Gonzaga College High School

Gonzaga College High School is a Catholic College Preparatory School for boys operated by the Society of Jesus and its colleagues under the governance of an independent Board of Trustees.
Drawing its inspiration from the spiritual vision of St. Ignatius Loyola and the apostolic and educational tradition of the Jesuits, Gonzaga offers a values-oriented and academically challenging curriculum to young men of diverse backgrounds from the all over the Washington metropolitan area.
Gonzaga views its urban setting in the heart of the nation's capital as a significant advantage in fulfilling its goals, allowing its students to interact with the larger Washington community and to learn leadership skills and civic responsibility as part of their overall development.
Moreover, Gonzaga strives to create a dynamic and caring learning environment which it unites with its academic, extra-curricular, and athletic programs, to help form Men with and for Others, that is, graduates who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 962 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,240
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Gonzaga College High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1821
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
962 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Gonzaga College High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
21 students
Number of AP Courses
26 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Dress pants, belt, socks and shoes; collared shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,900
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mr. Andrew Battaile
Admissions Associate
Mr. Aaron Shepperd
Endowment Size
$30 million

Sports

School Notes

  • In the admissions selection process, Gonzaga staff examine a student's application, grades, teacher recommendations, personal essay, and High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Gonzaga College High School cost?
Gonzaga College High School's tuition is approximately $28,240 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Gonzaga College High School?
The acceptance rate of Gonzaga College High School is 40%, which is lower than the national average of 60%.
Does Gonzaga College High School offer a summer program?
Yes, Gonzaga College High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Gonzaga College High School offer?
Gonzaga College High School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Winter Track and Wrestling. Gonzaga College High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for most sports offered.
What is Gonzaga College High School's ranking?
Gonzaga College High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Gonzaga College High School?
The application deadline for Gonzaga College High School is Dec. 14.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
AMDG. An excellent Roman Catholic high school for young men. Faculty and employees care for the students and their families. Good balance on academics and faith development. A 1966 graduate.
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5  
Very challenging academically, athletically and spiritually, but with a great community to help get your son through it all. "Men for others" says it well.
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5  
Love it there. Great community to be involved with. Best decision of my life picking Gonzaga. Go Eagles!
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5  
Absolutely one of the best institutions for boys in the entire country. Forms great young gentlemen and athletes alike.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 962 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,240
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $29,363 for elementary schools and $33,185 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 60% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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