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Upcoming Events

July 18, 2018
  • CYO Grasshopper Camp

    July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

July 19, 2018
  • CYO Grasshopper Camp

    July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018
  • CYO Grasshopper Camp

    July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

July 21, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 22, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 23, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 24, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 25, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 26, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 27, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 28, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 29, 2018
  • BCHS Moratorium

    July 21, 2018 - July 29, 2018

July 30, 2018
  • Fall Sports Begin

    July 30, 2018

August 3, 2018
  • Staff Retreat-Offices Closed

    August 3, 2018

  • Staff retreat

    August 3, 20187:30 am - 1:00 pm

August 4, 2018
  • Senior Send-Off

    August 4, 2018

August 6, 2018
  • Staff Meetings

    August 6, 2018

  • Transfer Student Orientation

    August 6, 2018

August 7, 2018
  • Teacher Work Day

    August 7, 2018

August 8, 2018
  • First Day of School

    August 8, 2018

  • Freshmen Orientation

    August 8, 20187:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Freshmen Parent Coffee

    August 8, 20187:30 am - 8:30 am

  • Upperclassmen Orientation

    August 8, 20181:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 9, 2018
  • All-school Mass (Teaching Mass)

    August 9, 201810:15 am - 11:45 am

August 10, 2018
  • 2:10 Dismissal

    August 10, 2018

  • Football Scrimmage @ BCHS

    August 10, 2018

August 15, 2018
  • All School Mass (Assumption)

    August 15, 20189:55 am - 11:00 am

Trinity Parent Club

Bishop Chatard’s Trinity Parent Club is the school’s parent service organization, providing volunteers for many of the Bishop Chatard school and community events. Involvement in the Trinity Parent Club enables parents to stay actively involved in the lives of students while providing an invaluable resource to the Bishop Chatard School community. In the process, friendships are made and bonds are created that last well beyond your children’s high school years!

Learn more about the Trinity Parent Club

View our volunteer opportunities and signup!

Booster Clubs


Athletic Booster Club

Bishop Chatard’s Athletic Booster Club supports student athletes and programs at Bishop Chatard High School. Events are sponsored throughout the school year to encourage participation in athletics and to support the school’s over 20 sports teams. The Athletic Booster Club welcomes all parents, past parents, alumni and Trojan fans in the community to join.

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French Horn Players

Music Boosters

Bishop Chatard’s vibrant music program is supported by its Music Booster Club. View performance schedules for the school year and read about the activities of our accomplished musicians.

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Pride and Prejudice Actresses

Theater Boosters

Bishop Chatard’s Theatre Booster Club supports its student thespians and theatre department by assisting with production needs, volunteering at events and planning activities that encourage student involvement in the theatre program. New members are always welcome!

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Business Office

The business functions of Bishop Chatard High School, including tuition and financial aid, are managed by business office personnel.
The Bishop Chatard Business Office is located in the St. Benedict Center, located at the south end of the Bishop Chatard campus. Entrance to this building faces Crittenden Ave.

Meet the Business Staff

Popular Links


Intro to FACTS
Free/Reduced School Meals

How Do I Make Tuition Payments?

Bishop Chatard offers parents several tuition payment options and plans. Payments can be made through FACTS, by cash or check.

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How Do I Apply For Financial Aid?

Families seeking financial aid from Bishop Chatard are required to submit a BCHS financial aid application through FACTS to begin the process. All families who receive a BCHS financial aid award must also complete applications for Indiana Choice Scholarship (vouchers) and tax credit scholarships (SGOs).

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Quick Links

Call our toll-free absence hot line number: 844-312-4595.
Report online at go.schoolmessenger.com
–or —
Use the School Messenger app (iOS and Android versions available in your app store).

Note: The website and app will require you to set up an account using the same email address that you have provided in PowerSchool.
During your call include the following:

  1. Parent/Guardian Name
  2. Name of student and his/her class
  3. Whether the student will be late, absent or dismissed early
  4. Reason for the late arrival, absence or early dismissal
  5. Telephone number where the parent may be reached between 9 a.m. and Noon

If a student is absent from school because of illness or an emergency, a parent/guardian is required to notify the school office before 8 a.m. on the day the student is not in school.
Parents will be notified by 10 a.m. if their student is not present and we have not notification.

