Admissions Process

Cardinal Hayes invites you to apply if you are interested in attending one of the best Catholic High Schools in New York City. We seek to inspire students to strive for personal excellence and responsible citizenship rooted within a Catholic framework. We work to accomplish this goal through our rigorous college preparatory program, discipline and spiritual growth. This is all complimented by our well-developed extracurricular programs. We seek to accept students who have the potential to excel within the Hayes community. If you are ready to be a Hayesman we encourage you to apply.

Eight-grade students looking to apply to Cardinal Hayes need to take the TACHS Exam. You can register for the TACHS Exam at This Exam is coordinated by the Archdiocese of New York and is available for all eighth grade students in the Catholic, Private or Public school sectors.

After the registrations for TACHS Exam is complete, students must then send a completed Applicant Record with your seventh and eighth grade marks to Cardinal Hayes High School. If you attend a Catholic grammar school, your teacher will submit this form online. If you attend a public or private grammar school, please mail or fax a copy of your completed Applicant record to Cardinal Hayes.

Once we have received both the results of the TACHS exam and a complete Applicant record, each student is then evaluated by the Admission Committee for his ability to be successful within one of our five academic programs.

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The Mission of Cardinal Hayes High School, a community based in Roman Catholic values, is to inspire diverse young men of the New York City metropolitan area to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. We will accomplish this goal by encouraging students' spiritual and intellectual growth through a rigorous college preparatory program of academics, extra-curricular activities, and personal discipline.