Hayden Catholic High School

Hayden High School serves the Catholic community of the greater Topeka area and is supported by the 7 Catholic parishes of Topeka and 2 Catholic parishes in Lawrence. Admission is provided to students of other faiths.
Hayden provides transportation for Lawrence families (at this time the bus only transports students from Lawrence).
Hayden offers a comprehensive college preparatory secondary education, including AP coursework and dual (high school/college) credit opportunities offered on campus.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,460
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

Top Rankings

Hayden Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
329 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Hayden Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
8 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Hayden has a specific dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
parish support/tuition assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sheri Cafer
Endowment Size
$2.2 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
Band, Campus Ministry, Debate, FBLA, Forensics, Hayden Singers, International Club, Jazz Band, Journalism, Pro-Life, SADD, Scholars Bowl, Service Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Mock Trial

School Notes

  • Transfer students will need to provide the following: 1. Transcript from previous school 2. Attendance records from previous school 3. Drug Testing is required
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mark Turgeon - Mark played for the University of Kansas and then coached at the NCAA level.
    • Desmond Purnell - Currently playing for the Kansas State Wildcats football team
    • Joe Otting - Currently playing for Notre Dame football team
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Hayden Catholic High School cost?
Hayden Catholic High School's tuition is approximately $9,460 for private students.
What schools are Hayden Catholic High School often compared to?
Hayden Catholic High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cair Paravel Latin School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Hayden Catholic High School?
The acceptance rate of Hayden Catholic High School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 93%.
Who are famous alumni from Hayden Catholic High School?
Hayden Catholic High School famous alumni include: Mark Turgeon, Desmond Purnell and Joe Otting.
What sports does Hayden Catholic High School offer?
Hayden Catholic High School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Hayden Catholic High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for most sports offered.
What is Hayden Catholic High School's ranking?
Hayden Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Hayden Catholic High School?
The application deadline for Hayden Catholic High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Hayden Catholic High School located?
Hayden Catholic High School is located in the West Southwest 2 neighborhood of Topeka, KS.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
We have sent one of our daughters to Hayden and another one will be starting soon. My wife went to Hayden and loved it. We would like to continue this tradition, but it's much more than that. The education they will be receiving is great and adding in the faith factor is an added bonus. We want to instill that foundation in our family, and sending them to Hayden is a great option. The faculty is amazing there and really challenges them to go outside of their comfort zone which is a great way for a person to grow. They offer so many activities that anyone can find something they want to do there. We feel Hayden is a great chapter in our daughters' lives, and we hope they continue to grow and aspire to be great human beings.
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I am currently a student at Hayden and I could not imagine going anywhere else. This school pushes me academically. I am challenged but I still can ask for help and do well in all of my classes. I love that I can be involved in sports and clubs. I feel like I have made some really good friends and have been able to connect with people from all grades because of how close all of the students are. Plus I get the very special opportunity to deepen and learn about my faith in both theology class and when we get to attend mass and other faith-based services. Overall this school has a great environment and I am so glad that I get to attend Hayden.
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I sent my daughter to Hayden because it is important for me to be steeped in her faith and be in an environment where Catholic values are upheld. Kids are kids wherever they go to school and will make many mistakes, but I know at Hayden they will be dealt with in a firm but the loving way that aligns with our shared faith. Academically my child's needs are met with challenging coursework and high standards. She is able to participate in several sports and activities that she may not be able to in a different environment. She is happy and cannot imagine herself at a different school. The small, family environment is second to none.
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I am not a Hayden Graduate but I did send both of my children to Hayden. I eventually joined the Hayden team as a Leadership Member. I have been impressed with the school in many ways. Small class size was important to me, diverse faculty, the number of students that go to College or Technical school and the community look and feel are just a few the areas I felt were important when it comes to a High School experience. The students have the ability to be in numerous activities which makes their overall High School experience a positive one. Hayden offers a unique community atmosphere and this was important in my overall decision.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,460
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kansas is $7,121 for elementary schools and $10,676 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kansas is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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