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Welcome from the Admissions Director


Dear Future Stag & Family,

One. Strong. Brotherhood. These three words characterize our community here at DeMatha Catholic High School not only among our students & alumni, but also the strong bonds students form with dedicated faculty members and coaches. These strong bonds often last a lifetime, and as a graduate myself I can certainly attest to this. While our school is built on “brotherhood”, our “strength” lies in our diversity. The Trinitarian tradition of diversity and inclusion guides everything we do here, and is something we take great pride in. The first paragraph of our Mission Statement illustrates this commitment to diversity.

"DeMatha Catholic High School is a college preparatory institution dedicated to educating young men in the Trinitarian tradition. DeMatha’s historic and ongoing mission is to serve students of differing abilities, interests, and backgrounds from the culturally rich and diverse greater Washington Metropolitan area."

Here at DeMatha you will be measured first and foremost by the content of your character, rather than by the sum of your accomplishments. As you began your high school selection process, you may have heard of DeMatha’s storied athletic history, or perhaps our nationally recognized music program. We take great pride in being known for these things (and more), however, our highest priority is forming students who will become Faith-Filled Gentleman & Scholars. A rigorous college preparation environment along with a supportive faculty and academic support resources gives every young man who comes through our doors the foundation to be successful in college and beyond.

If the Admissions Office, in addition to the information found on our website, can be of assistance, please contact us. Best of luck in your high school selection process.

Go Stags!

Patrick D. Goulden ‘09
Director of Admissions 

Faith-filled Gentlemen and Scholars

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Contact The Admissions Team

Patrick Goulden '09
Director of Admissions 

Christine Thomas, M.S.W.
Assistant Director of Admissions 

Rob Landini '01 

Andrew Eck '11 

Admissions Office General Contact

Phone: 240-764-2210

Fax: 240-764-2277