Central Catholic High School Reviews
Rating 4.1 out of 5 146 reviews
It is a brotherhood of kids in all age groups. Everyone is great and the education is like no other.
My Central Catholic experiences have prepared me well for engineering school and for life in general. Characters is built within the 4 years of school, for every teacher personally cares for each individual students and pushes them to their potential. There is a diverse amount of students from all ofver the Pittsburgh area.
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.
Central catholic was a school that fostered manners, discipline, brotherhood, and scholarship. I wish that I had taken advantage of the many opportunities that the school offered throughout the year. They care about every single student and make sure that it is an lifetime of learning in four years.
The things I like about Pittsburgh Central Catholic are: alumnus, Sports, Clubs, and facility.
Dislikes: no dislikes highly recommend school.
Dislikes: no dislikes highly recommend school.
I love this school with all of my heart. Ever since day one I felt at home and comfortable. The community between the students and teachers is surreal. Academics are valued very highly, however, sports, clubs, and student life is also very important to the school. It's a little pricy, but it's worth every penny.
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.
I enjoy my time here. Friendly students and staff with well rounded educational requirements. Plenty of college scholarships offered both on the website and through emails with a lot of readily available help for college application. But in terms of diversity it is lacking. But here's the thing, I don't care at all about diversity. I'm a black male and I personally feel right at home even with plenty of other white males around. Also whether or not this is a positive is up to the personal opinion of whoever is reading this, but this is an all boys school. Personally that is one of the reasons why I was happy to go here out of other schools. I just relate better with other males. So it is all around a highly ranked college prep school for boys, for any who are looking for that than this is the school for you.
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!
What I like about Central is that there is help everywhere for anything you are in need of. Wether it’s classes, need someone to talk to, I trust the counselors to talk to them about anything, and how prepared the school gets you for college. A lot of the teachers care about you as an individual, I’ve had teachers go out their way to talk to me when they noticed I wasn’t in a good mood, some has guided my ideas for what I wanna do for life , and ways to make money in life. The only thing I would change about Central is some of the school rules is the handbook : such as hair policies, if I could wear my hair how I want to without being told to cut it, change it, etc, that’d be great.
Overall my experience at Central Catholic has been quite pleasant. The teachers and classes I have had were all very good and taught well. The only problem I have is the constant changes to the student life. It can just sometimes be hard when you get accustomed to doing something and then the next year it changes again.
I’m a Senior at Central Catholic High School. The school focuses a lot on extracurricular activities including community service, clubs, and sports. Central Catholic is a college preparatory school, which they do a sufficient job at. School spirit is a large part of Central Catholic and the whole school take part in it. The teachers are well educated, and some are very good at their job, but most, but there equally the same number of teachers that can’t perform to their applies.
My time at central catholic so far has been great. There has been a lot of working with teachers challenging me along the way but I know it is all for the best so that I am prepared for college. I have played football and rugby which have both been very positive experiences each teaching me time management and hard work.
The community is horrible and all boys here are impolite. I regret sending my children here. They became horrible people because they thought it was cool. Just saying, if you want your child to morally decompose, send them here.
sent both of my boys to central, the were heavily involved in athletics, clubs and musicals , course work was demanding but prepared them very well for college life . the student at central walks in as a boy and leaves a Young man ready for the real world
My experience has been honestly amazing so far, as I come to the close of my final year I can finally say this school is truly special. I don't think I have ever seen a school even compare to one like central. The teachers, and staff care about you sometimes more than my parents even care about me, haha! The counseling center and all its workers included could easily be one of the best around. One of the best decisions in my life was to attend Central Catholic.
Great community and experience, great academics, but falls short in the aspects of administration. The administration struggles to connect with its own Students, often overstepping their own boundaries or falling short of the desires of students, which can be frustrating. The teachers are wonderful however, and the students themselves have a strong bond that I believe will carry on well past graduation from high school.
It is a great school that offers and sets up many opportunities for your future. Central Catholic although it is nit very diverse has a well accepting group of people making everybody feel at home. Central is a brotherhood which helps build bonds and connections that no other school has to offer for its students and faculty. The teachers at central care very much for the kids and show how much they appreciate them through their willingness to help the kids succeed no matter what the cost.
It is a brotherhood at Central Catholic. An all-boys preparatory school that takes education seriously, and keeps Christian faith at the center of all learning. It's a privilege to be a Viking. "For God and Country."
I loved how the teachers and students really cared for each other. Another thing I liked is how the teachers make class interesting and fun! I'd definatley come back to Central if I had to again, I really learned a lot and was a great place that you enjoy yourself meeting new people.