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.

Enrollment Process

- Contact the Admissions Office to begin
- Parents create an account in OnCampus
- Parents complete the *DCHS Enrollment Form* located in your 8th graders checklist in your OnCampus account
- Detailed enrollment information for 8th graders will be emailed and mailed in early October
- Attend Open House, Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Incoming Freshman Placement Test

All 8th graders
Time: 8:30am-12:15pm
Location: Dowling Catholic High School

January 6th, 2024 January 13, 2024
Christ the King St. Francis
Holy Family St. Joseph
Holy Trinity St. Luke
Sacred Heart St. Patrick
St. Anthony St. Pius
St. Augustin St. Theresa
All other schools


Freshman registration will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024. 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.