Cathedral High School

  • Cathedral, a Catholic college preparatory high school in the Holy Cross tradition, helping a diverse group of students to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically to have the competence to see and the courage to act.
  • Founded in 1918, the school enrolls students from more than 150 schools in Indiana and beyond.
  • 100% of Cathedral students graduate and more than 99% of the graduates attend colleges and universities. The class of 2019 earned a record $56,000,000 in college scholarships.
  • Cathedral is committed to diversity of all kinds, including academic diversity, and offers three academic levels of instruction to meet the individual needs of the students.
  • The Learning Resource Center and the renowned Language Support Program serve students with diagnosed learning difference.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based/autism spectrum
Year Founded1918
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004, 2016

Student Body

Total Students1,074 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Cathedral High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students
Number of AP Courses27 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP French V, AP German V, AP Human Geography, AP Language & Composition, AP Latin V, AP Literature & Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish V, AP Spanish VI, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. Government & Politics--We the People, AP United States History, AP World History, IB Biology, IB Chemistry, IB English, IB French, IB Geography, IB German, IB History of the Americas, IB Latin, IB Math, IB Physics, IB Psychology, IB Spanish
Average SAT score1190
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform: khaki pants and uniform shirts/sweatshirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineOct. 1 / Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,765
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid and Merit Scholarships are available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,723
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnna Taul
Admissions AssociateBeth Wissler


Total Sports Offered20 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
GolfIce Hockey,
Intramural Sports OnlyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.34 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Book Club, Brain Game (Academic Competition), CAFE Club (Multicultural Club), Concert Choir, Dance Team, Environmental Club, Film Study Club, Flag Corps/Drill Team, French Club, German Club, Gospel Choir, Habitat for Humanity, Intramural Athletics, Jazz Band, Latin Club, Liturgy Planning Committee, Marching Band, Math League, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Orchestra, Pro Life Club, Promise to Keep, Robotics, Science Club, Service Clubs, Spanish Club, Speech Team, Student Council, Student Government, Theatre, We the People, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Cathedral, a Catholic college preparatory high school in the Holy Cross tradition, provides to a diverse group of students opportunities for spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth to have the competence to see and the courage to act. Founded in 1918, the school enrolls students from more than 150 schools in Indiana and beyond. While more than 99% of the graduates immediately attend colleges and universities across the country, the school is committed to academic diversity and offers three academic levels of instruction to meet the individual needs of the students plus a Learning Resource Center with the school's renowned Language Support Porgram for students with diagnosed learning differences. The most recent graduating class earned more than $56 million in college/university scholarships and awards, and 100% were accepted at four-year colleges/universities.
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  • Indianapolis
    Grades: 9-12 | 800 students
    7.7 miles
    2801 W 86th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    (317) 524-7050
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    7.7 miles
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    Indianapolis, IN 46222
    (317) 924-4333
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    4.7 miles
    5000 Nowland Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46201
    (317) 356-6377
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     Bishop Chatard
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 713 students
    2.4 miles
    5885 Crittenden Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    (317) 251-1451
    2.4 9-12
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: PK-12 | 922 students
    3.9 miles
    7200 N College Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46240
    (317) 415-2700
    3.9 PK-12

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