Principal's Message

September 22, 2022

Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,

I'd like to begin by congratulating our phenomenal educators on our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award! This year, the U.S. Department of Education only awarded 296 schools with this distinction. Of that number, only 24 were private schools. Cathedral was the only private high school in Indiana to receive this honor, and we're the only school in the state to be named a National Blue Ribbon School four times. (We were also honored in 1988, 2004, and 2016.) As a four-time National Blue Ribbon school, we are now in the top 0.01% of schools that have applied for this award. 

While a select committee was involved in compiling the report, every area of the school submitted data: academics, admissions, advancement, athletics, Christian Service, counseling, and marketing. The entire school earned this award, and all of our educators and students should be applauded for their outstanding work. Several of us will travel to Washington, D.C., in November for the award presentation. In the meantime, while we enjoy our honor, rest assured that we are not taking anything for granted. We continue to work hard each and every day to help our students reach their personal greatness!

The Evening of Excellence is Thursday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Welch Activity Center. We look forward to inducting 12 outstanding members of the Cathedral family into the Cathedral Circle of Excellence while also raising money for tuition assistance.

Cathedral High School Theatre presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Kids on Saturday, October 1, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, October 2, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Click here to purchase your tickets today and support our fabulous performing arts program!

Homecoming is October 3-7. Please be sure to check out the Homecoming information below in the Current Parent News section. Also in that section, you'll find photos and information about our recent activities fair. Approximately 96% of Cathedral students are involved in extracurricular activities. It may sound a bit cliché, but there is literally something for everyone on the Hill! The Current Parent News section also includes specifics about our upcoming Blood Drive, Flu Shot Clinic, and Project Outdoor Nativity Scene.

As a reminder,  Open House is Thursday, October 13. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors, so they can learn more about why Cathedral High School is a four-time National Blue Ribbon School!

Thank you for your prayers and continued support of Cathedral High School. 

God bless and Go Irish!
Julie Barthel

Quick Glance - Next Week

September 23
Office Hours - 8:00 - 8:35 a.m.
Day 2 Schedule

September 26
Office Hours - 8:00 - 8:35 a.m.
Day 3 Schedule

September 27
Day 4 Schedule

September 28

Office Hours - 8:00 - 8:35 a.m
Day 1 Schedule

September 29
Day 2 Schedule

September 30
Office Hours - 8:00 - 8:35 a.m.
Day 3 Schedule


* Students are encouraged to meet with teachers during Office Hours each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 until 8:35 a.m.


National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

For the fourth time in the school's history, Cathedral High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School! Cathedral is the only private high school in Indiana to be recognized this year, and the only four-time recipient of this honor in the state. When greatness calls, Cathedral answers!

Current Parent News

Student Activities Fair

On Friday September 9, Cathedral hosted the Student Activities Fair in the Welch Activity Center. This annual event provides the Freshmen class and new transfer students a chance to learn more about Student Life through exploring the various booths of more than 60 different clubs offered at Cathedral.   

Read More about Student Activities Fair

Current high school sophomores and juniors can earn a transferrable college credit online with Notre Dame in Fall 2022! Students enroll in an online course taught by Notre Dame International faculty, allowing students the opportunity to take a college-level course with like-minded peers from across the United States and around the world.

Read More about Notre Dame Pre-College Program
julie barthel

Principal Julie Barthel 

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Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.