Peninsula Catholic High School

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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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based, Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1903

Student Body

Total Students268 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Peninsula Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican 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 score1180
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(polo or oxford collar shirt, khaki/navy pants, khaki/navy/plaid skirt for girls (optional))

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,009
Tuition NotesTuition rate is for Catholic students in grades 9-12. Additional fees apply. Financial aid and scholarships available. Contact for financial information.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorAlyson LeMaster
Admissions AssociateAbella Padilla


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySailing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,


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: 270 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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newport News
    Grades: PK-8 | 274 students
    1.6 miles
    52 Harpersville Road
    Newport News, VA 23601
    1.6 PK-8
  • Newport News
    Grades: PK-12 | 215 students
    3.9 miles
    13010 Mitchell Point Road
    Newport News, VA 23602
    3.9 PK-12
  • Newport News
    Grades: PK-12 | 630 students
    2.7 miles
    739 Academy Lane
    Newport News, VA 23602
    2.7 PK-12
  • Yorktown
    Grades: PK-12 | 233 students
    3.7 miles
    4209 Big Bethel Road
    Yorktown, VA 23693
    3.7 PK-12
  • Christchurch
    Grades: 9-12 | 210 students
    37.8 miles
    49 Seahorse Lane
    Christchurch, VA 23031
    37.8 9-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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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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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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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,738 for elementary schools and $17,574 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).