Principal's Message

Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,
Happy first week of Advent! I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful start to this beautiful season.

Please remember that tomorrow, Friday, December 8, we're hosting our first-ever Christmas on the Hill! This is a required school day for our students, and we are excited to share the joy of Christmas with Kindergarten-third grade students from the Enlace Academy. Cathedral students will spend the day decorating cookies, making Christmas cards for patients at Riley Hospital, creating ornaments, and writing letters to Santa with the students from Enlace. Before our young guests arrive, we will celebrate the Mass of Immaculate Conception at 8:45 a.m. Please make sure your student arrives on time and reports to their CORE classroom so we can begin Mass on time. Students are allowed to wear Christmas on the Hill-inspired tops with their uniform pants. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors need to bring a sack lunch.  Also, please note that school will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. on December 8. Again, students are required to attend school tomorrow. If your student is sick, you must use SafeArrival to report the absence by 9 a.m.

Winter Formal is Saturday, December 9, from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Cathedral. You can find all the details in this newsletter's Current News Section.

We have released the schedule for final exams. You'll find all the details in the Current Parent News section. Please read the schedule carefully. The final exam schedule includes early dismissal days for our students.

Also, on Tuesday, December 5, our Office of Academics sent all parents/guardians information about J-Term 2024. The email included information about your student's J-Term selection and whether a fee is involved. Questions about J-Term can be sent to Megan Schmidt ( or Mark Matthews (

2024 will be here before we know it, but in the meantime, I hope you have time to slow down, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the beauty of the Advent Season.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

God bless, and Go Irish!
Julie Barthel

Quick Glance Calendar

December 8 
All-School Mass - 8:45 a.m.

Christmas on the Hill! (9th, 10th, & 11th graders need to bring a lunch)
Mothers Club Educator Luncheon

Early Dismissal - 2:30 p.m.

December 9
Winter Formal - 7:30 p.m.

December 11 - Day  1
Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

December 12 - Day 2 
December 13 - Day 3
Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

December 14 - Day 4

December 15 - Day 1
Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

**Click here for an updated school calendar for all important events throughout the school year.**
    Lead Them With Love
 A Message to share with your teenager...

We know that final exams can be very schedule. Please remember that your teachers are available and want to help you succeed. Please be sure to reach out if you need help. Click here for additional study tips as you prepare for final exams.

Mini Winter Camps

It's cold outside but Camp Cathedral has you covered with great Winter Break options! Camp Cathedral will be offering mini-camps and one day clinics in some of our most popular Sports and Enrichment camps. Winter Camps make for great Christmas gifts! Hurry, because space won't last long and we don't want you to miss out!! Find out more information and register at

VolleyTots Volleyball Winter Clinic (grades K-3rd) on Dec. 28th: 8:45 to 10:00 am - $25

Boys Volleyball Winter Clinic (grades 3rd-8th) on Dec. 28th: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm - $30

Baseball Winter Camp (grades K- 8th) on Jan 3rd-4th: 12:00 - 2:30 pm - $65

Cheer Winter Clinic (grades K-8th) on Jan 7th: 1:00 - 4:30 pm - $30

Minecraft "Creative Mode" Full Day Camp (grades 1st - 6th) Jan 2nd-3rd from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - $200

Minecraft "Survival Mode" Full Day Camp (grades 2nd - 8th) Jan 4th-5th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - $200

Find out more information and register at


Current Parent News

To all parents of our seniors, this is a reminder that Senior Ads are available to purchase and create now! Go to, search Cathedral High School (make sure you have the Indiana one), and create your ad for your Senior son or daughter. Prices for each size go up after New Year's, so buy your ad today. If you have questions, please contact Marc Quaranta at

Read More about Senior Yearbook Ads - Prices Increase Soon!

The Cathedral Board of Trustees has approved tuition for the 2024/25 academic year. Balancing affordability considerations while maintaining the highest standards for academic excellence and extra-curricular programming are central to our tuition pricing. This year, inflationary concerns and ensuring that every effort is made to remain competitive in attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff are the key reasons tuition increases are necessary.

Read More about Board Sets 2024/25 Tuition and Fees

This year Cathedral is hosting one of 78 elaborately decorated trees representing individuals, organizations, and companies from around Indiana at the Indiana Historical Society's Festival of Trees.  Also featured is a massive, 30-foot centerpiece tree that is viewable throughout most of the building.

Read More about Festival of Trees
julie barthel

Principal Julie Barthel 

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