Application deadline for the incoming freshman Class of 2023:

Friday, January 4, 2019

All students interested in joining the Gibbons Class of 2023 must complete the online application and register for the HSPT test on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

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. Complete the online application here.

The final test date offered at Cardinal Gibbons High School is Saturday, January 5, 2019.

All students interested in applying must complete the online application and register for the HSPT. Register for the test by clicking the yellow button below. Complete the online application here.

Deadline to apply for the Class of 2023: January 4, 2019

transfer application deadline is march 22, 2019

Register FOR the HSPT

Notification letters to applicants for the class of 2023 will be sent the week of February 25th.

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. 

Application Process

Deadline to apply for the Class of 2023:

Friday, January 4, 2019

The transfer application deadline is March 22nd and transfers complete the same online application.

Complete the online application - ALL grade levels

Items Included in the online application process:

  1. Registration for the World Language Exam (if applicable- makeup tests will be available on April 17th and May 22nd at 3:15. Register by contacting Mrs. Nancy Beale, World Language Department Chair at )
  2. Teacher Recommendation Link Request
  3. Student Essay Upload and Processing
  4. Schedule Fine Arts Auditions (if applicable)
  5. Application Fee ($175)
    -Includes all testing fees for rising 9th graders


Visit us at Open House
November 4, 2018
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Attend Open House

Notification letters to applicants for the class of 2023 will be mailed the week of February 25th. 

Steps to Apply


1. Complete and submit the Online Application by January 4, 2019.
2. Send semester grades to the Admissions Director.
Note:  Applicants from Diocesan K-8 schools will have their grades sent by their school.
3. Take the High School Placement Test.

Register for the Test

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

1. Submit a video.

Upload Your Video

2. Request an interview by Friday, January 11, 2019.


Visit Sign Up


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


Application Assistance Night


Application Assistance Night - Optional

On November 14, 2018, 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 2023.  We look forward to supporting you on this exciting journey.   

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.