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The Admissions Process

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If you have any questions about CCHS or the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call us at 978-682-0260 ext. 612 or email us at: admissions@centralcatholic.net.



Admissions Information


Admission to Central Catholic is selective.

Candidates for grade nine may apply to Central Catholic by using the CCHS Application Portal. We also will accept the Standard Application Online (SAO) in lieu of Central’s application.

Transfer students interested in applying , please visit the Transfer Students page.

In order to apply, grade nine candidates must submit the following materials either through the Application Portal or the SAO:

  1. Application for Admission;
  2. School Records;
  3. English Teacher Recommendation;
  4. Math Teacher Recommendation;
  5. School Official Recommendation; and
  6. Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT) and/or SSAT score.

If you are using the CCHS Application Portal, you will be able to access your electronic recommendation and school records forms once you submit your Application for Admission.


Image of students with words Open House, Sunday, October 28, 12:30PM - 3:30PM

Why will YOU choose Central Catholic?


The Admissions Calendar

October

Central Catholic High School Open House
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Central Catholic High School, 300 Hampshire St., Lawrence, MA 01841

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.

Visit our Open House page for more details.

November

CCHS Entrance Exam: The Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT)
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Good luck to all students taking the exam!

Visit our Entrance Exam page for more information.

Students check in by 8:00 AM at the Central Catholic High School Main Office and should complete the exam by 11:45 AM.

The Entrance Exam will also be administered on Saturday, December 1.

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Session for Prospective Parents
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Parents are invited to learn more about the admissions process while their children take the entrance exam. A presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be provided.

December

CCHS Entrance Exam: The Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT)
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Good luck to all students taking the exam!

Visit our Entrance Exam page for more information.

Students check in by 8:00 AM at the Central Catholic High School Main Office and should complete the exam by 11:45 AM.

The Entrance Exam will also be administered on Saturday, November 17.

Admissions Information Session for Prospective Parents
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Parents are invited to learn more about the admissions process while their children take the entrance exam. A presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be provided.
Financial Aid Application Priority Date for Prospective Families
all day

Applicants who submit their financial aid application by this priority date will learn of their financial aid award with their admissions decision. 

The Financial Aid Application is available online through FACTS.

Visit the CCHS Tuition & Financial Aid Page.

Request Financial Aid.

February

Admission Decisions Released for the Class of 2023
all day

Decisions will be mailed to Class of 2023 applicants.

Once decisions are released, accepted students are invited to visit our Welcome, Class of 2023 page for more information.

Accepted Students Night ~ Class of 2023
Memorial Gymnasium Building - Gymnasium/Court - 101

Accepted students and their families are invited to revisit our campus and learn more about what makes CCHS a unique place to go to school.

Members of our community will be available to answer questions and assist accepted students in finalizing their enrollment plans.

Please visit our Welcome, Class of 2023 page!

Snow date in the case of inclement weather: Wednesday, February 13.

March

Class of 2023 Tuition Deposit & Enrollment Forms Due
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April

Class of 2023 Orientation for New Students & Parents
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Memorial Gymnasium Building - Gymnasium/Court - 101
The Class of 2023 and their parents are welcomed to CCHS through the new student and parent orientation program.

May

CCHS Preview Night for 6th & 7th Graders
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Join us on Tuesday, May 7, for our annual Preview Night for 6th & 7th Graders

Information sessions will be held at 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 7:30 PM. 

Each session is followed by a personalized tour of the CCHS campus.

June

Applications for Transfer Students Priority Due Date
all day

Applications for transfer into Grades 10 and 11 are due.

Click here for more information.

The Admissions Team

Mr. Christopher Merrill

Mr. Christopher Merrill
Director of Admissions

Mrs. Elizabeth Schroth

Mrs. Elizabeth Schroth
Assistant Director of Admissions

Mrs. Lori Stolos

Mrs. Lori Stolos
Admissions Associate