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New Family Information

Welcome to the Cardinal Newman family! We hope that this page will answer any and all questions you have. However, if you do not find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact our Director of Admissions, Michelle Holbrook. We look forward to making this a smooth and seamless transition for you and your child! 
Student Handbook - revised, 9.27.22
(You, and your student, will be required to sign electronically in FACTS, listed under "Web Forms")

Uniforms may be purchased exclusively at Local Boys Outfitters.

Local Boys

419 Huger St.

Columbia, SC 29201


Dress Code/ Uniform Requirements




iPad information and Apps to Download (will be updated ASAP for 22-23 school year) 
Textbooks - how to purchase

Bus Service

Cardinal Newman offers a morning bus service with pickups from locations in Columbia, Irmo, Sumter and Camden.  Pick up locations are St. Joesph's, St. Peter's, Camden Fatz Cafe, St. Annes (Sumter.) An evening bus service is available for students returning to Sumter.


Bus Routes, Fees, Schedule


Bus Registration Form


Lunch Program

Schoolhouse Fare partners with CN to provide a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system that allows you to order from a variety of nutritious lunch menus.  You order, pay and manage your student lunches on the web. 

Schoolhouse Fare (lunch) Instructions


Required Summer Enrichment Work

All students will be expected to complete academic work over the summer, to avoid learning loss. All students are required to complete Summer Reading and Math assignments. If your child is enrolled in AP classes this fall, there may be assignments for those as well. You can view all summer assignments here


Cardinal Newman Athletic Teams

Cardinal Newman athletics offers a variety of athletic teams to help young men and women grow and develop through competition and teamwork. For more information on CN sports please contact the individual coach or CN athletic director, Will Eudy.


Link to list of CN coaches and their contact information here


Performing Arts, Music and Visual Art

Cardinal Newman offers a diverse and comprehensive arts program for our students.  Offerings include: band, orchestra, choral music, instrumental music, theatre arts. Visual art classes include: ceramics, drawing, painting and digital art.  Students can also participate in private music and voice lessons on campus. Learn more about our thriving arts department by visiting our website and selecting the Arts tab.


Click here to learn more about our Music Department. Department Chair is David Cochran

Click here to learn more about our Theater Department. Department Chair is Nell Bramhall

Click here to learn more about our Visual Arts Department. Department Chair is Allyson Nied

Click here to learn more about our Private Music Lessons Academy. 



Looking for a way to become connected to the CN community? Consider volunteering with the PTO.  Volunteering with the PTO offers many opportunities to become an active part of your child's school and make lifelong friends. To become a volunteer, please fill out this form to let us know your interests and availability! You can also request a PTO mentor family through this form as well. 



If your child needs to receive an early dismissal you can send a handwritten note with a signature to school with your child. You can also email a photo of the note to [email protected]. It is diocesan policy that we have a handwritten note with a signature. If you did not send a note with your child, you can sign them out in person in the front office. 


Morning and Afternoon Carpool Procedures

Here is a link to the carpool map.


Extended Care

If Cardinal Newman offers a supervised extended care option for students before school beginning at 7:30am, and after school until 5:30pm. There is no charge for extended care.