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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+

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.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1300
26 responses
Average ACT
28
267 responses

Leadership Academy

Cretin-Derham Hall offers a leadership academy program where 11th and 12th grade students learn about leadership skills, what qualities make an effectively leader and more. Students then develop their own leadership project, which they implement in the school or in the community.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Chill Out Week
    18%
  • Prom
    12%
  • 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
    1,000
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    84%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
    Poll
    97%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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.23 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses

    Cretin-Derham Hall Reviews

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    CDH is one of the best Catholic schools with
    a strong nurturing environment. Everyone truly cares for one another, and there are great relationships between the students, as well as between the students and teachers.
    I would implore any perspective student to visit CDH. Walk the grounds. Speak with the outstanding teachers and students. See the facilities. Wonderful institution for any student to earn a stellar education, gain ample leadership experience, and make lifelong friends!
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    Academics at Cretin-Derham Hall (CDH) continue to always be very strong. As a current Senior I would say the biggest lacking aspects of CDH are community and diversity. With being a private catholic school, there are a handful of very privileged, white students. Not saying this is a bad thing but you can make the statement that this is the majority. For the minority, it can be very hard to fit in or feel welcomed. I can also say, coming from a private school and knowing nobody, it took me a very long time to find my group and my people which really affected my mental health. I can imagine other minorities felt the same coming to CDH. I really found my love in CDH's astounding theatre program and it was my drive and love throughout high school.
    CDH is a very predominately white, religion focused, sexist, and racist school. There were definitely a lot of teachers that recognized this and had conversations about this but the actual administration of the school ignored and allowed this behavior. The most of the teachers were nice and helpful but a handful didn't care about educating students and barely did any work.