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“ How we educate the mind will change with the times; how we cultivate the heart is and will remain timeless.” — Basil Moreau, Founder,

Congregation of Holy Cross

Living Holy Cross values since 1918 For 100 years, Cathedral High School has been educating young people through a philosophy based on the revolutionary educational concepts of Holy Cross founder Basil Moreau.

The Competence to See and the Courage to Act Cathedral’s mission is to help young people have the ability to see what needs to be done – in the classroom, in their families, in our communities and in the world. And then, to have the courage of their convictions, the strength to stand up to injustice, and the commitment to take positive action.

THE NINE CATHOLIC HOLY CROSS VALUES Divine Providence: We believe in God and all that God has planned for our future Hope: Trust in God’s power and goodness Family: The spirit that binds our minds and hearts in joys and sorrows Inclusiveness and Diversity: The call to be welcoming to people of all backgrounds and faiths. Option for the Poor: The choice to put the needs of society’s most poor and vulnerable first among all social concerns Educating Hearts and Minds: The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart Zeal: Making God known, loved and served Excellence: Striving to act to the best of our ability to be better people Integrity: Becoming more Christ-like in our words and deeds

96% 12

of students attend the voluntary senior retreat

all-school masses during the year, plus 150 daily masses and communion services


Reconciliation Services Available for All Students and Staff


of student body is Catholic


“ Cathedral is such a special place. You never know where Cathedral’s lifelong connections will lead you. I feel so blessed to be part of this community.”

— Jenni Nye ‘98/Daughter received two free prosthetic hands designed by Cathedral’s


pre-engineering students

A Tradition of Academic Excellence


Full International Baccalaureate Programme, plus IB certification in many subjects


105 28 AP classes

16 Dual-credit classes


AP Scholars for the Class of 2018

Instructional levels, plus our Learning Resource Center and the renowned Language Support Program for students with diagnosed learning differences



Students received National Merit recognition in 2019


“ Cathedral is a faith-based leadership institution. It gives students the necessary skills to go out in the world and reach any goal that you may have.”

— Seth Bolden ‘18/West Point/Accepted To Four Military Academies


A Tradition of Excellence in the Arts & Athletics

98% 3.8

Average GPA of Student Athletes




State Championships




Who We Are




11 counties represented

32% 35%

students of color


receiving need-based tuition assistance




$57.6 million The 316 members of the Class of 2018 reported $57.6 million in scholarships and awards – the most in Cathedral’s history! Academy Appointments: Two Academy Appointments


100% college acceptance

scholar-athletes continuing their careers at the collegiate level Our Holy Cross 360 Personalized Education Experience gives each student what he or she needs to become the person God intended. Cathedral 360 includes: For more, visit


• Enhanced Counseling • Personal Connections through our Irish County System • Individualized Academics • Character Development • Lifelong Connections • Co-curricular Involvement

Where the Cathedral journey is taking the class of 2019 Bold print indicates where students are attending school.

Alabama A&M University Alma College American University Appalachian State University Arizona State University Auburn University Ball State University Bellarmine University Belmont University Berry College Boise State University Boston College Boston University Bowling Green State University Bradley University Brescia University Butler University California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Carleton College Carthage College Central State University Chapman University Charleston Southern University College of Charleston Claflin University Clemson University Coastal Carolina University Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Creighton University Denison University DePaul University DePauw University Drake University Drexel University Earlham College Eastern Kentucky University Eastern Michigan University Eckerd College Elon University Emerson College Fairfield University Fashion Institute of Technology Flagler College Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University Fordham University Franklin College of Indiana

Furman University University of Pittsburgh George Mason University Plymouth State University George Washington University University of Portland Gonzaga University Prairie View A&M University Grand Valley State University Providence College Hampton University Purdue University Hanover College Purdue University Fort Wayne Regis Harvard University University Holy Cross College Quincy University Hope College Rhodes College Howard University Rose-Hulman Institute of Huntington University Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan St. Edward’s University University Saint Francis University Indiana State University Saint Louis University Indiana University at Bloomington Saint Mary’s College Indiana University-Purdue Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College University Indianapolis Samford University Indiana Wesleyan University San Diego State University Iowa State University Santa Clara University Ivy Tech Community College Seton Hall University Kenyon College Smith College Lehigh University Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Lift Academy St. Edward’s University Lindenwood University Syracuse University Lipscomb University Taylor University University of Louisville Tennessee State University Loyola University Chicago Texas A&M University Loyola University Maryland Texas Southern University Maastricht University The Ohio State University Marian University Thomas More College Marietta College Tiffin University Marquette University Transylvania University Miami University, Oxford Trine University Michigan State University United States Air Force Academy Morehouse College United States Military Academy - Army Morgan State University United States Naval Academy Morningside College University of Alabama Murray State University University of Arizona Muskingum University University of California, Berkeley New York University University of California, Santa Barbara North Carolina A&T State University University of Central Florida North Carolina State University University of Cincinnati North Central College University of Colorado at Boulder Northwestern University University of Colorado at Denver Nova Southeastern University University of Dayton Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences University of Denver Ohio University University of Detroit Mercy Pace University, New York City University of Evansville Pennsylvania State University University of Florida

University of Georgia University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign University of Indianapolis University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Lynchburg University of Michigan University of Mississippi University of Nebraska at Lincoln University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Oklahoma University of Rhode Island University of Richmond University of Saint Francis University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of South Carolina University of South Florida, Tampa University of Southern California University of Southern Indiana University of Tampa University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Utah University of Vermont University of Washington University of West Florida University of Wisconsin, La Crosse University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Valparaiso University Villanova University Vincennes University Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Tech Wabash College West Virginia University Western Kentucky University Western Michigan University Winona State University Wittenberg University The College of Wooster Xavier University Xavier University of Louisiana


Investing in Strategic Priorities Expanding our commitment to an exceptional learning environment. In the new strategic plan, Cathedral will focus on the construction of new spaces for education, athletics and worship. Vision for the Future • Construction of a new Innovation Center to house our prospering STEM and computer science courses • Continued development of athletic facilities at Brunette Park. In 2016, Cathedral High School acquired the former Little League Central Region Headquarters at 44th and Mitthoeffer that is now known as Brunette Park. • Renovating Kelly Hall to accommodate next-generation teaching and learning • Constructing more flexible learning spaces to encourage and inspire collaboration and innovation • Building an on-campus fieldhouse with three multipurpose gym floors • Creating a 400-seat chapel that will allow class worship and the ability to live out our Holy Cross values together • Expanding parking and improving ingress/egress

Committed to Our Mission • Providing a competitive compensation and professional development for our outstanding educators • Growing our endowment to sustain and enhance our programs and facilities • Strengthening Cathedral’s tuition assistance capacity

Transforming Our Students, Transforming Our Community • Exploring more service opportunities in the Brunette Park area • Underwriting more Service Learning projects to allow Cathedral to have an impact in our community and give students the opportunity to give back while learning about the needs of our neighbors • Creating stronger lifelong connections through enhanced interactions, including increased outreach to alumni, professional development, lunch-and-learn programs, internships, job shadowing and networking • Creating community leaders by increasing student involvement in civic programs and providing opportunities to take leadership roles, both in school and in the greater Indianapolis community Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, articulated the Holy Cross values that we are strongly committed to today. Primarily he envisioned a Catholic education for the whole child—mind, body and heart. He also believed that through this education students would be prepared for “better days to come.”


“ Preparing our students for better days to come.” — Basil Moreau, Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross Brunette Park

Flexible Learning Spaces



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2019 Irish Impact Report