Presentation High School

  • Presentation High School is an all-girls school that educates the whole person, providing high academic standards, a Catholic environment for spiritual development, and a variety of clubs, athletics and social activities.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1962
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students834 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Presentation High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size28 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 28
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,045
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorDina Collins
Admissions AssociateJoanne Fallico


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketballCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Amnesty International, Big/Little Sister Program, Community Involvement, Creative Writing Club, Culinary Club, Film and Media Club, Improv Team, International Cultures Club, International Thespian Society, Movie Appreciation Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Art Honor Society, Panther Pride, Peer Ministry Program, Peer Tutoring Society, Performing Arts, Presentation Ambassadors Club, Robotics Team, Science Club, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Student Environmental Action Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Students for Political Action, The Voice student newspaper, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Faith and spiritual development are important parts of the well-rounded education provided at Presentation High School. In addition to academics and activities, students have opportunities for prayer, reflection, community worship and service. The school motto "Not words but deeds" reminds us to transform words into actions with service to our school, community and world.
  • Our single-sex environment instills in young women courage, confidence and a sense of empowerment. Just think - the best calculus student at Presentation is a young woman. The top debater and fastest runner are young women. The robotics team, film and media club, Math and Science Academy, all are driven by talented young women who see no limits when it comes to education and personal accomplishment.
  • Like larger schools, Presentation offers a wide range of curricular choices, a competitive athletic program, an exciting array of extracurricular activities and a picturesque campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Yet Presentation has retained a small-school feel where teachers, counselors and administrators know students by name. Our gym can accommodate all four class levels at once, fostering a sense of community and school pride at assemblies and liturgies.
  • Presentation prepares students for college by using a block schedule that allows for more productivity in the classroom. Classes are 85 minutes long and include lectures, large- and small-group activities, technology, board work and visual aids. Each year 100 percent of our graduates go on to college, where our students report feeling very prepared for the rigors of higher education, particularly in the areas of writing and study skills.
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