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Admissions for 2017-2018 Open Now
Admission to Cathedral High School is a simple, three-step process:
Step One: Submit an Admissions Application
Start your Admissions process by completing and submitting this brief Application Form.
Step Two: TACHS Exam/Placement Test

Admissions to Cathedral High School is based on the performance on the TACHS (Test for Admissions into Catholic High Schools) and on a student’s 6th, 7th, and 8th grade report cards.

The TACHS Exam is taken by current 8th graders and is administered each November. You can register for the exam online at, or by calling 1-866-61TACHS. 

Students may list Cathedral as their first, second or third choice on the TACHS. Scholarship consideration is given to students who place Cathedral first or second.

  • Cathedral’s TACHS code is 202.
  • For NJ Residents: You may take the COOP exam in place of the TACHS exam and the same instructions apply. You may register for this exam online at or by calling 1-888-921-COOP. NJ residents should request that their schools send their applicant records to Cathedral and Cathedral will request their COOP scores.
Students who did not take the TACHS or the COOP exams must complete an Admissions Application and submit it along with their Applicant Record. Once Cathedral has received your completed Application, you will be required to take our placement exam. The cost for the placement test is $50 (cash only). After the exam, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of your admissions status.

Step Three: Submit Recommendation Letters (Optional)

Teacher recommendation letters are accepted but not mandatory. If you would like to submit them, please use our Teacher Recommendation form.


  •  August 21, 2017: TACHS Registration Opens
  •  October 16, 2017: TACHS Online and Telephone Registration Deadline
  •  November 3, 2017: TACHS Exam
  •  January 10, 2018: Release of High School Admissions Notices
  •  March 7, 2018: Registration Day for Cathedral High School

Request More Information

  1. Click here to rsvp for our next Open House on Sunday, October 22, 2017! Come and meet the Cathedral High School Community and discuss in-person any questions you may have.
  2. Request more information phone at (212) 688-1545
  3. Fill in the form below to request more information online:



Tuition and Fees for the 2017-18 School Year


  • Tuition*: $8,795
  • Registration Fee: $145
  • Student & Book Fee: $795

All fees are non-refundable. 

*Tuition is payable in full upon registration or in 10 monthly installments of $879.50 through FACTS Tuition Management Company. Payments are billed from June 2017 to March 2018. There is a FACTS service fee of $45 per year.

Scholarships and Financial Aid are available: click here to learn more.

Transfer Students

Cathedral High School accepts qualified transfer students into the freshman, sophomore and junior years. Senior transfers are rarely considered, except in the case of a student moving to New York from outside the area or other special circumstances.

Typical transfer students will have good grades and show good conduct, dedication and hard work. There is no entrance exam for transfer students. The majority of students who wish to transfer mid-school year will not be accepted until January unless special circumstances apply.

To complete your application take the following steps:

  1. Fill in this Transfer Student Admissions Application (note: admission into Cathedral High School is not guaranteed).
  2. Include academic transcripts from the previous three academic school years (including current year). If you are applying before the end of a school year and an official transcript is not available, send copies of the most current report card along with the two years prior.
  3. Submit the requested information to the address provided on the application form.
  4. Teacher recommendation letters are accepted but not mandatory. If you would like to submit them please use our Teacher Recommendation form.

Once Cathedral has received your completed application, it will be reviewed and filed. You will be contacted by phone regarding your application process. You and your parent/guardian may be asked to come in for an interview. If you have any questions regarding this process please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Velez at (212) 688-1545, extension 224, or by emailing her at