Vicksburg Catholic School

  • Mission: Vicksburg Catholic School is a Roman Catholic School based on Gospel Values and Catholic teachings, committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds, and dedicated to preparing them to be servant leaders through academic excellence, authentic faith formation, and student life opportunities within a Christ-centered, caring and safe learning environment. Vision:Vicksburg Catholic School students, faculty and staff will:Lead with Humility, Serve with Love, Strive for Excellence, Prepare for Distinction.

School News

  • Flashes place within top 10 at C Spire coding competition - 11/05/2018 - Students at Vicksburg Catholic School placed within the top 10 teams at a coding challenge sponsored by C Spire in Ridgeland, Miss. The competition, held on October 30, 2018, was ...morecreated by C Spire to inspire more high school students to pursue computer science.hide
  • VCS Establishes First Mayor's Economic Development Update - 09/26/2018 - The first-ever Mayor's Economic Development Update was established by Vicksburg Catholic School to help students learn the basic concept of economic development and recognize that Vicksburg is a viable location ...moreto work and live after graduation.hide
  • St. Al’s Jarratt a National Merit finalist - 02/14/2018 - St. Aloysius senior Ryan Jarratt has been recognized as one of the top scholars in the nation. Jarratt has been chosen as a 2018 National Merit Finalist. He is the ...moreonly National Merit finalist in Warren County for 2018 and one of 15,000 nationwide. He is also the only student from Mississippi to be selected as a finalist for the prestigious Coca-Cola Scholars award and one of only 250 nationwide from a pool of more than 90,000 applicants.hide
  • St. Aloysius graduates accepted to West Point - 01/29/2016 - St. Aloysius High School senior Katie Martin received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2016.The appointment comes as the third in the last two ...moreyears for seniors from St. Aloysius. The previous year, Luke Eckstein and Bash Brown received appointments, and they both now attend the academy, located in West Point, N.Y.hide
  • St. Al’s Brown signs with Ole Miss - 02/02/2017 - Brown, St. Al`s 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle, made good on the verbal commitment he made a year ago by sending Ole Miss his signed national letter of intent. He`ll become ...morethe seventh member of his family to play football at Ole Miss, following in the footsteps of his father, two grandfathers, two uncles and one great uncle.hide
  • Matthews runs her class like a business - 02/02/2017 - With a background in business administration and communications, Christin Matthews runs her classroom like a small business and gives her students as many real experiences as she can.
  • St. Al student a semifinalist as National Merit scholar - 09/12/2017 - Jarrett is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, one of 16,000 high school seniors in the U.S. who have qualified to compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more ...morethan $32 million that will be offered in the spring.hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1860

Student Body

Total Students523 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
89%
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeVicksburg Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, Dual Credit College Algebra & Trigonometry, Dual Credit English Composition, Dual Credit US History, Honors courses offered in Math & English (grades 8-12),
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Uniforms Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition schedule is on our web site. Subsidies are available to Catholic families of the local parishes. Multi-student discounts are also available for families with more than one child in school. Financial Assistance is available through application.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorShelley Plett
Admissions AssociateDevelopment Office

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After School Program

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Chick-Fil-A Leadership, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Honor Society, Key Club, Liturgical Team, Math/Science Team, Mu Alpha Theta, Quiz Bowl Team, Retreat Team, Robotics Team, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginner Band (5th-6th), Choir, Keynote Singers (3rd-6th), Purple Pride Marching Band, School Play

School Notes

  • Vicksburg Catholic School is a college preparatory school that was founded in 1860. It is a school full of tradition and excellence in academics. Small classroom environments and traditional teaching methods, paired with the latest technology available prepare our students fully for their post-secondary education and careers. St. Aloysius graduating classes continue to receive millions of dollars in scholarships, and score an average of 5 points higher on the ACT compared to the local and state average. 

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  • Vicksburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 227 students
    1.6 miles
    3460 Porters Chapel Rd
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    (601)638-3733
    1.6 PK-12
    227
  • Jackson
    Grades: PK-12 | 1162 students
    42.5 miles
    4908 Ridgewood Road
    Jackson, MS 39211
    (601)364-5761
    42.5 PK-12
    1162
  • Vicksburg
    Grades: 7-12 | 79 students
    0.6 miles
    303 Fred Drive
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    (601)636-7884
    0.6 7-12
    79
  • Raymond
    Grades: NS-12 | 501 students
    24.7 miles
    2894 Raymond Bolton Rd
    Raymond, MS 39154
    (601)857-5568
    24.7 NS-12
    501

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