Covington Catholic High School

Covington Catholic High School Photo #1 - A two-time National Blue Ribbon School, Covington Catholic High School's Mission is to "embrace the gospel message of Jesus Christ in order to educate young men spiritually, academically, physically and socially."
Covington Catholic High School Photo #2 - Monthly all-school masses, weekly mass in our chapel, regular adoration, rosary and reconciliation services, and spiritual retreats reflect our spiritual commitment and values.
Covington Catholic High School Photo #3 - In the 53rd season of Covington Catholic Colonel Football, the 2019 team made history (again!) with the 8th state title for this storied program, capping off an undefeated 15-0 season. In recent years, Football, Basketball and Soccer teams have earned state championships and CovCath has earned dozens of regional championships.
Covington Catholic High School Photo #4 - Covington Catholic High School was named a 2019-20 PLTW Distinguished School based on exemplary results in its STEM program, the third year in a row for this prestigious recognition. CCH was one of 143 high school programs across the country (and one of only five in Kentucky) selected out of thousands of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) schools.
Covington Catholic High School Photo #5 - With almost 600 students from over 50 grade schools, the Covington Catholic House System provides a structure to help each student find his place as a member of one of six "Column" groups, as well as one of the smaller, multi-grade "mentor groups" (~20 students in each) within the Columns. The Colonel House System benefits from strong student leadership, provided by multiple elected positions in each Column and Mentor Group. These leaders are responsible for motivating and role modeling for their group's members, and serving as liaisons to school administration.
  • Covington Catholic High School is a 2-time Blue Ribbon of Excellence award winning college preparatory high school within the Diocese of Covington.
  • It is an all-male school of 550 whose mission is to embrace the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in order to educate students spiritually, academically, physically and socially.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedvaries
Year Founded1925
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2007, 2016

Student Body

Total Students586 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Covington Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry II, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English III, AP English IV, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Average ACT score26
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Dress pants, collared shirt, belt, sox, gym or dress shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,300
Tuition NotesAnnual Tuition for In-Diocese students: $8,300 Annual Tuition Out-of-Diocese students: $9,100 Additional Fees: Each student is required to pay a $200 Registration Fee when he registers for the next school year's classes. Annual Student Fee of $980 charged. Annual Technology Fee of $70 charged. CCH does not charge an additional Cafeteria fee, fundraising fee, senior fee, or retreat fee.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTony Barczak


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingArcheryBaseball,
Cross CountryDiving,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.40 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Student Athletic Trainers & Statisticians

Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Art Club, B.U.G. Club, CCH Times (Newspaper), CCH Yearbook, Chess Club, Coffee Club, Colonels For Life (Pro-Life) Club, Community Service Club, Corps of Cadets, Culture Club, Drug Free Club of America, Engineering Club, Environmental Club, Fishing Club, Governor's Cup, Graphic Design Club, Ky United Nations Assembly (KUNA), Mock Trial Team, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, New To The Blue, Outdoor Pursuits Club, Photography Club, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Spirit Club, Student Senate, Technology Club

Arts and Music Programs:
CCH Band, Chamber Choir, Chorus, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Club Lacrosse, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Bowling, Intramural Golf, Ski Club, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

As the only all-male and largest Catholic high school in the Diocese of Covington, our Mission is witnessed:
  • Spiritually, when a young man experiences the humble satisfaction of participating in community service with his fellow CovCath brothers.  Our students contribute twice the required hours of community service, via tutoring at inner city schools and working at Special Olympics events.  In addition to Mass and other sacraments offered at school, they seize opportunities to grow and communicate their faith, such as the annual March for Life and mission trips.
  • Academically, via a wide range of academic programs and levels.  We celebrate exceptional achievements, such as an ACT average of 26 and 85% AP Exam pass rate (both well above state and national averages), 7 National Merit Finalists, and 34 AP Scholars. But, we also boast of a range of disciplines (from arts to STEM) and levels which allow each student to be challenged in area(s) of academic strength, with a strong college prep curriculum in other areas, individually suited to him.
  • Physically, via 12 varsity teams (involving 66% of students) and intramural sports, including a basketball league in which 2/3 of the student body engages in friendly but vigorous competition.
  • Socially, via a multitude of organized extracurricular clubs, but also in an everyday brotherhood that embraces a cherished mantra: "With A Spirit That Will Not Die."  When supporting our athletic teams, or by supporting an individual classmate, CovCath students develop into young men in a spirited and caring atmosphere.

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