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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students362 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Serra Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pittsburgh
    Grades: PK-12 | 399 students
    10.1 miles
    6425 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    (412) 661-5992
    10.1 PK-12
    399
  • West Mifflin
    Grades: K-12 | 166 students
    6.2 miles
    1900 Clairton Rd
    West Mifflin, PA 15122
    (412) 466-1919
    6.2 K-12
    166
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
    Grades: NS-8 | 1067 students
    2119.8 miles
    23652 Antonio Parkway
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    (949) 888-1990
    2119.8 NS-8
    1067

School Reviews

  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 Pennsylvania is $8,004 for elementary schools and $16,439 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).