Roanoke Catholic School

Roanoke Catholic School Photo #1 - A look over the Roanoke Catholic School campus and the surrounding area. Roanoke is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has the perfect balance between city and nature.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #2 - Students attend mass once a week at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. While 80% of our students are Catholic, we welcome students of all faiths!
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #3 - Roanoke Catholic School offers a college preparatory high school experience that includes growth of mind, body, and spirit. Our students are required to have a minimum of 40 hours of community service per year.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #4 - Roanoke Catholic School's Football Team took home the State Championship in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018! Over 80% of our students participate in sports.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #5 - There are many clubs and extracurricular activities in which students participate. This is a picture from the musical Beauty and the Beast, which was put on by RCS' Drama Club.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #6 - By taking our Dual Enrollment and AP courses, students can graduate with up to a year of college credit, while simultaneously earning high school credits. 100% of our graduates are accepted into college and average over $3 million in scholarship money.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #7 - We have many unique class opportunities, such as Engineering (which includes learning how to use our 3-D printer), Photojournalism, Broadcast Media, and National Parks Experience.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #8 - Our Lower School students (PK-7th) have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, such as Dance, We the People, Bitty Basketball, Soccer Shots, and Bricks for Kidz. Starting in 6th grade, students can participate in sports through the school.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #9 - Lower school students enjoy a different special every day, which include Music, Art, Library, Computer, and Gym. Students receive Spanish and Guidance lessons every other week and enjoy daily recess outside.
Roanoke Catholic School Photo #10 - Our Early Childhood Program (ages 3-5) is dedicated to the physical, social, and emotional development of the young child in a nurturing Christian environment. Each school day is planned with age-appropriate activities to enhance socialization skills, personal independence, and physical development in a comfortable, happy, play-oriented setting. Indoor and outdoor play are part of each day.
  • Roanoke Catholic School is dedicated to excellence in education and to the spiritual development of youth within the framework of the Gospel and the tradition of the Catholic Church; however, students aren't required to be Catholic.
  • Our fundamental task is the education of the whole person, blending learning with faith and faith with daily life.
  • We strive to instill in our students a lifelong commitment to learning, to Christian values, and to community service.
  • We are dedicated to achieving these goals in a supportive Christian community.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1889

Student Body

Total Students502 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeRoanoke Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAccounting Principles (DE), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Government, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Physics, AP U.S. History, Broadcast Media (DE), English Language (DE), English Literature (DE), Management Principles (DE), Marketing Principles (DE), Spanish II (DE), Spanish III (DE), Spanish IV (DE), Spanish V (DE), The Entrepreneur (DE),
Average SAT score1300
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms: khaki pants/plaid skirt and polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries by grade level, $6,185-$10,325
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorEmily Gaston


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Bricks 4 Kidz, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Medical Professions, Help Save the Next Girl, International Club, Key Club, Model Arab League, National Honor Society, Prolife Club, Red Cross Club, Rosary Club, Squires, Student Government Association, We the People

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Choir, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bitty Basketball, Dance Class, Soccer Shots

School Notes

  • Applicants are required to submit current and past school transcripts, testing scores, attendance and disciplinary reports, and two teacher recommendations. Applicants in the 6th-12th grade must also complete an Applicant Questionnaire.

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  • Roanoke
    Church Court Day Nursery And K
    Daycare / Preschool (Church of God)
    Grades: PK-K | 94 students
    3.1 miles
    5125 Hildebrand Rd. Nw
    Roanoke, VA 24012
    3.1 PK-K
  • Roanoke
    Grace Academy
    Grades: PK-5 | 80 students
    3.2 miles
    2731 Edgewood Street Sw
    Roanoke, VA 24015
    3.2 PK-5
  • Roanoke
    Life Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-5 | 173 students
    4.9 miles
    7422 Deer Branch Rd
    Roanoke, VA 24019
    4.9 PK-5
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    4.8 miles
    4254 Colonial Avenue Sw
    Roanoke, VA 24018
    4.8 PK-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 1223 students
    372.8 miles
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    Indianapolis, IN 46227
    372.8 9-12

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