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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,053 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,765
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1 / Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cathedral High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based/autism spectrum
Year Founded
1918
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004, 2016, 2022

Student Body

Total Students
1,053 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Cathedral High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
84 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
27 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1190
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
25
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform: khaki pants and uniform shirts/sweatshirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Oct. 1 / Dec. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships are available
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,723
Acceptance Rate
83%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Anna Taul
Admissions Associate
Beth Wissler

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cathedral High School cost?
Cathedral High School's tuition is approximately $15,765 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Cathedral High School?
The acceptance rate of Cathedral High School is 83%, which is lower than the national average of 88%.
Does Cathedral High School offer a summer program?
Yes, Cathedral High School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Cathedral High School offer?
Cathedral High School offers 20 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Cathedral High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for most sports offered.
What is Cathedral High School's ranking?
Cathedral High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Cathedral High School?
The application deadline for Cathedral High School is Oct. 1 / Dec. 15.
In what neighborhood is Cathedral High School located?
Cathedral High School is located in the Brendonwood neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN.

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We chose Cathedral because of its inclusivity. They accept students with financial needs, learning challenges, as well as those who are ready to take on the rigor of AP classes. They push students to reach their personal best academically, socially, and spiritually. Cathedral`s values are for life.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,053 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,765
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1 / Dec. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Indianapolis, IN is $8,185 for elementary schools and $10,598 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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