“As a parent and an educator, I feel blessed that our sons had the opportunity to attend such a wonderful school that prepared them for adulthood academically, socially, culturally, morally and spiritually. I encourage you and your family to take the time to consider Elder High School for your son; you may find that it is home as my sons did.”

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 2023. Any questions can always be directed to our Admissions Staff.

Applying to Elder High School

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  • 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 7, 2018.
  • 2. Complete the 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 print and complete a Records Release Form and return it to Elder by December 1.
  • 3. Register for the High School Placement Test (HSPT)

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

    The Class of 2023 HSPT will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Registration will open in September 2018.

    HSPT Prep Course
    Elder High School offers HSPT prep courses for boys entering 8th grade. Dates for this year's courses are July 30-August 2 (Session I) and August 6-9 (Session II). Visit our Admissions Events page to register.
  • 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

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