The Catholic High Schools of Long Island have partnered with the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York to use the same online TACHS exam for all students. The TACHS exam will be given online for the Diocese of Rockville Centre on November 6, 2021.
Please remember that The Catholic High Schools of Long Island do not require or promote TACHS Preparation Courses. The TACHS exam is designed to measure student cognitive skills rather than knowledge of particular subjects. If you choose to enroll your child in a Prep course, we recommend that you check with the provider that the preparation is relevant to the TACHS exam.
Education that Inspires
It's the education of a lifetime. Nine Catholic high schools on Long Island present their own unique opportunity for students to explore a faith-based education that challenges, inspires, and prepares them for college, careers, and life. The total experience makes the difference in a Catholic education.
This guide is a resource for students and parents to explore which school may be right for them. Families are strongly encouraged to attend Open House programs held at each Long Island
Catholic school to learn first-hand about programs, facilities, faculties, activities, and the character of each institution. If you cannot attend an Open House, please contact a school directly.
All of the high schools located in the Diocese of Rockville Centre use the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS) for admission into 9th grade. Registration forms for this exam may be found on the last pages of this guide. Readers will also find sample questions to practice for the exam.
Rigorous academic learning is reinforced at each of Long Island's Catholic high schools with engaging extra-curricular activities and and a strong foundation in faith. These high schools offer a wide range of exciting choices for families considering a Catholic education.
Guided by talented and dedicated religious and lay teachers, a Catholic education helps each student to test abilities, add skills, build confidence, and develop his or her understanding of faith. Start your journey now!