St. Petersburg Catholic High School's mission is to educate and inspire all students to be good Christians and honest citizens.
As a Salesian school we will collaborate to create a caring and safe environment which allows each student to grow spiritually, academically, and socially.
Our purpose and energies are dedicated to compassion and love for the young.
The Educative Pastoral Community articulates, encourages, and models Catholic values.
We incorporate reason, religion, and kindness into interactions with students.
We believe that interactions between adults and students contribute to student learning.
We demonstrate our commitment to social justice and Christian values by offering our support and service to the community.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 312 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Petersburg Catholic High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
312 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
St. Petersburg Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
34%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Boys - black pants/shorts/school shirt, special Mass Day dress - black pants, white dress shirt tie; Girls - black pants/shorts/school shirt, special Mass Day Dress - black pants, long sleeve white polo with black sweater or vest)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
In-parish tuition $9500 Out-of-parish tuition $12,700 Registration fee: New student $500 Returning student $400 Capital Improvement Fee $200 per family
Admissions Director
Mrs. Sue McGough

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Band, Dance Team, Drama Club, Environment Club, Honor Societies, Journalism Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, Newspaper, SADD, Spanish Club, Theater, Yearbook, Young Authors Club, Youth for Life, Youth Ministry

School Notes

  • St. Petersburg Catholic High School is a four-year, co-educational, college-prep-oriented institution located in Pinellas County in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL. The curriculum of St. Petersburg Catholic High School has been developed within guidelines set forth by the Florida Department of Education and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The framework of the program promotes and fosters intellectual stimulation and growth while enhancing high moral character. The curriculum for the young adult at St. Petersburg Catholic High School provides an education that is academically challenging, multi-dimensional and fun. The challenging curriculum includes Dual Credit, Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Advanced Placement courses are available in Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB/BC, Government, Physics, Spanish, Italian, Statistics, U.S. History and Drawing. St. Petersburg Catholic High School works in conjunction with St. Petersburg College to offering a limited number of dual enrollment courses that allow qualified juniors and seniors to earn high school and college credit. Dual enrollment course offerings change depending on the availability of teachers and student interest.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 312 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Saint Petersburg, FL is $10,380 for elementary schools and $15,517 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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