Thank you for your interest in Tampa Catholic High School
We are a Community of Faith, Excellence and Family
We truly appreciate your interest in Tampa Catholic. It's a great time to be a Crusader! We foster the individual talent of each student and pursue excellence in all grade levels! Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging health situation. We are available to help you navigate the admissions process and answer any questions you may have.
Applications for the class of 2025 are OPEN! Click here to create your online account to complete a 9th Grade application or request information regarding the admission process.
Important Admission Dates for the Class of 2025:
FACTS Grant and Aid applications are open
Completed files (applications, supporting documents, HSPT) are evaluated
Admission decision notifications are sent after admissions committee review
After May 1st - HSPT at Huntington Learning Center - contact Admissions Office
CLASS OF 2026 - APPLICATION INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER, 2021
Incoming Freshman Student
Step 1: Complete An Application
Please save your log-in information, as you will use this throughout the application process.
Step 2: Take the HSPT Admission/Entrance Test (Incoming Freshman only)
Preparation is suggested but not required; HSPT test prep books are available at local bookstores/Amazon - just Google HSPT prep or study guides
The HSPT admissions test may only be taken once
HSPT scores may be shared with other schools using the same test, at parent's request
Results of the HSPT are sent with the Admission Status Notification if your student took test at TC
HSPT at Huntington Learning Center - Contact Admissions Office for details
The required documents include:
The records release (to allow a school to share information with TC)
The Principal, Math and English evaluation forms (parent gives these to the school). The school will send these back to TC
7th & 8th Grade academic history (report card, transcript). The school will send these to TC
Standardized test scores (the school will send these to TC)
Support plan documents if applicable (information included in admission packet)
Student Support Information: Students who have documented special needs must provide the complete results of a psychological-educational evaluation. Specific information from our Student Support Team will be provided. Please fax or email the information to the Admissions Office. Information is confidential.
Step 4: Admissions Committee review
The Admissions Committee reviews an applicant's HSPT results, academic history, standardized test scores, Principal, Math, English Evaluation forms, support plan (if applicable) and makes the final decision on admission to Tampa Catholic.
Step 5: Notice of Admission Status - It's great to be a Crusader!
- Admissions Department will send notification of admission status via email after the Admissions Committee review.
- Please review "Tuition/Finance"
Scholarship OPPORTUNITIES - Incoming Freshman
Pope Francis Merit Scholarship Opportunity - The Tampa Catholic High School Pope Francis Merit Scholar Award is designed to attract and retain students entering 9th grade 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 weighted 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.
Elsa Zarate Memorial Scholarship Program - The Zarate family established the Elsa Zarate Memorial Scholarship Program in 2007 to honor the memory of their mother. The program is designed to provide needed financial assistance to those families whose child wishes to pursue a Catholic education at Tampa Catholic High School. Awards (if any) are competitive within the eligibility criteria of this scholarship program. The program is focused on assisting qualified applicants who are well rounded students, who show the importance of giving back to the community and fully participate in the mission of a Catholic education. All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. Download the Elsa Zarate Memorial Scholarship program brochure.
Application deadline April 1.
Congratulations on your Acceptance To Tampa Catholic!
Step 1: Complete the online enrollment/registration, go to Apply Now – use the same email and password as you originally set up to apply to Tampa Catholic. Use the line for New Student Enrollment Contract
Step 2: Complete the FACTS agreement noted on the Tuition/Finance page
Step 3: Submit the Parish Verification Form
Step 4: Submit the required Health Forms - Incoming students are required to present a Florida Certification of Immunizations (State of Florida DH Form 680) and School Entry Health Exam (State of Florida- DH Form 3040) – both of these forms are available from the Pediatrician/Doctor’s office. Students cannot start school without these forms on file. The Diocese of St. Petersburg does not recognize a religious objection to immunizations
Step 5: Receive student schedule, complete summer reading, review Crusader Links
See Athletics for information on Sports Physicals and forms
Please keep us up to date on any address / telephone / email changes so that you will continue to receive all necessary information from Tampa Catholic
Families wishing to appeal a decision of the admissions committee should contact the Director of Admission, Cosmo Kunzelmann at 813.870.0860 ext. 240.