Serra Catholic High School

Tel: (412)751-2020
Grades: 9 - 12 | 358 students
Serra Catholic High School is a Franciscan co-educational secondary school that is owned and operated by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
The school serves 310 students in grades nine through twelve.
The mission of Serra Catholic is to educate young men and women in a Catholic, Franciscan tradition through a structured and challenging environment which encourages spiritual, moral, academic and social growth, preparing its students to be productive members of Church and society capable of making choices grounded in Gospel values.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 358 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Serra Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Family Inst Day School East (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mon Yough Catholic School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Mon Yough Catholic School (1.4 miles away)
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  • Mckeesport
    Grades: PK-8 | 289 students
    1.4 miles
    1640 Fawcett Ave
    Mckeesport, PA 15131
    (412)672-2360
    1.4PK-8
    289
  • Mckeesport
    Holy Family Inst Day School East
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 3-11 | 87 students
    1.8 miles
    2412 Versailles Avenue
    Mckeesport, PA 15132
    (412)672-8057
    1.83-11
    87
  • Mckeesport
    Grades: K-9 | 236 students
    2.6 miles
    1125 Romine Ave
    Mckeesport, PA 15133
    (412)678-0659
    2.6K-9
    236
  • North Versailles
    Praise Christian Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: KG-8 | 117 students
    3.2 miles
    245 Foster Rd
    North Versailles, PA 15137
    (412)829-0400
    3.2KG-8
    117
  • Irwin
    Grades: PK-K | 104 students
    3.9 miles
    469 Colt Drive
    Irwin, PA 15642
    (724)864-1004
    3.9PK-K
    104

School Reviews

This is to inform you that Fr. Kieran Monahan, former Headmaster of Serra High School, died this morning (Sunday, Jan 12) at Marian Manor in Boston, Massachusetts. Details of Wake and Mass available at 212-675-4388 or e-mail: Johnnys1230@aol.com He served the Serra Community well and now we pray that he rest in eternal peace.+ Fr. Simeon Distefano, O.F.M. Headmaster - 1970-76
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/24/15
At Serra, all students fit in and find their niche, regardless of their skills and interests. All of the teachers at Serra are completely dedicated to the success of the students, and create a rigorous but very educational learning environment. Over the past few years, the school has continued to increase their number of college-level courses, and many students are now graduating from high school with a full year of college credit, entering into college as a sophomore. Serra is continuing to renovate their facilities, upgrading part of the building nearly every year. They are also continuing to grow their athletic programs and extracurricular activities as demands rise. I would strongly suggest Serra to any and all families looking for a great, private school education in the Mon Valley.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 06/16/13

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