Cathedral High School

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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 via online at or via telephone at 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 via online at or via telephone at 1-888-921-COOP. NJ residents should request that their schools send their applicant records to Cathedral and Cathedral will request their COOP scores.
For students taking the TACHS or the COOP exams, there is no separate application form required.
For students who did not take the TACHS or the COOP exams you must complete the Applications for Admissions and submit that along with the Applicant Record. Once Cathedral has received your completed application, you 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.
Recommendation Letters:
Please know that teacher recommendation letters are accepted but not mandatory. If you would like to submit them please use our Teacher Recommendation form.