Catholic High School is a college-preparatory high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, founded in 1930 that strives to challenge boys academically while also teaching the truths of manhood – faith, integrity, and, as Father Tribou often stressed, duty.

Admission Timeline


Shadowing at CHS
Students from non-parochial schools can schedule a date to shadow a current freshman student. Shadow days are offered in the fall and winter. Prospective students arrive on the scheduled day and time and attend all afternoon classes and activities.

Open House – January
Prospective students and parents are invited to the campus to visit with teachers and learn more about the academic offerings of the school.

Senior students will provide a tour. Attendees then go to the gym to visit with the coaches and learn about the extracurricular activities offered.

Interviews – March

Student interviews will take place in March. Selected applicants, accompanied by one or both parents, will meet with the principal, Mr. Steve Straessle.

Applicants for ninth grade will be informed of acceptance or non-acceptance by the end of March.

Freshmen Orientation – April
The freshman orientation meeting, held in April, is for all incoming freshmen and their parents.  Incoming freshmen receive their entrance exam scores and learn more about what it means to be a “Catholic High boy.”

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Upcoming Events
  1. Booster Club Meeting

    December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Feast of the Immaculate Conception All School Mass

    December 8 @ 8:15 am - 9:00 am
  3. Semester Exams

    December 16 - December 18
  4. Christmas Break

    December 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm