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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
550 South Albert St
St. Paul, MN 55116
Telephone
(651) 696-3309

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$13,575
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid
From Cretin-Derham Hall

Located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in the heart of the Twin Cities, Cretin-Derham Hall offers students a supportive environment with a rigorous academic program and a wide array of extracurriculars. The school, which also offers international student boarding through Amerigo Education, features a highly praised fine-arts program, a successful athletics program, an award-winning curriculum where students can pursue courses for university credit and a strong STEM program. In addition, the Leadership Academy provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply leadership skills.

Cretin-Derham Hall Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
21 responses
Average ACT
28
244 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Chill Out Week
    20%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Justice Week
    11%
  • Senior Night Events
    11%
  • Silverbelle
    10%
  • Christmas in the commons
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,024
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
    96%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
    Poll
    97%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
    Poll
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $68,807
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $939
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $264,461
    National
    $184,700

    Cretin-Derham Hall Reviews

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    I had a fine experience at Cretin Derham Hall. Academically, I was challenged by the material in a positive way. The teachers so genuinely want you to succeed and care about you.
    However, some of the things I didn't appreciate was the lack of diversity. One thing that makes me sick to my stomach is the segregation in the cafeteria. There was literally a table of almost all the black students in my grade. The student bodies ' general acceptance of this fact is disgusting. CDH is also very cliquey. The only sports they care about is boys basketball and football.
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    CDH has a rich history which is honored and made known to those connected to the school. The JROTC program is excellent, there is a decent selection of dual enrollment options, it is easy to take AP courses, and the college counselors are very experienced. CDH has a recognizable name and is affordable compared to other private schools in the area. Most teachers actually deeply care about their students.
    CDH has both strengths and weaknesses. However, there is one glaring weakness that everybody complains about but is never addressed. This weak spot is the out-of-touch administration. The deans are good, but their superiors cause frustration. They don't know how to talk to students, causing them to make a mockery of themselves and appearing less legitimate. Their decisions are not explained well, if not obviously catering to benefactors and aloof to student concerns. Due to this, I think, there has been a significant decrease in school spirit within the last three years.
    I am truly amazed CDH hasn’t exploded from the sheer amount of incompetence contained within. The administration are at the most basic levels, leaders. CDH likes to tout leadership as a strength of the school, wether through the admittedly excellent JROTC program or extracurricular activities and sports, the school makes it clear that leadership is important to them. So why are the administration such poor leaders? All school events are almost always bungled, deans and principals are entirely out of touch with the student body, and any form of communication from the top down (when the administration feels like communicating) is too little too late. Policies are made for alumni and donors first, parents and students second. There are few AP offerings and overall academics are not commensurate with tuition.