Welcome to Central Catholic High School! I’m glad you’ve decided to learn more about our community and what makes CCHS such a great place to learn. Our school is comprised of 1,300 motivated and hard working students, an extremely talented faculty and staff, engaged parents and friends, and over 16,000 proud alumni.
Central Catholic has been providing young people a first rate college preparatory education guided by the Marist philosophy for 80 solid years. As a proud graduate and former teacher, guidance counselor and advisor, I have experienced much of what CCHS has to offer. Many of our community members excel in their field, but it is the students who continually impress me the most. They are amazing artists, performers, musicians, athletes, leaders and volunteers who shape our community and live out our vision to make the world a better place. I am proud of how they support each other in their personal successes of earning a particular grade on an exam, making an athletic team and being accepted at their top choice colleges. The Central Catholic community is indeed a special place where friendships are formed and strengthened, new paths are created and excellence in and outside of the classroom is sought and supported.
I welcome you to peruse our on-line community through these pages and I encourage you to come on campus to experience Central Catholic first hand and learn about our exciting new initiatives including University and on-line classes and the innovative iPad program. Many people talk about the amazing community that is CCHS and the tradition of excellence by which we live. There is only one way to truly experience CCHS and that is in person. I hope to see you here in the halls of CCHS in the near future. You may decide that this is the next educational community you hope to join. I welcome you to begin your journey with us.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Christopher E. Merrill ’89
Director of Admissions