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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
144 North Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone
(412) 682-6633
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Applying

Application Deadline
January 12
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,300
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
46%
Average Financial Aid
$6,120
From Oakland Catholic High School

Oakland Catholic High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 9-12 that is committed to promoting spirituality, scholarship, and service. Located in the educational heart of the city, the school serves an ethnically, socio-economically, and geographically diverse population of approximately 550 students who hail from the City of Pittsburgh, 46 school districts, 4 counties, and 4 countries. Oakland Catholic High School ranks as one of the top 20 Catholic high schools in the nation for academics and one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the nation overall.

Oakland Catholic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1160
240 responses
Average ACT
27
68 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    34%
  • Dance
    14%
  • Dancing with the Vikings
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Masque
    7%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Basketball games
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
558
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,450
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Median Home Value
$100,800
National
$184,700

Oakland Catholic High School Reviews

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I really enjoyed my high school experience! I've gone to many different schools before and this is the best one yet. The class sizes are small, which I appreciate, and there is very little drama between the girls. I wouldn't say that the school is very diverse, but there is a good mix of students from different backgrounds and upbringings that make the school whole. There's the occasional drama outbreak, but that's expected in a school full of teenage girls, but it's manageable in my opinion.
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I absolutely loved my time at OC! It's the only all-female Catholic high school in WPA, which makes it a special place to learn and grow. Every here, especially the teachers, is very supportive, however, the students are very competitive. This school is not for the faint of heart or the lazy. Expect to have some fun, but also work extremely hard here.
I recently transferred to Oakland Catholic from a small high school located in South Florida. The staff and other girls at school made me feel extremely welcome and took me under their wing. On top of that, the academics here are quite challenging but the teachers are all extremely willing to help you out and make sure that you properly understand how to solve or do something. My senior year, they started focusing a lot on college by doing college seminars, college visits, and even our classes incorporate aspects that will help us succeed in college. There honestly isn't anything I wish to change.