Cathedral High School Grade 7-12 is a Christ-Centered community of students, parents and educators actively involved in a challenging middle and secondary education (Grades 7-12).
This education is guided by Christian values and Catholic teachings and takes place in a caring, disciplined environment.
Our community empowers members to use their gifts to serve the local and global community.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 613 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,400
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cathedral ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
613 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Cathedral Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
23 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP American Literature Writing, AP Biology, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP German, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, Comparative Government, Honors Spanish
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
No school uniforms but we do have a dress code.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
7/8 Grade Parish level tuition - $7,200 7/8 Grade Non-Parish tuition - $9,200 9-12 Grade Parish level tuition - $9,400 9-12 Grade Non-Parish tuition - $11,400
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Matt Meyer



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
21 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Triathlon, Art Club, Bowling, Knowledge Bowl, Little Feet, Math Counts, Math League, Memory Book, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, SADD, Science Club, Sound Techs, Speech, Student Ambassadors, Student Senate, Ultimate Frisbee

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama/Theatre, Jazz Band, Minnesingers, Pep Band

School Notes

  • Cathedral High School Facts and Information  
  • -Grades 7-12, 617 students
  • -St. Cloud`s Catholic high school for over 100 years
  • -Affordable tuition and $1.1 million in financial aid awarded yearly
  • -Average class size is 23 students with a 1:14 faculty to student ratio
  • -12 Advanced Placement classes (Biology, English Literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Comparative Government, German, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1 and 2, Psychology, Human Geography)
  • -MacBook Air laptop computers are provided for all students
  • -30 sports and over 20 additional extra-curricular activities are offered
  • -95% student participation rate in athletics and activities 
  • -District 742 bussing provided for Cathedral students 
  • -Special education services and peer tutoring offered to support all students and their educational needs
  • -School pride and community atmosphere that is unique and unmatched
  • -Safe and orderly environment
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cathedral cost?

Cathedral's tuition is approximately $9,400 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Cathedral?

The acceptance rate of Cathedral is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.

What sports does Cathedral offer?

Cathedral offers 21 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Wrestling. Cathedral is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for most sports offered.

What is Cathedral's ranking?

Cathedral ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Minnesota for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Cathedral?

The application deadline for Cathedral is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (13 reviews)
Cathedral High School is a great, faith based school. It is very welcoming and has great, helpful staff! I enjoy attending Cathedral.
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I am currently a Senior at Cathedral High School. This school is amazing because they really make sure you get everything that you need. There is so much support from the teachers and staff. Everyone wants you to be successful. Not only are the teachers amazing, but the student body is wonderful. Everyone is super accepting and there is a place for everyone.
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Cathedral is a great school. Students are friendly, and teachers always try their best for our success. CHS is a safe high school and has an excellent education
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Cathedral is an awesome school! It helps make me successful academically, while allowing me to explore my other interests in the arts and athletics. The administrators are also very helpful in meeting the rigor that I desire in a personalized and organized manner. Cathedral does things right!
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I love Cathedral due to its extracurricular activities. I participate in both theatre and speech, along with being a manager for volleyball. I love how involved I can be. The teachers help students to balance activities and school. I love being able to attend mass on Thursdays as well. Overall, Cathedral has made a huge difference in my life.
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Cathedral has been a benchmark for future success in life by teaching me how to act with kindness, responsibility, and faithfulness. Having been here since 7th grade and on the verge of graduating, I can not think of a better place to harness my skills and prepare for the next step in my academic journey.
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The teachers at Cathedral are always there to help you, and they build a relationship with each individual student. The academic programs are outstanding. There are multiple AP classes you can take and the classes are designed to prepare you for college. At Cathedral there is a very high participant rate for extracurricular activities. The sports teams have been very successful over the past years, and there is a great theatre program too.
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I have attended Cathedral since I was a 7th grader and I would never want to go to a different school! Cathedral has such a great environment that gets students involved in activities and academics. Not only is Cathedral fun, but the students and teachers here are really striving for excellence. Cathedral has also prepared me so much for the future! I love this school!
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Cathedral High School is such a good environment for learning. The teachers care so much and are willing to do anything for you!
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The teachers and staff here are very friendly and always willing to make time for a student in need of help. There are plenty of sports and extracurricular that students can get involved in, and the classes offered can be challenging but flexible with students' schedules. Great preparation for future tasks at hand.
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Love CHS! As a junior I already feel very prepared for college. My teachers are all very supportive, helpful, and caring. Also, I love being able to get involved in all the numerous activities going on!
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The teachers at Cathedral are very supportive and love to help you succeed. The extracurriculars are also very good and there are a lot of options.
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I have been going to Cathedral High School since I was in 7th grade. I have met so many great people including my best friends. I feel as I go through my senior year and go to college I will be ready to pursue a career. Cathedral has great academics and great helpful teachers.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 613 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,400
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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