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Dowling Catholic Day of Giving - March 5, 2024
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The impact of the We Are Maroons Annual Appeal. Dowling Catholic’s Commitment to Excellence. 

Tuition: Dowling Catholic is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines community and making a Catholic education accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstances. Your gift to the We Are Maroons Annual Appeal ensures that EACH & EVERY student at DCHS receives a tuition reduction or financial assistance. 

Student Life: Dowling Catholic continues to prepare students to become Leaders for Life, Centered on Christ. Through faith and academics, student activities, athletics and the arts, the We Are Maroons Annual Appeal serves the interests of our students. With your help DCHS continues to grow existing opportunities and launch new initiatives to help students in their faith and academic pursuits. 

School Services: The We Are Maroons Annual Appeal supports every aspect of the school’s daily operations. Dowling Catholic continues our commitment of excellence with building and grounds, technology, and competitive teacher compensation.

Every gift matters! Participation is the key!


Did you know that tuition covers only 80% of the cost to educate each student? The remainder is funded by parishes and the We Are Maroons Annual Appeal which covers the per student "gap." As part of the school's mission, Dowling Catholic is committed to making a Catholic education accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstances.

The "gap" amount for the 2023-2024 school year is $3,088.
The Des Moines Region Catholic School Corporation’s (the “Region”), Catholic schools, under the aegis of the Bishop, state that all of the Region’s Catholic schools admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. These schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, disability, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of their educational policies, employment practices, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs. The employment relationship between the Region and its employees is governed by canon law as well as civil law. As religious institutions, nothing in the Iowa Code and this policy shall be construed as prohibiting the Region’s Catholic schools from imposing qualifications based on religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity when such qualifications are related to a bona fide religious purpose. In addition, schools shall comply with the anti-bullying/anti-harassment laws of the state of Iowa, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act as such may apply to the Region’s Catholic schools.

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.