The application for the incoming freshman Class of 2024 is available.

Transfer applicants for the 2020-2021 year complete the same application. (If you are a mid-year applicant, please do not complete this application - Contact our Director of Admissions, Marianne McCarty

All students interested in joining the Gibbons Class of 2024 must complete the online application and register for the High School Placement (HSPT) test on either Saturday, December 7th, 2019 or January 11, 2020.

Next Tuesday, November 12th is Application Assistance Night, a friendly and informative evening to assist parents and students with the application process. Please see below to sign up and come join us.

Application Assistance Night - Tuesday, November 12th


Application Assistance Night - Optional

On November 12, 2019, at 7 p.m. beginning in the Main Lobby, our parents, students, and educators will share information about teacher recommendations, essays, optional interviews and video submissions for the Class of 2024.  We look forward to supporting you on this exciting journey.   

Register here


Steps to Apply


Deadline to apply for the Class of 2024:

Friday, January 3, 2020


Required for Class of 2024

1. Follow this Infosnap link to create an account where you will complete and submit the Online Application by January 3, 2020.

  • Items included in the online application process:
    • Registration for the optional World Language Exam which will be held on March 7th.
    • Teacher Recommendation Link Request (use schoolrecs link on the introduction page of the online application.
    • Student Essay upload and processing.
    • Self report your current English, math and science grades in the space provided on the online application.
    • Schedule fine arts auditions (if applicable)
    • Application fee ($175)  Includes all testing fees for 9th graders. 

2. Send semester grades to the Admissions Director via email at
Note:  Applicants from Diocesan K-8 schools will have their grades sent by their school.
3. Register for and take the High School Placement Test.  See additional information below.

Register for the Test

Optional - To help us to get to know you better.

1. Submit a video 

Upload Your Video

2. More information to follow regarding freshman interviews will be available in November.

Link to optional interview

3. Attend Open House

Notification letters to applicants for the class of 2024 will be mailed prior to the week of February 17th.




Deadline to apply for transfer applicants is March 21, 2020

Required for transfer applicants:

1. Follow this infosnap link to create and account, complete and submit the online application by March 23rd.

2. Email semester grade report to the Admissions Director via email at 





Testing Sign Up

HSPT (High School Placement Test)
All applicants for the incoming freshman class are required to take the HSPT as a part of their admissions process. Register for the test by clicking the yellow button below.  

The HSPT will be offered twice at Cardinal Gibbons for the students wishing to apply to the class of 2024.  Those dates are December 7, 2019 and January 11th, 2020.    

All students interested in applying must complete the online application and register for the HSPT. These links will be available by October 1st. 

If you are applying to attend Cardinal Gibbons for the current, 2020-2021 school year, you may register for the test by clicking the yellow button below. 

Deadline to apply for the Class of 2024: January 3, 2020

transfer application deadline is march 21, 2020

Register FOR the HSPT

Notification letters to applicants for the class of 2024 will be sent prior to the week of February 17th.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid please do so by March 18th and your application will be reviewed once your child's enrollment paperwork and deposit have been received. 

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GPS (Gibbons Positioning System) - Optional
Eighth grade students have the opportunity to schedule a date to experience Gibbons with a current Gibbons sophomore as their guide.

Register Here 


Forms you may need

More about Gibbons

    Sharing Our God-Given Creativity

    Ways to Engage


    If you'd like to apply to Gibbons, find out how on our Apply page.


    Please see the Gibbons Arts page for details on our diverse range of arts programs.

    Cardinal Gibbons High School has a robust and thriving arts program, with dozens of classes and co-curricular opportunities in music, dance, visual arts and theater.

    If you have further questions about any of our programs, please contact the program director via their email address, found on the respective program's page.


    Please see the Gibbons Athletics page for details on all our athletics programs.

    Cardinal Gibbons High School's athletics program focuses on excellence and living out our mission, on and off the court and field.

    Gibbons fields teams in over a dozen sports, on both the JV and varsity levels, and competes at the 4A classification in the Cap7 conference, with our neighbors and friends from Broughton, Enloe, Leesville Road, Millbrook, Sanderson, and Southeast Raleigh high schools.

    If you have further questions about any of our programs, please contact the coach via their email address, found on the respective team's page.



    Please see the Gibbons Co-Curricular page for details on all our co-curricular programs.

    Cardinal Gibbons High School believes that what happens before and after school is not "extra" at all, so we call our engagement opportunities "co-curricular" and not "extracurricular".

    Gibbons educators and students collaborate on a incredible range of activities covering the entire spectrum of potential student interests. Maybe your student is into the arts or media studies, or maybe they are into gaming (of all kinds!), or maybe they may want to build robots, or fly drones. Do they want to go deeper into academic topics, and explore books and writing, or learn (and do!) more with physics, biology or math? Do they want to explore their faith, and live out our mission to serve our Church and community?

    At Gibbons, all this -- and much more! -- is available through our co-curricular programs. 

    If you have further questions about any of our programs, please contact the moderator via their email address, found on the respective program page.


    Please visit our Gibbons Education home page for more details on what sets our educators and a Gibbons education apart.
    A Cardinal Gibbons High School education will challenge each student to achieve their full potential, and prepare every student for college and beyond.

    Faith and Ministry

    Please see the Faith & Ministry home page for more details on our many faith-based programs.

    At Cardinal Gibbons High School, our Catholic faith is the foundation for the formation of each of our students.

    Every student serves our community through our Outreach program at least once a year and many students volunteer for one of the various service organizations on campus. Every student has an opportunity to attend a retreat hosted by our Retreats program. And all students take theology classes, attend Mass and can volunteer for our ministry programs. 

    Gibbons Alumni

    See how our Gibbons Alumni continue to enrich our community.

    We are blessed with a vibrant and energetic alumni community who continue to engage with Gibbons in a variety of ways, from mentoring to volunteering and much more.

    GIbbons Parent Experience

    See how Gibbons Parents are encouraged to live out their own journey through their students' time at Cardinal Gibbons High School.

    At Gibbons, parent engagement is just as important as student engagement.

    The Cardinal Gibbons Fund

    Donations to The Cardinal Gibbons Fund meaningfully impact the student and parent experience in a multitude of ways, from helping students attend retreats to supporting our thriving arts programs in music, theater, dance and visual art. 

    See how The Cardinal Gibbons Fund helps enrich the Gibbons experience for our students and families.