Cathedral, a premier Catholic high school in the Holy Cross tradition, transforms a diverse group of students spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically to have the competence to see and the courage to act.
Cathedral is accredited by the State of Indiana, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association.
1262 students in grades 9 through 12 from Marion County and seven other Central Indiana counties. Students attended approximately 144 different schools before entering Cathedral. In the 2015-2016 student body, 25 percent are students of color and approximately 73 percent are Catholic.
Ninety-six faculty members have an average of more than 19+ years of teaching experience, with the majority holding advanced degrees. With a student-teacher ratio of 13:1, a highly personalized approach to learning is maintained. The average class size is 17.4 students.
There are 11 academic departments providing more than 200 course offerings. Three instructional levels are offered—honors, academic and college preparatory—as well as honors-level independent study in nearly all disciplines.
The Language Support Program (LSP) is available to meet the special needs of the bright, college-bound student with specific language-based learning differences. In this program, courses are taught at the academic level of instruction with appropriate accommodations. During the junior and senior year, all LSP students enroll in IB English.
Cathedral offers 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a full International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma as well as IB certificates in many subjects.
Students in the class of 2016 are required to obtain the following 50 credits (one credit equals the successful completion of one semester of course work):
Biology 2 Health Education 1 Theology 8
Composition 1 Mathematics 8 U.S. History 2
Economics 1 Other Electives 1 World History 2
English 8 Physical Education 2 World Languages 4
Fine Arts 2 Science Electives 4
Government 1 Speech or Debate 1
Test Data for 2015-16:
- Average Critical Reading: 554
- Average Math: 557
- Average Writing: 528
- Composite Average: 25
- Over the past two years, 739 students took 1475 Advanced Placement exams. 61.2% earned a score of 3 or higher.
- Over the past two years, 160 International Baccalaureate exams were administered, and 108 earned a passing rate (score of 4 or higher).
Courses Offered in Core Subjects
- Students are encouraged to design coursework after Indiana's Core 40 with Academic Honors or Core 40 programs.
*Pre-engineering, Robotics (Introduction and Competition) and STEM courses are now available as part of the curriculum.
Grading Scale and GPA
The grade point average is computed by dividing the total grade points each semester by the number of classes taken which carry grade points. Courses not taken at Cathedral High School are not included in this computation. The honors and academic courses, which are significantly more demanding, are weighted (see below).
Cathedral High School does NOT rank its students.
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