Open House recruits Class of 2026 and beyond


November 15, 2021

Incoming Ramblers, male and female, had the opportunity to tour and inquire with current students, faculty, and administration at the 2021 Open House. As Prep expands and renovations continue to occur, families gathered to observe the brothers and sisters of body, mind, and spirit, as they are eager for the transition into a co-ed campus.

On Oct. 30, Ramblers and Victors worked to recruit future brothers and sisters. 

The day began in a way that Prep begins most things, through prayer. Mass was offered at 9:30 am in Cathedral Prep’s H. David Bowes Auditorium.

Tours of the school were offered from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. During these tours, student guides showed off what it means to be a Rambler. They showed off layouts of expansions to raise knowledge and excitement of the new and improved Cathedral Preparatory School. A new STEAM hub, fabrication lab, Esports lab, TV studio, art studio, music studio, dance studio, and Student Life Center are planned to be completed by the fall of 2022.

A large majority of students with intentions of becoming a Rambler have been influenced by the athletics at Cathedral Prep. Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling are all offered to students. Open House gave those students with athletic interest a chance to interact and meet some of their future coaches and teams. 

Aside from the physical additions to the school, new programs are being added to ameliorate the academics of Prep students. A new MedPath Program is being offered, with collaborations between Gannon and LECOM.

“The tours went well, and the families were very interested in the whole school,” senior Sidney Abogunde said. “All of the people I toured liked the science wing.”

New advances in the science department will make Ramblers highly prepared for education after graduation. It has never been so easy to earn college credits at Prep.

With all of these new additions to Prep, it was common of touring families to be concerned regarding inflation of tuition. To put their minds at ease, there will be $2.5 million in need-based tuition assistance for for 2022-2023 school year.

Due to high levels of interest amongst incoming students, Prep has had to limit the Class of 2026 to 225 students.

If you have an questions or concerns regarding Open House, shadow visits, or the consolidation between Prep and Villa, please reach out to Mr. Tim Dougherty ’98 at (814) 453-7737.

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