Altoona Central Catholic School provides Catholic education to residents of the Altoona area at an elementary school site and a middle school.
The school builds on the exceptional traditions of nine elementary schools that were an integral part of Altoona's early Roman Catholic history.
The railroad town of great ethnic diversity gave rise to many ethnic churches, each with their own schools.
For decades, these schools were staffed primarily by several religious orders of sisters.
But as demographics changed and the number of religious diminished, the nature of the these parish schools had to change.
Altoona Central Catholic was a response to those changing circumstances.
This new model for Catholic Schools in the Altoona area has met with great success, among other things, establishing the first middle school in the diocese.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 269 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Altoona Central Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
269 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Altoona Central Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Altoona Central Catholic School provides Catholic education to residents of the Altoona area at an elementary school site and a middle school. The school builds on the exceptional traditions of nine elementary schools that were an integral part of Altoona's early Roman Catholic history. The railroad town of great ethnic diversity gave rise to many ethnic churches, each with their own schools. For decades, these schools were staffed primarily by several religious orders of sisters. But as demographics changed and the number of religious diminished, the nature of the these parish schools had to change. Altoona Central Catholic was a response to those changing circumstances. This new model for Catholic Schools in the Altoona area has met with great success, among other things, establishing the first middle school in the diocese.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 269 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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