Superior Education at an Affordable Price

From the time it opened its doors in 1918, Cathedral High School has been committed to providing a superior education at an affordable price. Tuition is an investment in your child's future as Cathedral works to educate the hearts and minds of all students who walk the halls of Cathedral. Through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends of the school, Cathedral is able to offer financial aid to families with a demonstrated financial need.

Tuition for the 2024/25 school year is $17,600. There is a student activity fee of $1,000 for seniors, $750 for juniors, and $675 for sophomores and freshman.

All families must set up a FACTS account for tuition payments. There is no additional fee for selecting a payment plan. Families choosing to pay their tuition and student activity fee in full by September 1 will receive a $300 discount on tuition.  However, the $300 discount applies only in cases where the student’s tuition (after financial aid) is 50% or more of the published rate.

If you have any questions pertaining to tuition or tuition assistance, contact Gene Murray, Director of Database Operations, Advancement & Financial Aid, at

Tuition Assistance

Each year through the generosity of alumni, parents, students and friends, Cathedral is able to offer tuition assistance to students who might not otherwise be able to afford private education. In fact, Cathedral has awarded approximately $2.9 million in tuition assistance during the 2023-2024 school year. If you are hesitant to consider Cathedral for financial reasons, we strongly encourage you to apply for tuition assistance, as such assistance has made Cathedral a reality for many families!

Tuition assistance is provided in the forms of Cathedral Need-Based Aid and Choice Scholarship Vouchers. In applying for Cathedral Need-Based Aid, the Financial Aid Office will review your eligibility for a Choice Scholarship Voucher as well.

Merit Scholarships

Applicants for freshman admission can qualify for one of two types of merit scholarships based upon performance on the STS High School Placement Test. Learn more about the High School Placement Test.

Additional Expenses

In addition to tuition and the activity fee, students and families are responsible for items such as iPads, books, lunch (approximately $8.40 per day if purchased at Cathedral), and other miscellaneous co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

There is an annual fee for students enrolled in the Language Support Program of $800 for 9th and 10th grade, and $400 for 11th and 12th grade.

What should I do next?

If you have questions about tuition and/or tuition assistance, call us at (317) 968-7334. We would be glad to sit down with you and talk you through the process. Also, if you have not registered for the High School Placement Test, you can do so here. To get an even better feel for life at Cathedral, register your 8th grader for a Shadow Visit.

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Scholarships & Awards

The five-year average for scholarships awarded to Cathedral graduating classes is $48 million.

Lifelong Connections

Our alumni office gives Cathedral students access to our network of 14,000 alumni for job shadow and internship opportunities.

True College Preparation

Market research with graduates and their parents show that Cathedral students feel better prepared than their peers to handle college-level classes. 

Depth of College Counseling

Students work with their dedicated counselor all four years, giving them an advantage in being accepted into the colleges of their choice.

Diversity of Student Body

Jobseekers in today's global workforce need to be culturally competent and be able to work with a wide variety of people. Cathedral's commitment to diversity means students learn with—and about—others unlike themselves.