CDH At-A-Glance

Here’s a quick look at a few facts and stats about Cretin-Derham Hall.


  • Catholic
  • Coed—grades 9-12
  • College Preparatory—To better meet the needs of our students, we offer a wide range of course levels from college prep, advanced, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP), CIS (College in the Schools)
  • 1:1 iPad program
  • Monthly mass and prayer service; daily 7:15 a.m. liturgy

Student Body

  • 920 total students in grades 9-12 
  • 48% male/52% female 
  • 24% students of color 
  • 74% Catholic
  • Students come from more than 119 different grade schools

Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1

Average Class Size: 19

2023-24 Tuition: $16,105—The tuition includes registration, books, and some activities. 

Financial Aid: In 2022-23, $3.1 million in financial aid was distributed.

Location and Transportation: The campus is located in a residential area of St. Paul, MN, in the Highland Park neighborhood. Students in St. Paul who live more than a mile from the school receive a bus card from MTC to ride the bus for free. Other school districts reimburse for a portion of their transportation cost. Carpool information is available through our Admissions office.


  • 152 courses; students are enrolled in courses that challenge their ability
  • We offer 17 AP classes and 10 dual enrollment courses for college credit from the University of Minnesota and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
  • For students needing more assistance we offer an Academic Support Program with 4 specialists.

Athletics & Activities

  • 27 varsity sports plus intramural sports
  • 57 activities and clubs, along with additional service and leadership opportunities
  • Member of the Suburban East Conference


  • Ryan Stem Center
  • Classrooms equipped with LCD projectors and Apple TV's
  • State of the art theater and black box theater
  • Digital and film photography studios
  • Ceramic, painting, and drawing studios
  • Turf field for football, lacrosse, soccer, and softball; baseball fields
  • Field house with three full size basketball courts
  • 10,000 sq. ft. fitness center
  • Versatile, spacious, band room and choir room with exceptional acoustics
  • Campus-wide wireless network
  • Science labs equipped with digital microscopes and 3D printer