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Exploring Jesuit Colleges & Universities

Exploring Jesuit Colleges & Universities

Thank you to the Jesuit colleges and universities who visited the Central Catholic campus on April 28 for our annual Jesuit College Fair for Juniors, sharing their expertise and college cultures with the CCHS Class of 2023.


Students in bleachers listening to college reps
Students at table with college rep
Students looking at college brochures
Students at table with college rep

The students asked important questions regarding the process of applying to college, available academics, and possible financial aid prospects.

Photo Album: Jesuit College Fair 2022


Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities

Colleges in attendance


The CCHS School Counseling Team

The School Counseling Team

The School Counseling Team is excited to present these possibilities to our students and to work with juniors on how to make the most of college fair opportunities. 

Junior Year: Exploring College Possibilities

Students wearing their college shirts on college sweartshirt day

The college exploration process begins in earnest during a student's junior year at Central Catholic.

Juniors can attend college conferences in the fall (over 100 colleges visit Central Catholic annually), and the college exploration process officially kicks off in January.

Juniors prepare for and take standardized tests, including the PSAT, the SAT, and the ACT. The PSAT, taken in the fall, provides an outstanding indication of how prepared students are for the SAT’s. Students are given the opportunity to take a full-length practice ACT in January and receive a composite score on that same day.

In addition, juniors take the SAT each April during our SAT School Day program

The Counseling Office conducts several seminars and parent nights throughout the year to ensure students and families have the information and support they need to succeed.

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.