Student & Parent Information
Cathedral 7-12 High School is committed to fully engaging all students and family members with each scholar’s education. In addition to the resources here, Cathedral employs a full-time Director of Family & Community Engagement to answer your questions.
School Year Calendar
Download the 2016-2017 School Year Calendar as a quick reference to school holidays, early release days, and other critical dates for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Student & Family Guidebook
Download a copy of the Student and Family Guidebook for the 2016-2017 academic year. This guidebook contains helpful information, including calendars and faculty directory, as well as the school’s expectations, policies, and resources.
A selection of key Cathedral High School forms are available here for electronic download.
Academic & Administrative Forms
Students are expected to wear uniforms are all times during the academic day. Uniforms must be purchased from J. B. Edwards Uniform which has a new location starting April 28, 2015: 28 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
Announcements concerning the closing of Cathedral High School, due to inclement weather or other circumstances, are made through the schools IRIS alert system. Parents will receive automated calls, text messages, and emails to the emergency contact information provided at the start of the school year. Weather related closings are also broadcast through Boston radio station WBZ, and TV stations 4, 5, 7, and 25 in the early morning. Look specifically for “Cathedral High School” in the list of closures.
Announcements may also be posted to this website and to the school’s social media channels.
Most students take public transportation to and from Cathedral High School. The school is located on the SL4 and SL5 Silver Line busses at the Union Park Street stop.
As of July 15, 2016, the MBTA has made several changes to the Student Pass Program. Please read this update letter from MassDOT.
MBTA Passes Students are eligible for monthly student MBTA passes valid for unlimited travel on Bus, Subway, Express Bus, and Commuter Rail Zones 1A, 1, and 2 on school days. Students who are in grades 7 and 8 who live in the Boston Public Schools North Zone and live more than 1.5 miles from the school receive the passes for free. Students in grades 9 through 12 who live within the city of Boston and live more than two miles from Cathedral High School also receive the passes for free. Eligibility for a free pass is determined by the student’s address of record with the school. All other students are provided the opportunity to purchase the student MBTA passes from the school at a cost of $30 per month. Students must bring in cash or check (payable to Cathedral High School) to the main office during the last ten school days of the month to obtain a pass for the following calendar month.
Students who do not utilize the MBTA frequently may opt to use the MBTA “S Card” instead of a monthly student pass. The “S Card” is a Student CharlieCard which may be loaded in advance with money at any MBTA CharlieCard machine and permits students to use the MBTA at the reduced student fare (about 50% off standard fares). Lost monthly passes and “S Cards” may be replaced, usually within 72 hours, by contacting the main office.