4630 N. Rome Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33603 | p. 813-870-0860 | f. 813-877-9136


Welcome to the Tampa Catholic Office of Admission!

We are excited that your son or daughter is considering being a part our school family. The application process is the first step into TC’s tradition of Faith, Excellence, and Family. 

Today, approximately 780 students are enrolled at Tampa Catholic, representing all of the cultural and socioeconomic diversity that gives Tampa its character. Our rich academic tradition and focus on inspiring faith filled, well-rounded citizens has made Tampa Catholic one of the best high schools in Tampa.

We hope to share our knowledge and understanding of Tampa Catholic’s mission, academic successes, school standards and our expectations for members of our school community. Our goal is to manage the entire admission process in a friendly and efficient manner and promise to treat your application with care and dignity.

From application to enrollment, our Admission Team looks forward to engaging, educating and guiding your family through this significant time of transition into high school and the admissions process.

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and getting to know your family. 

See the information below about our shadowing program - Crusader for a day and the Open House.  There’s never been a more exciting time to be a Crusader!

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Prospective 9th Grade Students - APPLY NOW!

Thank you for considering Tampa Catholic High School for the education of your child. Please use the link  Admissions Process to help you navigate the online application process.

Entrance Exam -Class of 2022 HSPT Admission Test Dates - Nov. 4th & Dec. 2nd. Sign-up for the HSPT test is part of the on-line Application form. Students needing extended time for testing must provide a copy of a current support plan/IEP/504 prior to test date.

This HSPT admissions test may only be taken once. HSPT scores may be shared with other schools using the same test at parent request.

Pope Francis Merit Scholarship Award -The Tampa Catholic High School Pope Francis Merit Scholar Award is designed to attract and retain students whose scores on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) are in the top 1-2% nationwide and who demonstrate exceptional scholastic ability.

Tampa Catholic High School will provide Pope Francis Merit Scholarship recipients with an annual award for each of their four years at Tampa Catholic.  Pope Francis Merit Scholar awards are separate from and, in some cases, supplementary to need-based financial aid awards offered by the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Tampa Catholic High School. These awards are offered at varying levels.  

To renew the award each year, a Pope Francis Merit Scholar must achieve the following: Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 / Be enrolled in Honors, Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses in English, Math, Science and Social Studies / Complete all required community service by the designated dates / Remain free of serious disciplinary referral / If the scholarship is rescinded for any reason, it cannot be renewed in a subsequent year

Transfer Students (Grade 10, 11, 12)

Semester 2 transfer applications are available now for admission in January 2018. Please use the link Admissions Process to help you navigate the online application process. Email Mrs. Copestick or Mrs. Singletary  or call the Admission office at 813-870-0860 if you have any questions or concerns.

Crusader For A Day (Shadow Program) 

No cost on-line sign-up - APPLY NOW

8th grade students have the opportunity to become a Tampa Catholic High School student from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Lead by a team of Student Ambassadors, prospective students participate in academic activities, learn about extracurricular opportunities, Crusader athletics and enjoy a lunch provided by TC.

We believe that this program is a valuable instrument to help students identify important questions that arise when making their high school selection. This program also serves to encourage students to excel during their eighth grade year as it plays a significant role in their high school course selections. 

Students should wear school appropriate clothing or their school uniform. 

Crusader for a day will be held on:                                     

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 (At Capacity - please choose the November 16th date)
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 (At Capacity - please choose the November 16th date)
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017  



You are invited to our Open House!

Tampa Catholic administrators, teachers and staff welcome you to an evening of excellence as you view our beautiful campus and hear about our academic programs, athletic teams, clubs and activities.  For prospective students and their families. No cost on-line sign-up at  APPLY NOW

 November 9, 2017 (two sessions - same date)

4:30 - 6:15 pm and 7:00 - 8:45 pm


Tuition Information (2017-18)

View complete information on Tuition / Finance.  2018-19 updates available mid November.

Accepting Admission/Registration

Congratulations!  Students taking the November 4th or December 2nd HSPT test will receive admissions status in Mid-February.  Transfer students are on a rolling committee review/admission status.

When an applicant receives an acceptance letter to Tampa Catholic High School, he or she will also receive instructions for online enrollment/registration, as well as tuition and financial aid information. Visit I've Been Accepted for more information.


Sherry Copestick
Director of Admission
813.870.0860 ext. 232

Maggie Singletary 
Admission Specialist
813.870.0860 ext. 121

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