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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1821
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students962 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade Gonzaga College High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses26 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,250
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMr. Andrew Battaile
Admissions AssociateMr. Mike Hanagan
Endowment Size$30 million


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,

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.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hyattsville
    Dematha Catholic High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 865 students
    5.3 miles
    4313 Madison St
    Hyattsville, MD 20781
    (240) 764-2200
    5.3 9-12
  • District Heights
    Grades: 9-12 | 880 students
    7.3 miles
    6800 Marlboro Pike
    District Heights, MD 20747
    (301) 735-8401
    7.3 9-12
  • Washington
    Grades: 9-12 | 1170 students
    4.9 miles
    2607 Military Road NW, Chevy Chase
    Washington, DC 20015
    (202) 363-2316
    4.9 9-12
  • Washington
    St Anselm's Abbey School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 231 students
    3.2 miles
    4501 South Dakota Ave Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 269-2354
    3.2 6-12
  • Washington
    Grades: 9-12 | 500 students
    2.7 miles
    4300 Harewood Rd Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 529-0200
    2.7 9-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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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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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Love it there. Great community to be involved with. Best decision of my life picking Gonzaga. Go Eagles!
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Absolutely one of the best institutions for boys in the entire country. Forms great young gentlemen and athletes alike.
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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $20,047 for elementary schools and $28,921 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).