HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT RESOURCES
The search for your perfect high school begins early. By the fall of the 7th grade year students should already be visiting any high schools in which they may have an interest during their scheduled Open Houses and, if possible, during other admissions events, sporting events, concerts, plays, etc. You can learn a lot by visiting a high school's website, but to really find out about the character of that high school, you need to get inside and talk to people.
Below you will find a calendar of the Open House events of many of the Catholic high schools throughout Chicago's northwest side, as well as others which our alumni have gone on to, or expressed interest in. Please note that there may be schools you are interested in that are not on this list. If that is the case, then we strongly encourage you to visit their website to see when they are hosting an open house or shadow days. Open Houses are typically concentrated in the Fall. We will update the calendar as we hear from individual schools, but it is important to double check on their websites to confirm dates and times as schools occasionally make changes after their original posting.
As well, the Archdiocese website has an alphabetical list off all of the Catholic school open houses in the system.
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM
The Catholic High School Entrance Exam will be administered on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8 a.m. Students may register for the test beginning on November 18, 2017. Consult the Catholic high school where the student wishes to enroll for the 2018/2019 school year for information on the pre-registration process. The entrance exam fee is $25 payable either by cash or check to the school administering the exam. To find a high school where you would like to take the test, visit our Find a School locator.