Peninsula Catholic High School

Tel: (757)596-7247
Grades: 8-12 | 305 students
Peninsula Catholic High School in Newport News, VA has provided exemplary college preparation for students in Hampton Roads since 1903.
Education at PC combines a classic Catholic education with modern advances such as 1:1 Chromebook technology for each student, Google-certified instructors, and a state-of-the-art learning center. It is the only Google Apps for Education high school in the region.
Small class size (average 11:1 student:teacher ratio), a diverse student body (30% minority students, approx. 30% non-Catholic students), and a range of programs in athletics, arts and campus ministry provide an environment for every student to thrive. PC offers resources for students with special needs, as well as ESL students. PC's new multi-million dollar sports complex allows our students state-of-the-art training and playing space.
Our school size allows athletes competitive play for all skill levels.
PC is a member of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS).
Peninsula Catholic High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and the Virginia Catholic Educators Association (VCEA).

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1903

Student Body

Total Students 305 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Peninsula Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses English, US History, World History, Microeconomics, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Chemistry
Average SAT score 1170
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(polo or oxford collar shirt, khaki/navy pants, khaki/navy/plaid skirt for girls (optional))

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,500
Tuition Notes Tuition rate is for Catholic students in grades 9-12. Additional fees apply. Financial aid and scholarships available. Contact for financial information.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,700
Admissions Director Eleanor Murphy
Admissions Associate Sharon Hyland


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes

  • Mascot:  Knight
  • Colors:  Blue and White
  • Grade Levels:  8 - 12
  • Enrollment:  298 Coeducational
  • Faculty:29 certified professional instructors
  • 68% have advanced degrees
  • Student to teacher ratio - 11:1
  • Sponsorship:  Regional School of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond
  • Accreditation:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement(SACS-CASI) and National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
  • Peninsula Catholic High does not discriminate in admissions on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national origin.
Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Yorktown
    Grades: PK-12 | 208 students
    3.8 miles
    4209 Big Bethel Road
    Yorktown, VA 23693
  • Newport News
    Grades: PK-12 | 224 students
    3.9 miles
    13010 Mitchell Point Road
    Newport News, VA 23602
  • Newport News
    Grades: PK-8 | 355 students
    1.5 miles
    52 Harpersville Road
    Newport News, VA 23601
  • Williamsburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 221 students
    29.1 miles
    101 Schoolhouse Lane
    Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Hampton
    Hampton Christian Schools
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 432 students
    4.5 miles
    2419 N Armistead Ave
    Hampton, VA 23666

School Reviews

5.0 Stars   04/02/13
I have twin boys (2016) that started with PCHS in the 8th grade. We feel like we made the best choice in schools for the boys. The school has a wrestling coach (Ron) that goes out of his way to help the students compete. My boys are on the varsity baseball team and they are on the varsity wrestling team. We are happy with the academic programs. The teachers are willing to stay after to assist the students with questions. The school has a no bullying policy and it works! Overall we give this school an A! Kim Zimmerman
- Posted by

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Area Statistics
Home Gallery
Recent Articles
October 20, 2016
Among the many forms which you must complete when applying to private school is something called The Candidate Statement. Here's what it is involved in preparing this document.
October 19, 2016
Making your job application easy to read will help your application make the first cut.
October 18, 2016
Submit your employment application the way a Swiss watch craftsman builds a watch. With precision and accuracy.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,277 for elementary schools and $15,846 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).