"We are best known for Holy Cross values, academics, arts, and athletics"
Students enrolled 1255
Hours 7:50 AM - 3:25 PM
School leader Mr David Worland
Transportation options Yes
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5225 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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(317) 542-1481
(317) 543-5050
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4 stars
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April 05, 2014
A brother of student My brother has been at Cathedral for 4 years and he is a senior this year. Over these years I have seen him bloom into a young man. He has been on honor roll all year this year and he refuses to give up. I honestly hope cathedral changes me like it did with him. This school is the best in Indiana and the good thing is you're all family. If you had an option for sending your son/daughter to a high school, I would definatley choose Cathedral. I will be a graham an next year and I hope I have a better experience than my brother.

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2014
This school is very high academically. It also mandates volunteerism for graduation Both produce a well rounded student for the future.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2012
I thank my parents for their hard work to send me to this stellar school. In every aspect, this school prepares their students. Before I attended college, for example, balancing schoolwork and extracurricular activities with all outside agendas (i.e. family, jobs, social lives) was a vital life skill that easily became ingrained in the habits and expectations of Cathedral students, such as myself. I could speak of fantastic experiences, but to sum it up, the school gave me experience, flat. Diversity exists; not everyone is Catholic at all; there are different political and economical backgrounds obvious to the student body-- and yet the place is family. It is an exceptional high school that contributes to a teenager's growing process into becoming rounded individuals with a sense of purpose.

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April 19, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 12, 2008
I loved attending cathedral it was an experience like no other. It was definitely worth the money and you formed friendships with teachers and other students that last a lifetime.

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December 01, 2008
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no rating November 07, 2008
Cathedral is a fine school. As a graduate I can recomend it highly. However it is not the meca of education that the Cathedral community hypes it to be. Cathedral has two big problems, Its a political jungal and lower admission standards are granted to football recruits.

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October 20, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2007
Sending my son to Cathedral was the best gift we could give him. The academic and extra-curricular programs are outstanding, but the school is more than its college-prep classes and football team. It is a warm and caring community. Our son has made friendships that will last a lifetime. He has been mentored by caring teachers and will benefit from their tutelage for a lifetime. This is the only school we've ever attended where I do not have a single thing to complain about. Beautiful campus; kind and loving teachers and staff; strong school spirit; rigorous academics; spiritual guidance, assertive diversity program. Particularly meaningful to our son's experience have been the amazing theatre program, the small but wonderful choral department, and the language support program (a Godsend!). I can't imagine a better high school exists anywhere.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
Excellence is the standard at Cathedral. Academics, sports, music, etc all areas meld to produce confident, well-educated, responsible individuals.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2006
Cathedral was the best learning experience of my life. I loved all of the teachers, and the knowledge I gained, my four years at Cathedral has really helped me in the small liberal arts college I attend now. I was involved in the theatre while I was there, and the theatre productions at Cathedral are phenomenal. Sports teams excelled as well. I remember my freshman year we won something like 7 State Championships. The school is a really great place to send your children if you are looking for stellar academics, renowned extra-curricular, and an environment of racial and socio-economic diversity. Students at Cathedral want to be there, and if they don't they don't, it would only take participation in school functions to change thier mind.

- submitted by a former student
January 23, 2006
I went to Cathedral back in the day & the standards for that school are set high. They really challenged everybody and still today, it is a wonderful school with high standards in no matter what students do. My daughter is going into Cathedral next year & I couldn't be more proud.

- submitted by a former student
July 31, 2005
This is a wonderful school with a solid Catholic curiculam.

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June 10, 2005
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December 02, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2004
As a former student, I can say that 'College Prep' means college prep! After 2 years at an Indiana State school, I have not had to study half as hard as my friends, and I have had a higher GPA than them, mostly due to the fact that I have already learned all the introductory material at Cathedral. It's a great place filled with community and family. A place based on tradition, and one that holds a special place in my heart.

- submitted by a former student
April 02, 2004
The faculty and staff at this school are incredibly dedicated professionals that treat each student with dignity and respect and set high standards for the students. The theatre and band programs provide opportunities for all students who wish to be involved and have been an important part of my teenager's education as well as the rigorous academics at this school. Parent participation is welcomed and encouraged. This school has been a wonderful experience for our teenager and for our family.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
The faculty takes a personal interest in each student, and strives to offer opportunities for all to be successful. My daughter is finishing her freshman year and it has been a wonderful experience for her.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
The expectations are high at this school and the students must live up to them whether its in academics, sports or extracurricular.

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August 19, 2003
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Cathedral High School's vision as a Catholic institution in the Holy Cross tradition is to be a model for all high schools as she profoundly shapes the way students think, serve, and leave. Since 1918, Cathedral has been creating lifelong connections among students, teachers, and alumni. By drawing from more than 130 schools in all neighborhoods in Indianapolis, Cathedral offers a rich, uniquely diverse atmosphere that promotes spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth.

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Cathedral High School
5225 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN  46226
(317) 542-1481
Last modified Cathedral High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cathedral High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews.