Preparing for Life- Since 1922

Elder High School is a comprehensive Catholic high school committed to educating young men in grades 9-12.  We welcome students regardless of race, color, religious preference, and national or ethnic origin.  Young men who wish to be part of the Elder High School community will find an academically challenging and spiritually enriching environment. With rigorous academics and a spirited campus life, we challenge students to develop the character, critical-thinking skills and values to be a positive force in the world.

Admissions Checklist

The checklist below contains due dates and important information for those interested in becoming part of the Elder High School class of 2025. Any questions can always be directed to our Admissions Staff.
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Applying to Elder High School

List of 4 items.

  • 1. Complete an Admissions Application

    Click here to login and fill out the online application. If you don't already have a login, you will be prompted to create one before proceeding with the application.

    Students who wish to receive Special Education Services at Elder must indicate so on their application and provide their most recent Evaluation Team Report and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Service Plan (ISP) to Elder by December 4, 2020.
  • 2. Complete a Records Release Form for the following records:

    In order for Elder High School to receive your son's school records, including report cards, attendance and disciplinary records, standardized test data, etc., please provide a completed Records Release Form to your grade school by November 13.

    The Archdiocese of Cincinnati provides a Records Release Form to each of its grade schools. Parochial school students should request a form from their respective grade schools. Public school students may print and use Elder's form by clicking here.
  • 3. Register for the Archdiocesan High School Entrance & Placement Test

    All incoming freshmen interested in attending Elder High School or any Archdiocesan high school must take the Archdiocesan High School Entrance & Placement Test.  Students may take the test at any Archdiocesan high school and have the option of sending their results to three different schools.

    ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEST IS SUSPENDED FOR ADMISSION INTO THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

    Entrance & Placement Test Prep Course
    Elder High School offers test prep courses for 8th grade students. These courses are suspended for the fall of 2020 since the test will not be used as qualification for admission, but will be offered again in the fall of 2021.
  • 4. Apply for Scholarships & Financial Aid (optional)

    Visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page to learn more about our tuition assistance program, scholarships, and more.

Admissions Office

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Brian Hiles

    Mr. Brian Hiles 

    Director of Admissions
    513-921-3427
  • Photo of Joseph Pieper

    Mr. Joseph Pieper 

    Admissions Coordinator
    513-921-3429
  • Photo of Beverly Lezcano Flaherty

    Mrs. Beverly Lezcano Flaherty 

    Hispanic Liaison/Admin. Asst.
    513-921-3435
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