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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
144 North Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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
1180
327 responses
Average ACT
28
105 responses

BAM! FALL 2020 SESSIONS

Learning never stops at Oakland Catholic! Designed for girls entering 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade, BAM! Zoom Sessions keep the fun going all fall at $30/session. Register for one, three, or all of the opportunities today!

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    33%
  • Dance
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Dancing with the Vikings
    11%
  • Masque
    9%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Campus Ministry
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    558
    91%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
    72%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    13:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    78%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    94%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
    32%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $99,993
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $869
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $247,922
    National
    $184,700

    Oakland Catholic High School Reviews

    411 reviews
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    Daughters immersed in a strong college prep environment fostering competition/excellence. Desire stronger focus on a “love of learning” rather than students in pursuit of high GPAs. Troubling incidence with academic dishonesty this year among sophomores, particularly members of JOA; consequences not on par with gravity of the actions. Mixed messages to students not involved. Several outstanding teachers, most notably in humanities, producing solid writers. With STEM focus, need stronger hiring/retention of math/science teachers & better AP outcomes. Exceptional college counselor! Service opportunities are solid. Wish for greater focus on CATHOLIC IDENTITY, especially given that these young women have an integral role to play in an increasingly secular society. Exceptional experiences with tennis, XC, and swim teams. Refreshing to see coaches who actively engage all athletes, not just the best, who also promote leadership, discipline, perseverance and a real sense of belonging.
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    I had an amazing experience at Oakland Catholic High School. The teachers were amazing and there was plenty of one one one attention for students. The teachers made sure that students were challenged with the work, but were there always there to offer support and guidance to really encourage true critical thinking. There there was a great selection of extra curricular activities to get involved in, from clubs to music to sports, there was always something to get involved in to grow stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually. I am forever grateful that I was given the opportunity to receive such an amazing education. I loved every minute of it, and the education I received will stay with me for life. Go Eagles!
    Any school can be considered good when things are going well. To me, the true test is when things are not going so well. I have two daughters. One did extremely well at Oakland Catholic, appreciated the academic rigor and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan, after having been fully prepared by the faculty at Oakland Catholic. My younger daughter, on the other hand, hit a few rough spots in her freshman year. She wanted to switch schools but I asked her to give it a try for just one more semester. The faculty and administration were outstanding! They worked with her and assessed her needs. Today, she is a different child, who is excited about her classes and extracurricular activities. She would not dream of switching school now- and neither would I. Thank you Oakland Catholic.