For the safety and well-being of all students, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has instituted safety protocols by which all employees and volunteers of its Catholic schools must abide. All adults who will be volunteering in any Bishop Chatard activity at which students are present are required to participate in this online safety training program. Please complete the Safe and Sacred Training program before you volunteer.

Have you completed Safe and Sacred at your parish?

If you have completed this program at your parish, you don’t need to complete it again. We will receive notification from the Archdiocese if you list BCHS as a primary or secondary institution when you take the test, or you may email Deacon Rick Wagner at rwagner@bishopchatard.org to let him know you’ve already taken it. You will also be able to download a certificate of completion.

Start the Program

This program is online, taking about 45 minutes to complete. The program can be accessed at safeandsacred-archindy.org


Bishop Chatard appreciates your willingness to volunteer. If you have questions about this program, please contact Deacon Rick at rwagner@bishopchatard.org.

BCHS Social worker Becky Wilde sends these resources for parents as another season of 13 Reasons starts to air in Spring, 2018.
A Letter from Mrs. Wilde to parents

13 Reasons Slideshow

How to talk to your children about the shows

Indiana Mental Wellness Resources

Any parents who believe their family may qualify for the Free and Reduced School Meal Program and other benefits such as textbook assistance may apply for this program at any time throughout the school year.
Learn More about the program and application procedure

If you qualify for free/reduced school meals, contact BCHS Guidance Counselor Pam Nixon (pnixon@bishopchatard.org) for information about SAT/ACT test fee waivers and possible college application waivers.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

Summer Community Food Program

The BCHS Technology Department recommends your student set up a personal email account that you can then use to contact him/her during the school day. (Bishop Chatard student email accounts do not receive emails from anyone outside of the BCHS system.) Students who need help setting the iPad to view a personal email account are encouraged to contact the school Tech Counter.
Healthy Fences – Engage – Equip: Read this Archdiocese Safe Environment Newsletter on the vulnerabilities of using smartphones and how you can create a safe environment for your student and his/her use.
Archdiocese Safe-Environment Newsletter (pdf)
Indiana high schools are required to keep specific student immunization information on file. Students in grades 6-12 must have appropriate documentation of the following vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap); Mongolia Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4); two Varicella (chickenpox) vaccinations appropriately spaced per CDC guidelines, documentation of disease history, or laboratory evidence of immunity.
All 12th grade students are required to have two doses of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine by the start of their senior year.
If you are unsure as to whether your student has had the shots required, please contact your family physician. BCHS will contact you if it is determined that the school needs additional information for your student.
If a student has a vaccine exemption, by law, BCHS needs a copy of that exemption.
As required under 410 IAC 33, Dan Thompson, Director of Business Operations, is designated as the Bishop Chatard High School Indoor Air Quality  Coordinator. Questions, complaints or concerns dealing with indoor air quality are to be directed to Mr. Thompson, at 317-251-1451 Ext. 2251 or at dthompson@bishopchatard.org. A copy of the basic state regulation and the Bishop Chatard High School supplement are on file in the main office. Employees, parents and students may review the regulation there or read the regulation online at the Indiana Government website: www.in.gov.
Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) brings to the forefront public policy and societal issues affecting non-public schools and families. Visit www.inpea.org for more information.

Sidney Eisgruber is the Bishop Chatard liaison. If you have any questions, contact her at eisgrubers@earthlink.net

All BCHS students are covered by an insurance plan that provides secondary coverage to existing family plans. Students are covered coming to and going from school as well as all school-sponsored activities. Further information can be obtained from Dan Thompson, Director of Business Operations, dthompson@bishopchatard.org or 317-251-1451, Ext. 2251.

RT @BCHSTrack1 ‘Miss Track and Field’: Beth Barnes! First girls state champion at Chatard! pic.twitter.com/bkelhc8Wwt

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