About Catholic High

Catholic High School for Boys was founded by Bishop John B. Morris of the Diocese of Little Rock in 1930 to ensure that Catholic boys of the Little Rock area had access to quality Catholic secondary education. More than three-quarters of a century later, CHS continues its tradition of aiding boys’ spiritual growth and providing quality academics.

Quick Facts



  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, the state capital
  • Type: Catholic, Diocesan, Inter-parochial, four-year, college-preparatory
  • Present Enrollment: 746, grades 9 through 12
  • Faculty: 42
  • Calendar: Four 9-week grading periods, two 18-week semesters, 50-minute class periods, 5 days per week
  • ACT and College Board Code Number: 041 420
  • Accreditation: Arkansas Non-Public School Accrediting Association, Inc.


Highest Level Courses

  • English: English IV (British Literature and Writing)
  • Math: Trigonometry/Calculus
  • Physical Science: Physics
  • Foreign Language: French II, Latin II, Spanish IV
  • Biological Science: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fine Arts: Survey of Art/Music
  • Social Studies: American Government and Politics


Policy Statement on Academics

Catholic High School, selective in admissions, offers only college-preparatory courses. None of these courses, no matter how advanced or difficult, is labeled “Honors” or “Advanced” because of our conviction that such labels promote an intellectual elitism, and because those students in courses not so labeled are disposed to believe they are inferior and that less is expected of them.


Class of 2015 — Class Size 173

98% are presently attending 4-year colleges
14% attend college in states other than Arkansas
40% have received offers of academic scholarships


Testing (Senior Mean Scores)

  • Mean Scores
  • SAT Critical Reading
  • SAT Math
  • SAT Writing
  • ACT Composite
  • 2013
  • 598
  • 623
  • 590
  • 24.4
  • 2014
  • 586
  • 590
  • 573
  • 24.5
  • 2015
  • 619
  • 579
  • 572
  • 24.9


(95% or more of our juniors and seniors take the SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests and/or ACT.)
Other tests available to Catholic High Students: STS High School Placement (required);
PSAT/NMSQT; Advanced Placement

Recent News

Upcoming Events
  1. SAT Exam

    June 1
  2. ACT Exam

    June 8
  3. ACT Exam

    July 13
  4. College Application Workshop

    July 22 - July 25