Peninsula Catholic High School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (757)596-7247
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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 for Education high school in the region.
  • 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).  Peninsula Catholic High School is accredited by AdvancEd.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
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 285 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Peninsula Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size 15 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
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 $11,680
Tuition Notes Tuition rate is for Catholic students in grades 9-12. Additional fees apply. Financial aid and scholarships available. Contact mtucker@peninsulacatholic.com for financial information.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions Director Sharon Hyland

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Blue Crew Spirit Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Film Club, Forensics Team, German Club/Honor Society, Green Club, Honor Code Council, Interact Club (Rotary International), Latin Club/Honor Society, Mass Music/Choir, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, National Honor Society (NHS), PC Players, PCTV, Peer Mentors, Peer Retreat Leaders, Spanish Club/Honor Society, St. Vincent Religion Club, Student Council Association, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Yearbook Staff Art Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Film Club, Forensics Team, Green Club, PC Players, PCTV, Peer Mentors, Yearbook Staff, Blue Crew Spirit Club,
German Club/Honor Society,
Honor Code Council,
Interact Club (Rotary International),
Latin Club/Honor Society,
Mass Music/Choir,
Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society,
National Honor Society (NHS),
Peer Retreat Leaders,
Spanish Club/Honor Society,
St. Vincent Religion Club,
Student Council Association,
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD),

School Notes

  • Mascot:  Knight
  • Colors:  Blue and White
  • Grade Levels:  8 - 12
  • Enrollment:  260 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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  6/12/2017
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  1/13/2017
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  4/2/2013
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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