A Catholic, college preparatory high school located in beautiful Sonoma County.


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Cardinal Newman is a college preparatory high school whose graduation requirements are aligned with the University of California and California State entry requirements. Our curriculum is challenging, but with smaller classes and more one-on-one attention from teachers, students receive the support necessary to be successful. We offer after school tutoring, Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses, and a variety of enriching electives. Students at Cardinal Newman High School are prepared to attend the best universities – and they maintain their GPA in college at higher levels than most students in California. Passing the AP exam gives students college credit and builds their confidence in being prepared for college.


Cardinal Newman is well known for our athletic success. Our mission is to help students uncover their passions, find their talents, and reach their full potential. Eighty percent of our students are involved in athletics and everyone is instructed in human performance, including health, exercise, and nutrition. Our competitive success comes from the personal and team building skills developed and applied with determination by our student athletes. Nearly 60% of our students are involved in the Arts, including Dance, Drama, Modern Band, and Visual Arts. Through the Arts, Athletics, and Clubs, students learn the importance of teamwork, individual accountability, and the mental and spiritual benefits of developing their interests beyond academics. 


The Cardinal Newman Spirit is most evident as we cheer for one another at competitive events or during pep rallies, but it's found in everything we do. In fact, our school Spirit is the heart of what makes being part of Cardinal Newman so unique and special. We instill compassion, generosity, creativity, and fun in all aspects of student life. These characteristics are rooted in faith and developed in Theology classes and through Service Projects. They are critical life skills in today's complex and challenging world. The Cardinal Newman Spirit developed in our students gives them confidence in hope for their futures. It builds resilience to navigate challenges, compassion and empathy towards all, and helps them lead through the love of self and others.

Cardinal Newman High School

Mission Statement

Cardinal Newman High School
A Catholic, college preparatory community,
Educating students in the wholeness of body, mind, and soul,
Consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church,
Manifested by faith, leadership and service.


Cardinal Newman High School is a Catholic secondary school located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa, California. Founded on April 24, 1964, Cardinal Newman High School provides a Catholic secondary education to young women and men who are educated in the wholeness of mind, body, and spirit through the teachings of Jesus Christ. Students are prepared for the rigors of university life. They are taught to contribute to the greater community and to lead lives that remain true to the visions of the school’s patrons, St. Angela Merici and Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.


Classes at CNHS are designed to challenge and teach students to become life-long learners. Our teachers and counselors are 100% committed to student success in high school and beyond, with the belief that high school is a stepping stone to higher education.


CNHS embraces students of all religious backgrounds, while striving to inspire and develop them to act as Christian gentlemen and women by giving back to their community and serving as leaders and role models to others.
As our students excel in academics, athletics, arts and many other extra-curricular activities, our focus is that every student would have an authentic experience of Christ’s presence in the midst of all they are involved in here at CNHS.
Whether it be through religion classes, a retreat experience, community service, celebration of prayer and liturgy, or the senior CBSL (Community-Based Service Learning) project, our faith and service component will continue to point students, faculty and parents alike to the presence of God in our midst.


CNHS athletic events are important to our students, parents and community, as over 80% of our students play at least one sport, many playing two seasons, some even three. We expect sports teams and competitions to teach lessons that apply to both the classroom and life beyond classroom walls. Our sponsorship, along with the North Bay League and North Coast Section, promotes sportsmanship and the CIF goal of "Victory with Honor".


Your gift to Cardinal Newman High School and the AMJHN Foundation help provide funding for the extra curricular programs which enrich the Cardinal Newman experience for our students. It is with much gratitude that we acknowledge and thank the many parents, alums, faculty, staff and friends of Cardinal Newman who have generously supported the school with gifts of time, treasure and talent.



MEAN GPA: 3.66

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Service Learning

Cardinal Newman has incorporated into the curriculum a nationally recognized Community Based Service Learning Program.

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The Cardinal Newman Counseling Department includes two certified College Counselors and three PPS Certified Counselors.

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