welcome a talented group of incoming 9th graders to our school and community. We look forward to working with you and your student during this exciting time. The main steps are listed below. Please reach out to the Admissions Team at any time during this process. We are here to help!

Campus Tours/Visits

Please contact a member of our Admissions team for more information.

Begin the Application Process

- Parents create an account in OnCampus
- Parents complete the *DCHS Information Form* located in your 8th graders checklist in your OnCampus account (Please contact Admissions for help with these two steps)
- Attend Open House
- Detailed Registration information for 8th graders will be emailed and mailed in early December

Incoming Freshman Placement Test

All 8th graders
Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: Dowling Catholic High School


Freshman registration will take place on Saturday, February, 4, 2023. Time to be determined.

Tuition Assistance

Nearly 40% of our students receive tuition assistance. The tuition process is confidential and begins early February. For more information click here.

Do More!

You are encouraged to attend any number of activities including sporting events, theater performances, concerts and more. Come see the Maroon spirit in action! View our calendar of events here.

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.