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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
Upcoming Admissions Events
Class of 2022 Applications Available
9/8/2017
Applications for students applying for the fall of 2018 will be available on this day.
Please click here for information on applying to CCHS.
Location: Office of Admissions
Contact: Mr. Christopher Merrill

Merrimack Valley Catholic High School Fair
9/26/2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Admissions representatives from area Catholic high schools are available to meet with prospective students regarding their academic and student life programs. Registration is not required.
Location: South Wing - Baroni Multipurpose Hall - 212
Contact: Mr. Christopher Merrill
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Central Catholic High School Open House
10/29/2017
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to explore the CCHS campus; meet our teachers, counselors, students and staff; see science experiments in action; talk with coaches and advisors; and get a true feel of what makes Central Catholic so special. More information to come on our Open House page.
Contact: Mr. Christopher Merrill
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CCHS Entrance Exam: The Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT)
11/18/2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More details on exam registration will be posted when available. Good luck to all students taking the exam!
Contact: Mr. Christopher Merrill
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CCHS Entrance Exam: The Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT)
12/2/2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More details on exam registration will be posted when available. Good luck to all students taking the exam!
Contact: Mr. Christopher Merrill
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Student Life Photos
Class of 2017 Freshman Day in 2013
210 Images
1926 Views
Published: 5/23/2017
Outdoor Adventure Club - Mount Kearsarge 2017
79 Images
198 Views
Published: 5/22/2017
Spring Spirit Rally 2017
85 Images
206 Views
Published: 5/18/2017
Project Rebuild  2017
48 Images
267 Views
Published: 4/28/2017
Marist Day of Service 2017
45 Images
354 Views
Published: 3/30/2017
Raider Robotics: Vex Starstruck Tournament, Jan. 2017
17 Images
489 Views
Published: 1/23/2017
The Baseball Team\'s 2016 Christmas Party for Local Children
Winter Band Concert 2016
145 Images
427 Views
Published: 12/21/2016
\"Arsenic and Old  Lace\" - Fall 2016
78 Images
1300 Views
Published: 12/20/2016
Thanksgiving Day Football Game 2016
97 Images
1256 Views
Published: 11/30/2016
Girls Soccer: State Championship & Perfect Season
146 Images
1047 Views
Published: 11/21/2016
Blood Drive 2016
16 Images
415 Views
Published: 11/18/2016
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Seeking more information about CCHS? 
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@centralcatholic.net.
The Admissions Team
Mr. Christopher Merrill
Director of Admissions
978-682-0260 ext. 605
Grad Year: 1989

Mrs. Elizabeth Schroth
Assistant Director of Admissions
978-682-0260 ext. 626

Mrs. Kelly Doherty
Administrative Assistant
978-682-0260 ext. 612


Freshmen at Central Catholic are welcomed into a new and highly engaging learning environment. Teaching and learning at CCHS have been substantially transformed by our wireless, one-to-one student computing program. Click here for the iPad Resources page with video tutorials and links to the required apps (and to see the list of upcoming Class of 2021 iPad sessions).