Serra Catholic High School

Serra Catholic High School is a Franciscan co-educational secondary school that is owned and operated by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
The school serves 310 students in grades nine through twelve.
The mission of Serra Catholic is to educate young men and women in a Catholic, Franciscan tradition through a structured and challenging environment which encourages spiritual, moral, academic and social growth, preparing its students to be productive members of Church and society capable of making choices grounded in Gospel values.

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Serra Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students
303 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Serra Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Serra Catholic High School's ranking?
Serra Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Serra Catholic High School?
The application deadline for Serra Catholic High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This is to inform you that Fr. Kieran Monahan, former Headmaster of Serra High School, died this morning (Sunday, Jan 12) at Marian Manor in Boston, Massachusetts. Details of Wake and Mass available at 212-675-4388 or e-mail: Johnnys1230@aol.com He served the Serra Community well and now we pray that he rest in eternal peace.+ Fr. Simeon Distefano, O.F.M. Headmaster - 1970-76
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At Serra, all students fit in and find their niche, regardless of their skills and interests. All of the teachers at Serra are completely dedicated to the success of the students, and create a rigorous but very educational learning environment. Over the past few years, the school has continued to increase their number of college-level courses, and many students are now graduating from high school with a full year of college credit, entering into college as a sophomore. Serra is continuing to renovate their facilities, upgrading part of the building nearly every year. They are also continuing to grow their athletic programs and extracurricular activities as demands rise. I would strongly suggest Serra to any and all families looking for a great, private school education in the Mon Valley.
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The average private school tuition in Allegheny County, PA is $11,182 for elementary schools and $15,974 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Allegheny County, PA is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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