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Peninsula Catholic High School(PC) in Newport News,VA has provided exemplary college preparation for students in Hampton Roads since 1903.
Education at PC combines values-based 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. In 2015 PC became the first Google Apps forEducation highschool in the region.
Small class size (average 11:1 student:teacher ratio),a diverse student body (30% minority students,approx.35%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 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 AdvancEd.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 283 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,300
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Peninsula Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1903

Student Body

Total Students
283 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Peninsula Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Literature, Anatomy, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, English Literature & Composition, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government, US History
Average SAT score
1180
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(polo or oxford collar shirt, khaki/navy pants, khaki/navy/plaid skirt for girls (optional))

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition rate is for Catholic students in grades 9 Additional fees apply. Financial aid and scholarships available. Contact mtucker@peninsulacatholic.org for financial information.
% on Financial Aid
43%
Admissions Director
Alyson LeMaster
Admissions Associate
Abella Padilla

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Blue Crew Spirit Club, Book Club, Film Club, Forensics Team, Green Club, Honor Code Council, Interact Club (Rotary International), Latin Club/Honor Society, Model United Nations Club, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society (NHS), Peer Mentors, Peer Retreat Leaders, Spanish Club/Honor Society, St. Vincent Religion Club, Student Council Association, Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Mass Music/Choir, National Art Honor Society, National Thespian Society, PC Players, PCTV

School Notes

  • Mascot: Knight
  • Colors: Blue and White
  • Grade Levels: 8 - 12
  • Enrollment: 282 Coeducational
  • Faculty:31 certified professional instructors
  • 68% have advanced degrees
  • Student to teacher ratio - 11:1
  • Sponsorship: Regional School of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond
  • Accreditation: AdvancED
  • Peninsula Catholic High does not discriminate in admissions on the basis of race, color, gender, religion,or national origin.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
When evaluating private secondary school options, please consider this...In addition to the 100% college acceptance rate, the Peninsula Catholic Class of 2017 earned admission to the top schools in Virginia and out of state. They include: University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech, VCU, University of Richmond, CNU, GMU, JMU, VMI, ODU, Penn State, Drexel, Villanova, Washington College, University of Washington and more.
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5  
This school has been providing quality education since 1903. It has a 100% graduation rate as well as a 100% college acceptance rate. The curriculum is demanding but prepares students for college. The use of technology in the classroom is first class with the implementation of Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks for every student. The new Athletic Complex showcases tons of sports opportunities for students. Music, Fine Arts, Clubs, and Community Service round out the student experience. Educators focus on the whole student not just his/her grades.
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5  
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
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 283 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,300
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,803 for elementary schools and $16,566 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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