Peninsula Catholic High School
5.00 (3 reviews)
Tel: (757) 596-7247
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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 8-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia/Language-based, Mild Learning Differences|
|Total Students||259 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||25 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Number of AP Courses||11 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|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||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||$13,009|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition rate is for Catholic students in grades 9-12. Additional fees apply. Financial aid and scholarships available. Contact email@example.com for financial information.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Alyson LeMaster|
|Admissions Associate||Abella Padilla|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cross Country, Sailing,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Winter Track, Wrestling,
|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
- Mascot: Knight
- Colors: Blue and White
- Grade Levels: 8 - 12
- Enrollment: 256 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.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Newport News Grades: PK-12 | 630 students
739 Academy Lane
Newport News, VA 23602
(757) 884-9100 2.7 PK-12
- Yorktown Grades: PK-12 | 233 students
4209 Big Bethel Road
Yorktown, VA 23693
(757) 867-7005 3.7 PK-12
- Alexandria Grades: 9-12 | 793 students
201 Cambridge Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 212-5190 124.8 9-12
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.
- Posted by Parent - Eric Reinkober
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.
- Posted by Administrator - Bonnie Fedorchak
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
- Posted by Parent - kz
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