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.

  • Oct
    2

    President's Council Dinner

    The Dowling Catholic President's Council was initiated in 1985 to recognize and thank individuals who support the school with gifts of cash or stock totaling $2,000 or more annually (fiscal year July 1- June 30). The 2018 recognition dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Des Moines Golf & Country Club.
  • Oct
    18

    Grandparents' Mass

    Grandparents' Mass 2018 will be held on Thursday, October 18 in the Dowling Catholic Gym. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for one of our favorite community events of the year!
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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.