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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$12,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
37%
Average Financial Aid
From Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School, a college preparatory school for boys, is guided by the educational principles of St. John Baptist de La Salle. The school strives to provide a challenging, relevant and diverse program of studies and extracurricular activities in an environment that fosters a life of faith and learning that develops leaders rooted in the Gospel values of integrity, respect, service, justice, and peace.

Central Catholic High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
305 responses
Average ACT
29
59 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Football games
    29%
  • Senior ties on Jesus statue
    24%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Plays as well as faculty basketball game
    13%
  • Walking the Quad
    11%
  • Homecoming
    1%
  • Nothing
    1%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    825
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
    54%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    86%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $117,231
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,568
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $480,990
    National
    $184,700

    Central Catholic High School Reviews

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    Pittsburgh Central Catholic is a highly esteemed institution that turns young boys into men and is well worth the investment. Although it is a steep tuition the lessons a young man will learn from the brotherhood simply cannot be matched. Along with the lifelong relationships you will make at Central Catholic they provide an education that is undoubtedly one of the best in the sate and maybe the country. It truly exemplifies what a 'college prep' high school should be like. The teachers never push a religion onto there students and allow them to think for themselves as that is apart of becoming a man. Most students have an outstanding relationship with their teachers and counselors. The sense of pride you get while attending this institution is something any one watching from a distance can see. Always remember Tradition Never Graduates!
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    The academics here are excellent, which is what really matters at school. For those willing to put in the work, you can take AP classes and electives that are genuinely challenging. The downside with this is the looming presence of mandatory religion classes all four years. This is to be expected at a catholic school, I understand that, but the sheer amount of time wasted in these classes is enormous. Since the classes are mandatory for everyone the rooms often have too many students in them with a wide range of academic level meaning the classes move too slow for the clever kids and too fast for the slow kids. I personally love the advanced sciences that Central offers, I've heard others talk about how much they love their AP history and English classes, but I have never heard anybody say that the religion classes offered strengthening anyone's faith or converting any non-believers. So yes, most of the classes are fantastic, one each year though is guaranteed to be a waste of time.
    Diverse, serious environment that offers well-rounded experience for students. There are many options for participation - something for everyone. The curriculum is college-prep and definitely prepared my child for the behaviors needed to succeed in college.