Apply to BCHS

You’ve visited Bishop Chatard High School and talked with students and school personnel about the diverse academic programs and extracurriculars offered, and you are now ready to apply to become a Trojan! Please read the important information below before beginning your application.

How to Apply

There are 2 required parts to the BCHS application for incoming freshmen: the Placement Test and the completed Online Application with required documents. They can be completed in any order. The Financial Aid application is optional, but recommended.

  • Go High School Placment Test information

  • The Online Application with required documents
    1. Applications will be made through our PowerSchool Enrollment software. You will need to create a new PowerSchool account, even if you already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account at another school or at Bishop Chatard.
    2. Applications can be started and saved for completion later.
    3. Once you click ‘Submit’ in the online portal however, edits or additions to the application can only be made by contacting the Enrollment Department.
    4. The application can be submitted without the required documents, but the application is not complete until all required documents have been received. If you submit an application without the necessary documents, the software will email you about the missing documents and next steps you need to take.
    5. If you don’t have an electronic copy of a document, paper copies can be mailed to Bishop Chatard High School, Attn: Enrollment Office, 5885 Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220
    6. If you missed uploading a required document before you clicked ‘submit’ in the application, electronic copies can be emailed to Karen Aruta at
    7. Application deadline is December 13, 2021.

    1. 7th grade report card
    2. Most recent 8th grade report card
    3. Either the 7th Grade ILEARN scores or NWEA scores
    4. High School Placement Test scores. (If the test was taken at Bishop Chatard or a North Deanery grade school, the scores will already be on file.)
    5. Copy of Birth Certificate
    6. If applying for academic support, required documents also include the most recent ISP, IEP, CSEP or 504 and psycho-educational testing results
    7. Guardianship papers, if applicable
    Open application for incoming freshman (Class of 2026) is now closed. If you are interested in Bishop Chatard High School, please contact Karen Aruta, Enrollment Manager, at or 317-251-1451 Ext 2234.

  • Financial Aid Application(optional but encouraged)
    Bishop Chatard operates on the philosophy that ability to pay should not be a deterrent for any family seeking a Catholic education for their child. All financial assistance granted at Bishop Chatard is need-based. If your family would like to be considered for financial aid, a financial aid application made through FACTS is REQUIRED. Financial Aid Applications for the Class of 2026 incoming freshmen are due December 13, 2021.
    Go to BCHS Financial Aid Information

    Bishop Chatard also encourages all families to review the qualifications for Indiana State Choice Scholarships (vouchers) and tax credit scholarships (TCS through a SGO). In 2021/22, income eligibility for these expanded substantially and more families are now eligible.

    Financial aid information has no bearing on the acceptance of any student into Bishop Chatard High School.

    If you have questions about financial aid at Bishop Chatard, contact Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager, at

When all documents are received and your application is complete, you will receive an email from the Bishop Chatard Enrollment Office.

The Acceptance Process

  1. Receive our Acceptance Packet: Acceptance packets for the Class of 2026 will be mailed by February 1, 2022. This packet also includes a financial aid offer, if applicable.
  2. Submit a tuition deposit according to directions in the packet. This will officially indicate your intention to enroll at BCHS. The deposit is due by February 25, 2022 and can be mailed to Bishop Chatard High School, Attn: Admissions, 5885 Crittenden Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220, or delivered to the school. Deposit for 2022/23 is $350 or $500 for two or more in a family. Deposits received after the deadline will incur a $100 late fee added to the family’s final tuition statement.
  3. Select classes for the freshman year. After we receive your deposit, look for our email with instructions to make an appointment to meet with a counselor to choose freshman classes. These appointments are usually in early March.


Never hesitate to contact Karen Aruta, Enrollment Manager, at or 317-251-1451, ext. 2234 with your questions.

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