Who We Are
At Cretin-Derham Hall, we believe each and every student should be encouraged to grow in his or her faith and be afforded opportunities to excel academically.
Our private, Catholic high school provides an affordable, value-centered education with an all-inclusive approach. We welcome young men and women of diverse abilities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds and prepare them for a post-secondary education and life after high school.
Our values guide our daily actions and focus our efforts in creating ethical students who are prepared for the world. Learn more about our mission & values.
Faith is important in my life, which is why I chose to attend this school. CDH helps me continue to grow spiritually through learning about my faith. I also appreciate how CDH strives to make Christ the center of what we do."
- Josh Sims '20
"Teachers help me be excellent by allowing me to come to them with questions, encouraging me when I don't know something, and always making me feel important and recognized in class."
- Anamaria Cullen '20
"CDH has offered me many different opportunities to develop my leadership skills in multiple environments. Whether it be through JROTC, athletics, or clubs, great teachers and coaches have helped me learn how to motivate my peers."
- Will Domler '20
"I wish people knew how great the community is at our school. Between the different grade levels and administration, it always feels like home. The sense of community is the thing that stands out to me the most at CDH. It is present every single day within the relationships of everybody in the building."
- Izzy Ostrom '20
"I have learned the importance of serving others and putting the needs of others before my own. Our world today is faced with so many problems and with our busy lives it is often hard to pay attention to anything besides ourselves. CDH has taught me the importance of service, selflessness, and humility."
- Zach Muetzel '19
"Here at CDH we are exposed to so many different minds and ideas and cultures. There is a great deal to learn from the people you surround yourself with."
- Max Rottjakob '19
"CDH not only provides an amazing environment, but also has standards based on fairness and inclusion for all students. Teachers make it clear that they will offer support to anybody who is willing to try and optimize their own learning and development. The many activities and clubs offered are accepting of everyone regardless of race, gender, etc. This is the type of environment that I love to be a part of; one that empowers ALL to succeed."
- Julianne Mason '22