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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 358 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,300
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

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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
358 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
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
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/assistance
% 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 
Profile last updated: 02/13/2022

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 358 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,300
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Kansas is $7,306 for elementary schools and $10,948 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kansas is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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