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Welcome to Bishop Chatard’s virtual student journey! Explore this page to learn more about the Archdiocese of Indianapolis North Deanery Catholic high school. We look forward to talking with you about the outstanding academic programs and unique faith formation and extracurricular experiences that await you as a Bishop Chatard Trojan.

Develop your mind. Deepen your faith. Discover yourself.

Leadership Development

207 Students Volunteer as Bishop Chatard Ambassadors

College Preparation

$23.7 Million in Scholarships and Grants were Earned by the Class of 2021

Athletic Commitment

119 Trojans were Named Academic All-State in 2020-2021

Student Life

79% of Students are Active in Clubs and Sports

Faith Formation

95% of BCHS Students Participate in Class Spiritual Retreats

Student Diversity

Minority Students Represent 20% of the BCHS Student Body

Archdiocesan Support

BCHS is the North Deanery High School of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Bishop Chatard students are supported by over 50 years of history and tradition. Committed to our role as the Archdiocese of Indianapolis North Deanery high school, it remains our mission to serve all students who seek a Catholic education. We achieve that by maintaining an inclusive learning environment that offers innovative programs – including almost 50 honors and AP & Dual Credit courses, along with a robust Academic Support Program – that narrow learning gaps.

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Principal Hansen: 2021 Archdiocesan Principal of the Year


Bishop Chatard has a culture focused on faith formation and servant leadership that permeates everything we do.

  • All-school Mass is celebrated each week
  • Students log over 15,000 service hours annually and can participate in school-sponsored Christian service immersion trips
  • Bishop Chatards’s curriculum includes four years of Theology coursework


Bishop Chatard offers a challenging academic program, recognized as exceptional.

  • 13:1 Student-to-teacher ratio
  • 59% of 2021 graduates earned Academic Honors diplomas
  • BCHS received Indiana’s Advanced Placement Achievement Award, placing in the top 3% of Indiana high schools.


Bishop Chatard fosters an inclusive athletic program encouraging all students to challenge themselves physically, as well as academically.

  • Bishop Chatard supports 27 athletic teams
  • 78% of the student body participates in team sports
  • Trojans have won 17 IHSAA state championships

Clubs &
Student Life

Bishop Chatard believes that each individual has infinite value and welcomes a diverse group of students, providing extracurricular activities that appeal to all.

  • 79% of students participate in extracurricular clubs or activities
  • Over 35 clubs sponsor numerous student activities and engagement opportunities
  • Student leadership opportunities offered in Student Council, Peer Ministry and Ambassador programs
Bishop Chatard taught me the importance of being active in your faith and to not hide it. I have an active role to play in the world. I am not going to wait for change, instead, I will be the change.
Grace Lundy '17
I'm going to be an engineer in a globally connected world. My faith will be challenged by opposing beliefs and my mind will be challenged intellectually as I go on to college. BCHS has given me tools to protect my faith and the intellect to do whatever I set my mind to.
Thomas Hirschfeld '17

All applications to Bishop Chatard High School are completed online.  Please visit Bishop Chatard’s Enrollment webpage to apply. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Casey Delehanty,  Director of Enrollment Management, at 317-251-1451, ext. 2234, to schedule an appointment to apply.

Once a family submits a completed application (including all supplementary paperwork) the application file is reviewed by the admissions committee. All applicants are notified of their application status via U.S. mail.

Bishop Chatard High School is the high school of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis North Deanery, and enrollment numbers indicate that we are the top high school preference of families in the deanery. However, our student body represents a number of public and private middle schools. To the extent that our resources allow, we welcome all students who seek a Catholic education.

Students can sign up for a shadow day online. Parents can visit the school during our Wednesday Walk-Thrus. Please visit our shadowing information page to sign up and to learn more.

Bishop Chatard does not use the HSPT as an entrance exam. We use the test as a measuring tool, one of many tools, to determine what classes a student should take if they were to be accepted to, and attend, BCHS. Therefore, there is no specific score or range of scores that is required. As a Catholic school, we believe that all students deserve an excellent Bishop Chatard education regardless of what they score on a test.

Yes! Bishop Chatard has an excellent Academic Support program, serving 20% of the BCHS student body in 2021-2022. 31% of the Class of 2021 who participated in the program earned Academic Honor diplomas.

Please visit our academic support page for more information.

Bishop Chatard offers 20 AP classes and 4 Dual Credit classes. These courses are available to all grade levels. Visit our academics page for more information about our academic program.

Yes! Pam Nixon, Bishop Chatard’s college counselor, works closely with students to explore college options and opportunities, provide information on careers and scholarships, and assist students with the college application process. More information is available on our School Counseling page.

Yes! Below is the breakdown (based on 2021-2022 tuition rates):

Category One Student Two Students Three+ Students
Archdiocesan Rate $10,290 $18,730 $23,445
Non-Archdiocesan Rate $13,415 $24,980 $32,820

Yes! Bishop Chatard is committed to assisting any student who desires and is committed to a Bishop Chatard educational experience. All financial aid available at BCHS is based on NEED as determined by an independent service or criteria set by the state or granting organization. Learn more

Interested in learning more?

Call 317-251-1451 ext. 2234 to speak to someone from the Bishop Chatard team or complete the form below and we will be in touch with you. Thank you for your interest in Bishop Chatard High School