About DCHS

Welcome to DCHS

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in Dowling Catholic High School. We know that choosing a high school is an important decision as the next four years are key building blocks in development that provide a foundation for your student’s future. Here you will find information on much of what we do in our mission to help students become Leaders for Life, Centered on Christ®.  

As a Catholic school, our focus is to provide your student with an educational setting where faith and values are incorporated into the curriculum and daily routine to provide a foundation for success. Dowling Catholic is a place where students are surrounded by members of a faith-filled, caring community.

Our challenging curriculum prepares students for educational and career opportunities that will allow them to thrive in a global community. To provide students with the greatest opportunity for success we continually strive to be innovative in developing a personalized faith and academic experience for each student and to make a Catholic education accessible for all who seek it.

We place a high priority on our partnership with parents. When families join Dowling Catholic they are joining a strong community with a proud history of achievement and service. Together we focus on each student, developing his or her mind, body and spirit in a faith-filled, caring atmosphere. In addition, we offer a wide variety of opportunities that develop students’ interests and teach the value of leadership, citizenship and service.

The Admissions team is ready to help with this most important decision. Please don’t hesitate to contact them with questions or concerns or to schedule a campus visit. We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Dr. Dan Ryan
President, Dowling Catholic High School

MATT MEENDERING

Principal
mmeendering@dowlingcatholic.org

ERICA ARNOLD

Assistant Principal
earnold@dowlingcatholic.org

GRANT BOUSUM

Dean of Students
gbousum@dowlingcatholic.org

TOM WILSON

Athletic Director
twilson@dowlingcatholic.org

BRENDA WHEELER

Business Manager
bwheeler@dowlingcatholic.org

JOSH KIRKPATRICK

Maintenance Manager
jkirkpatrick@dowlingcatholic.org

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.