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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 962 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,250
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14

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

School Overview

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

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
26 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mr. Andrew Battaile
Admissions Associate
Mr. Mike Hanagan
Endowment Size
$30 million


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 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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 962 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,250
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 14

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $26,767 for elementary schools and $29,208 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).

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