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Cardinal Ritter High School

Cardinal Ritter is a Catholic high school entrusted by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the parishes of the West Deanery to provide, within a college preparatory curriculum, the highest standards of academic excellence to students of diverse socioeconomic, racial and religious backgrounds. Cardinal Ritter challenges its students to grow spiritually, intellectually, athletically, and artistically. The Cardinal Ritter community values and fosters the unique intellectual, cultural, social, and physical gifts of each student. As followers of Christ, we encourage our students to share their gifts and talents in service to others.


 Spending a day with students at Cardinal Ritter High School is a great way for interested students to get a first hand day-long experience on the campus of Cardinal Ritter High School. The program runs throughout the school year, by appointment. Prospective students will be hosted throughout the day by a current Cardinal Ritter student who is qualified to speak on the various aspects and programs at Cardinal Ritter High School. To sign up to be a “Raider for a Day,” please contact Kyle Powers, Director of Admissions. (317) 924-4333 x122  [email protected]

Cardinal Ritter will be offering two High School Placement Tests: Saturday, December 7 at 9am.  Please arrive at Cardinal Ritter High School at 8:30am to sign in.  The test will be finished around Noon.   

Registrations for the Class of 2024 is OPEN NOW.  Please  CLICK HERE to apply!

Mark your calendars for the Cardinal Ritter Open House on Thursday, Nov 7 from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm.  Come to Cardinal Ritter to take a tour, meet the teachers and coaches and talk to current Cardinal Ritter students.  CLICK HERE for a flyer with more information.


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How to Explore Cathedral High School

Shadow at Cathedral High SchoolCome be a VIP—“Very IRISH Person”—for a day! We invite all 8th grade students to spend a day in the life of one of our students, meeting teachers, attending classes and experiencing what being IRISH is all about! Visiting students will be hosted by a freshman student who has similar co-curricular interests and/or academic abilities. Go to gocathedral.com/shadow for more information or contact Maribeth Cloud at [email protected]

Financial Aid Night(s)Cathedral High School invites current and prospective families to attend one of two Financial Aid Nights in the A.K. Shiel Student Life Center Commons (lower level of A.K. Shiel Student Life Center). Join us on November 19th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Register www.gocathedral.com/financialaidnight

 Parent Preview DatesCathedral High School invites interested parents to attend a Parent Preview Day on December 6. Interact with school leaders, attend a class, and tour campus with a current student. To learn more and/or to pre-register, visit www.gocathedral.com/parentpreview.

 High School Placement Test Cathedral High School will administer the High School Placement Test on Saturday, December 7th at 8:30 a.m. While students are taking the exam, the Enrollment Management staff will offer "Coffee with Cathedral" to share information regarding academics, counseling and more. Families can preregister by visiting www.gocathedral.com/placementtest.

Cathedral Fall Open HouseCathedral High School invites students and families to attend our fall Open House from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 14th. Enjoy a student-led campus tour, meet teachers in all departments, interact with all coaches and club moderators, and hear student performances during a school welcome program. Learn more and/or pre-register at www.cathedralopenhouse.com.

 Cathedral High School Application Deadline8th Graders! Get those applications in by December 15th. Submit all applications to www.gocathedral.com/apply. For any questions please contact the Cathedral Admissions office at 317-968-7353.


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