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Welcome to Bishop Chatard High School, the Archdiocesan High School of the North Deanery of Indianapolis, Indiana. Located in the suburban north-east quarter of the city, our school serves students from ten surrounding parish elementary schools.

2014 School of Excellence

school of excellence medal

Bishop Chatard was honored as a 2014 School of Excellence by the Catholic Education Honor Roll, part of the Cardinal Newman Society. Only 71 Catholic high schools in the nation received the honor this year. Schools are awarded the designation based on the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs and excellence in academics. Read more

2016/17 'A' School

IN Department of Education

Bishop Chatard earned an 'A' letter grade in Indiana Department of Education's 2016/2017 School Accountability Grades. This is the seventh consecutive year the school has received this designation.

"Indiana's A-F model holds schools and corporations to a higher standard and provides a more accurate picture of their performance by incorporating student academic growth and graduation rates, as well as college and career readiness, as measures of success."

We are a 4-STAR SCHOOL

4 star school 2012/2013

Bishop Chatard High School has been named a Four Star School of Indiana for the 2016/2017 school year. This is the fifth consecutive year BCHS has received this honor.

The Four Star School designation is designed by the Department of Education to recognize great schools in Indiana. To receive Four Star designation, a school must receive an 'A' on the state's A-F accountability system, have excellent ISTEP pass rates, carry an overall high graduation rate (if applicable), and show success in closing achievement gaps. A total of 238 schools received the award for the 2016/2017 school year.

AdvancEd Accredited


Bishop Chatard is accredited by AdvancEd, the largest community of education professionals in the world.

We are also guided by the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools as well as the Five Principles of Catholic Identity in Education.

BCHS is committed to the education of the whole person. While emphasis is placed on academics, students deepen their faith through retreats, liturgical celebrations, and service projects. They strive to develop their talents and interests through a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities.

Advanced Placement Award

Indiana Department of Education

Bishop Chatard High School was recognized in 2017 by the Indiana Dept. of Education for exemplary performance on Advanced Placement exams in 2016. A school must have at least 25 percent of a graduating class receive a 3 or higher on an AP exam to receive the Advanced Placement Award from Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick, and Bishop Chatard's Class of 2016 had 46 percent reach this level of achievement. BCHS was among the highest-achieving schools in the state. View list of 2016 recipients

Browse the links on the right or left to learn more about us. You'll see why Bishop Chatard students can answer:

Are you proud to be a Trojan? "Yes, we are".

National Excellence Award

National School of Excellence

2016/17 A School
2016/17 4-Star School

Indiana Dept. of Education


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The Archdiocesan High School of the Indianapolis North Deanery

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