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 for over 112 years.
Education at PC combines principles of a classical Catholic education with modern advances such as 1:1 Chromebook technology for each student.
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).AccreditationPeninsula 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)
AdvancED
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
15%
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
68%
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 bfedorchak2peninsulacatholic.com for financial information.
% on Financial Aid
17%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,700
Admissions Director Eleanor Murphy
Admissions Associate Sharon Hyland

Sports

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

Profile last updated: 05/25/2016

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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 Parent, 04/02/13

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