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Cardinal Gibbons holistically addresses student needs, focusing not only on academics, but also nurturing imagination, creativity, and moral development. We value independence, passion,collaboration, and spirituality as the hallmarks of our students.

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Admissions Process

Cardinal Gibbons seeks students who embody our core values and mission. We evaluate applicants with an emphasis on the best fit for the school and the family, taking into consideration the student’s academic record, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, extracurricular interests, student essays, and personal interactions.

9th-Grade Students

Students interested in joining the Class of 2026 must complete the online application, a Student Visit and the High School Placement Test (HSPT).

Transfer Students

We welcome applications from qualified rising 10th and 11th-grade students in the spring and summer of each year. Students are accepted on a rolling admissions basis after March 5

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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Meet Our Admissions Team

Thank you for your interest in joining our tradition of transforming lives through faith, service, and leadership. We look forward to connecting with you. 

Alison Gammage
Director of Admissions

Phone: 919-704-7215 ext. 510

Email Alison

Why Cardinal Gibbons?


classes in 11 departments and more than 20 AP courses


of our AP students scored at least 3 or higher on their exam


Co-curriculars available


fine arts performances and exhibits are offered each year


of our graduates go on to attend college


of applicants who apply for financial aid receive assistance


spiritual and leadership formation retreats are offered at our Short Journey Retreat Center


teams in 27 sports


Statement of Non-Discriminatory Policy 

As a Catholic school in the Diocese of Raleigh, Cardinal Gibbons High School has a racially non-discriminatory policy for all students and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Additionally, our school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletics and other school-administered programs.