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.

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  • Academics

    Dowling Catholic High School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. With a curriculum designed to engage and challenge students to reach their fullest potential, our goal is to personalize the educational experience of every student.
  • Faith

    Dowling Catholic High School is a community of faith where learning, leadership, and sportsmanship are Christ-centered. The mission at Dowling Catholic is to inspire a love of learning and a respect for fellow human beings in an environment that fosters excellence in academics and spiritual development.
  • Student Life

    Dowling Catholic High School students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities to enrich their high school experience and to positively contribute to the school culture. Extracurricular activities promote learning, development and student engagement.

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  • 60+

    Clubs & extra-curricular activities
  • 52,658

    hours of service donated by students
  • 24%

    Ethnic Diversity
  • 40%

    receive tuition assistance
  • 14-1

    student to professional staff ratio
  • 695

    students attended a retreat
  • $1M

    raised for the Annual Appeal
  • 100%

    graduation rate

List of 2 events.

  • Dec
    17

    Young Alumni - Professional Networking Luncheon

    Area leaders, human resource managers and Alumni from a variety of fields will provide valuable insight into specific industries, the local job market, and finding that first employment opportunity. The event will include individual introductions, round table discussions and a featured speaker.

    Questions, please contact Kimberly Bowman at kbowman@dowlingcatholic.org or 515.222.1048.
  • Dec
    18

    50 Years of Swim

    Please join us on December 18, 2018 as we celebrate 50 years of swimming and diving excellence at Dowling Catholic.  A Reception will take place at 4 p.m. followed by the swim meet versus the Valley Tigers at 5. 

    Please RSVP to 
    Kimberly Bowman or call 515-222-1048

    To make a donation, please visit 
    Mark Crouch Pool Endowment.
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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 offers a faith-based curriculum which fosters excellence in academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities and the arts. Our caring community helps students become their best version.

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.