“(We are) preparing our students for better days to come.” – Basil Moreau, Founder, Congregation of Holy Cross
Dear Cathedral Family,
In less than a week, we will kick off the 101st year of Cathedral High School! We are thrilled to welcome the 265 members of the Class of 2023 to ‘The Hill.’ Our freshmen class represents 73 schools, 15 cities, and nine counties. Everywhere they turn, freshmen will find teachers, administrators, and upperclassmen who are excited to help and show them ‘The Cathedral Way.’ Our theme this year is Family, and it doesn’t take newcomers long to discover Cathedral is a wonderful family, full of people who are willing to help and make sure our freshmen (and all of our students) have a great high school experience.
It was a spectacular summer for Camp Cathedral! Camp Cathedral is a robust, thriving program that supports our mission at Cathedral High School. This summer, we offered 32 sports camps and 57 enrichment camps, for a total of 89 choices. There were a total of 808 families who participated this year. Of those families, Cathedral welcomed 1,032 campers! Special thanks to Camp Director Anthony Ernst and all of the teachers, students, and friends of Cathedral who worked so hard to ensure another successful summer camp season.
We also welcomed 227 students to our High School Placement Test Academy. The HSPT Academy is well known for helping eighth graders improve their scores on the High School Placement Test Exam. Thank you to the teachers who led the academy and the admissions team for making sure eighth grade students, who came to us from 30 schools across central Indiana, felt welcomed on campus.
As all of you know, we also met with faculty, students, and parents over the summer to discuss Cathedral’s termination of a teacher. We are holding a similar forum for alumni and past parents in a couple of weeks. We thank everyone who has shown support and concern during what has been a painful time for Cathedral High School. I can assure you this is not the end of the process. We vow to continue to listen and discern the best way to serve our students and our community as a Catholic, Holy Cross school which is committed to living Christ’s teaching to love one another. As our school has so often done, we will use this difficult issue as an opportunity to be even better.
Basil Moreau, Founder of Congregation of Holy Cross said, “(We are) preparing our students for better days to come.” And that, my friends, is where our primary focus must be at this time—on our students. We are committed to making sure our students have a phenomenal 2019-20 school year. We are dedicated in a passionate way to preserving and building upon the great legacy of Cathedral High School as we plan for this year and years to come.
Thank you, as always, for your steadfast support, and please join me in thanking God for our 100-plus years and humbly asking Him for many, many more.