The 2020-2021 school year marks Cardinal Newman High School`s sixtieth year providing a college preparatory, Catholic education in Palm Beach County. Cardinal Newman offers a challenging and varied curriculum that includes an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Dual Enrollment credits, Honors and Regular College Preparatory level classes along with a Learning Strategies Program to assist students with extra support.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 544 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Cardinal Newman High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
544 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Cardinal Newman High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Discounted Catholic Rate: 14500


School Notes

Founded in 1961, Cardinal Newman is a premier, Catholic college preparatory high school in West Palm Beach.  It has a rich tradition of attracting gifted scholars, athletes, and artists who will become women and men of character, faith, and intellect. Newman`s coeducational environment allows students to grow and develop in a safe and communal setting.  Every classroom promotes collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking and each student receives the support required to achieve his/her personal best. Among our 12,000 graduates have been war heroes, police chiefs, physicians, musicians, authors, researchers, politicians, lawyers, professional athletes, teachers, entrepreneurs, priests, and community leaders. Each Newman graduate is empowered with the ability to rise to every challenge and overcome every obstacle.

Distinguished highlights: 
  • Teacher/student ratio of 1:11
  • Average class size of 20
  • Over 100 athletic championships since 1961.
  • 22 teams in 14 sports
  • Extra-curricular activities that include theater, music, and art
  • 100% college placement at colleges throughout the state of Florida and across the nation.
  • Over $10 million in college grants and scholarships awarded to the Class of 2019.
  • The lowest tuition among comparable private schools in the area.
  • Our students provide over 44,000 hours of community service annually.
Our Vision is to build life`s champions through faith, scholarship, servant leadership, and a strong family atmosphere.  

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
My child, Jewish, attended CNHS. It was the best decision for us as a family. Not only did my child receive an excellent education; but was well prepared for college which was completed in 4 years. CNHS prepares the students academically while they teach love, tolerance, respect and guide them to make good choices in life. The teachers are dedicated. Great School. Everybody fits in. It truly is a family oriented school.
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Our son, a non catholic, graduated several years ago. He was well prepared for college which he completed in four year. The faculty is dedicated and keeps a watchful eye on your child. Great School.
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As happy as I am to see my Senior graduate, I am going to miss this school.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 544 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,500
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in West Palm Beach, FL is $13,814 for elementary schools and $13,900 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in West Palm Beach, FL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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