Kolbe Cathedral is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 School Year.
Admission and Financial Aid to Freshman Class
Kolbe Cathedral is committed to enrolling a diverse group of students interested in preparing for college. Students in grades seven and eight are encouraged to attend Open House, held each October. Parents with students in grade eight who are interested in attending Kolbe Cathedral must submit a completed application/test fee with $50 (test included). Applicants are able to download an application and release form (see below) or call the Admissions office to have information mailed to you. Students in grade eight must take an entrance exam, submit the most recent report card and the final report card from grade seven. Tuition for 2024-2025 is $8,650. The entrance exam is offered on a Saturday in October and November, then once a month from December through May. Please check the calendar on the school website for specific dates or call the main office to register.
Please apply for financial aid at the same time as applying for admission.
Acceptance and Registration for Freshman Year
Initial Letters of Acceptance are mailed home during the
months of December and January. Letters of Acceptance are then mailed out on a continuous “rolling” basis based on the month that a student applies. A $1,000 registration deposit is due 30 days after receipt of Letter of Acceptance. Students who are not fully registered by that time may forfeit their financial aid awards, scholarships, acceptance to Shepherds, Incorporated and placement in the Honors program. Applications for financial aid are available for download. Students who have been accepted, who qualify, and have registered may request an application for Shepherds, Incorporated.
Kolbe Cathedral welcomes and encourages applications from students who wish to transfer from other high schools. Students may submit applications with a $50 fee, the most recent report card and two letters of recommendation from their current high school. Only students with a 2.0-grade point average or better and who leave their high school in good standing will be considered. Eligible applicants will be contacted for an interview and writing sample. Transfer Applications will be accepted for September during the summer months of June, July, and August. Transfer Applications will be accepted during December and January for the Spring Semester that begins on the last Monday in January. See application packet at top of the page.
Tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is $8,650. Tuition includes textbooks and a Greater Bridgeport Transit monthly bus pass for those who live two or more miles away. Tuition is paid with either of the following methods:
- A 10-month pay schedule beginning in July.
- In one whole sum.
- With two semi-annual payments.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
To apply for financial aid online, go to: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3JNNW
All financial aid applications must be received by March 1st to be considered for assistance in the following year. Families must apply for financial aid each year of enrollment.
A variety of scholarships are available and awarded on academic merit ranging from $1,000 – $8,650 annually.
Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley Scholarship
NEW starting in the 2024/2025 academic year, Kolbe Cathedral students have graciously been extended the opportunity to receive the Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley Scholarship. The O’Malley Scholarship, established by Mary Alice and Thomas O’Malley, is intended to cover up to 80% of the tuition for Kolbe Cathedral students for whom one parent is actively employed, full time (for at least one year) as a hospital-based nurse, a firefighter or a police officer within Bridgeport or the Fairfield County.
The grant is renewable provided parents remain active in their role, students remain in good standing academically, financially and within Kolbe Cathedral’s code of conduct, and while available funding permits. Please visit the link below for the 2024-2025 application and more information. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2024 and scholarship determinations will be made in May 2024.
For more information, please view the flyer HERE.
To download an application, please click HERE.
Please submit all documents via email to
Once a student has been accepted to Kolbe Cathedral, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,000 must be submitted along with the registration form.
Payments can be made in the form of credit/debit card,
money order, official bank check, or cash. Credit card payments are accepted by phone at: 203-335-2554. Personal checks for tuition, deposit or application fee payments are not accepted.
STEPS TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION
STEP 1: Download and complete application
STEP 2: Schedule an Entrance Exam date below
STEP 3: Download Release/Recommendation form and have 8th grade school complete
STEP 5: File online for Financial Aid HERE
Schedule Entrance Exam
Click the link below to schedule an entrance exam.
Upcoming Dates: February 17, 2024
Kolbe Cathedral is a part of the Diocese of Bridgeport Testing Cooperative. An applicant who takes the test at Fairfield Prep, Notre Dame Fairfield, St. Joseph’s, Immaculate, or Kolbe Cathedral can designate (during exam administration) to have their scores sent to up to three additional schools from the Cooperative.
Forms & Documents