How to Apply

Cathedral 7-12 High School welcomes applications for admission from students across the City of Boston and the Greater Boston area. Cathedral is the only co-educational Catholic high school in the city of Boston serving students from grade 7 to 12.  We look for well-rounded scholars who are serious about their educational growth.

To start your admissions application at Cathedral, please follow the steps outlined below. There is no application fee.

Application Steps

  1. Apply: Submit an admissions application. There is no application fee.
    PDF Admissions Application Form
  2. Submit Transcripts and Scores: Using the release forms linked below, submit a complete application. Using the School Records and Discipline Records Release Forms, ask your current school to submit transcript information for two years, including: grades, a recommendation, discipline record, standardized test/MCAS scores, attendance record, and if applicable the student’s Individualized Education Plan/504 Plan.
    PDFSchool Records Release Form
    PDFDiscipline Records Release Form
  3. Applicants to Grade 9: Take the HSPT: Only students applying for grade 9 also take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) which will be administered at Cathedral on Saturday, November 16, 2019 and Saturday, December 7, 2019. The HSPT will also be administered elsewhere in Boston on Saturday, October 26, 2019 and Saturday, November 2, 2019. Please visit for information regarding the HSPT, how to register, the cost of the test, and for additional dates and locations of the test.
  4. Apply for Financial Aid: All applicants are required to apply for financial aid via FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment by Friday, January 17, 2020. Apply online at: Financial Aid & Grants Assessment via FACTS
  5. Interview: Admission interviews will be conducted with the Director of Admissions beginning in January and will continue as necessary.

Deadlines & Decisions

For Grade 9: Priority admissions application deadline is Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
For all other grades: Priority admissions application deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020.

Decision letters including financial aid award will be mailed during the first week of February 2020. Subsequent admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis after the first week of February based upon any remaining available seats.


If you have questions on admissions, how to apply, or would prefer a paper application packet mailed to you, please contact our admissions office at (617) 542-2325 ext 312 or

The admissions office treats applicants as individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, or sexual orientation.

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