Award Year: 2022

Cathedral High School

5225 E 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46226-1487

(317) 542-1481

Mrs. Julie Barthel, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Indianapolis

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Cathedral, a Catholic high school in the Holy Cross tradition, transforms the hearts and minds of a diverse group of students to have the competence to see and the courage to act. Cathedral will be the Catholic high school of the future, providing the best possible education for the individual student with a firm foundation in Holy Cross values.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 12%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 10%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 9%
Cathedral's beautiful 40-acre campus includes a new state-of-the-art Innovation Center.

Cathedral's beautiful 40-acre campus includes a new state-of-the-art Innovation Center.

Cathedral High School embodies Catholic values to help students achieve their personal best through a diverse and supportive social environment; a robust curriculum of academics, athletics, and arts; and, opportunities for emotional and spiritual development in and out of the classroom. ?Students learn to support others and recognize their place as part of the larger community. But, perhaps what stands out most about the Cathedral experience is the transformation that happens in four years with all our students. Whether students enter Cathedral in the 9th percentile of the high school placement test or 99th percentile, students are transformed and achieve beyond their expectations. Students, who never thought they would have the grades to go to college, are accepted at the university of their choice. Our highest-achieving students are accepted at some of the top colleges and universities in the country. Cathedral helps all students achieve greatness!

Cathedral students excel in many different areas. Cathedral has state championship athletic teams, a national award-winning show choir, state champion debaters and musicians, and National Merit Finalists. Regardless of the sport or activity, Cathedral students always push themselves to maintain the school's tradition of excellence.
Students come to Cathedral from more than 160 schools and 75 zip codes throughout central Indiana. We've even had students drive two hours round trip each day to attend Cathedral. There's a reason. Parents know their child will receive an excellent faith-based education, superb extracurricular opportunities, and be supported and loved by phenomenal educators.