We are a college preparatory community, guided by the Catholic educational tradition, to engage students in a rich curriculum that encompasses mind, body and spirit, and emboldens our graduates to lead and serve for a more just, joyful and sustainable world.
At O’Dowd, we nurture the whole student. Our faculty and staff partner with families to support students in discovering their best selves and unlocking their potential and aspirations.
Our holistic academic program, including hands-on learning experiences, challenges students to explore and take risks, uncovering their interests and passions to chart a rewarding scholastic path that prepares them to make a difference in the world.
Our celebrated co-curricular opportunities – spanning athletics, visual and performing arts, environmental programs, a diverse array of clubs, advanced leadership teams and more – create dynamic, life-changing experiences for students to find and hone their strengths and embrace the power they have to make an impact within the O’Dowd community and beyond.
Our religious education, service learning, community Masses, peer retreats, and opportunities for faith, reflection, and personal development guide our students to connect with enduring values and take action for the common good.
Above all, we are guided by our Charism – spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit – to find God in all things. We embrace our diverse community. We honor strength of character. We rise to academic excellence. We cherish the earth and all living things. We stand for social justice. We seek and hold onto joy.
We welcome you to find your place at O’Dowd. You belong here.