Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy

Dates & Deadlines

Class of 2026 Timeline


Early April 2022 – Notification of Financial Aid

Families will be notified of their Diocesan Financial Aid Awards and their Cathedral Prep Financial Aid Awards via email.

April 18, 2022 – $100 Tuition Deposit Deadline

Incoming freshmen should have their deposit submitted by this date.

May 2 & 3, 2022 – Incoming Freshmen Scheduling Nights – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Students and parents can attend either night and prepare their 9th grade academic schedules which includes choosing electives and foreign language selections. Details and tentative schedules will be mailed to all accepted students beforehand.

May 7, 2022 – Math/Science Placement Tests – 8:30 a.m.

These optional placement tests are for incoming freshmen that want to test out of Accelerated Algebra and Integrated Science Honors.  Students that successfully pass the tests could be placed in Advanced Geometry and/or Biology Honors for 9th grade. Concepts covered on the exams and other details will be mailed to all accepted students beforehand. 

May 16th – May 19th – Virtual Uniform Measuring by FlynnO’Hara Uniforms

Families will have the opportunity of scheduling a Zoom meeting with a FlynnO’Hara representative to ensure uniform measurements are done properly.  Details will be provided to all families in advance.

May 16th – May 27th – 10% Discount on all FlynnO’Hara Uniform Orders

All families that place a Cathedral Prep uniform order with FlynnO’Hara Uniforms between May 16th and May 27th will receive a 10% discount.  Please note, all uniform garments must be purchased through FlynnO’Hara Uniforms. 

May 18, 2022 – Parent Orientation @ Cathedral Prep – 5:30 p.m.

The Parent Orientation will be an informational session for parents which will cover academic expectations, uniform ordering, tuition payment options, and several other topics that will assist parents through the completion of the enrollment process. 

May 22, 2022 – Class of 2026 Waldameer Party

All incoming freshmen in attendance will be provided a FREE pass to Waldameer, a FREE lunch, and a FREE Class of 2026 t-shirt.  Details will be mailed to all accepted students in advance. 

June 3, 2022 – Tuition Arrangements Due (FACTS Payment Plans)

Invoices and payment plan options will be sent via email.

June 27, 2022 – Incoming Freshmen Summer School Begins

Students required to attend summer school will be provided details in advance. 

July 13, 2022 – Party @ The Hag (Hagerty Family Events Center) for the Cathedral Prep Class of 2026 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

All Cathedral Prep incoming freshmen are invited to The Hagerty Family Events Center for an evening full of fun, games, food, music, and more.

July 15, 2022 – First Tuition Payment Due via FACTS

Please contact Enrollment Management Office with any questions.

July 22, 2022 – Incoming Freshmen Summer School Ends

September 6, 2022 – Freshman Orientation – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. @ Cathedral Prep

All Cathedral Prep freshmen are required to attend Freshman Orientation which will allow them to meet their teachers and classmates prior to the first day of classes.

September 7, 2022 – First Day of Classes for All Students

All Cathedral Prep students are expected to be in attendance, in full uniform. 

September 11, 2022 – Class of 2026 Welcome Mass – 10:00 a.m. @ Hagerty Family Events Center

All Cathedral Prep freshmen and their families are invited to celebrate Mass. Students and families are strongly encouraged to take part in this tradition of celebrating Mass as a group as we begin the new school year.

If you have questions about any of the above dates or events, please contact Mr. Tim Dougherty, Vice President of Enrollment Management, by phone at (814) 453-7737, Ext. 3 or by email at  You can also contact Ms. Christine Uht, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, by phone at (814) 453-7737, Ext. 3239, or by e-mail at