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

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
1170
272 responses
Average ACT
27
73 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    35%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Dance
    13%
  • Dancing with the Vikings
    13%
  • Masque
    8%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Basketball games
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    558
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
    68%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    13:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
    Poll
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    91%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
    36%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      B
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $44,092
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $887
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $108,500
    National
    $184,700

    Oakland Catholic High School Reviews

    263 reviews
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    Oakland Catholic is a very good school. The all-girls dynamic can be very fun! The teachers definitely prepare you well for college, but the downside is that the stress levels of an average Oakland student tend to be extraordinarily high (particularly for those with more rigorous schedules). The environment is very good, and the administration/teachers put a lot of care into their teaching. The Oakland area is very nice and the city-like environment makes every day an adventure. Occasionally the girls can be a bit cliquey, but if you find your right crowd and manage stress well...Oakland is an ideal school! School spirit is outstanding, and a majority of the students look out for each other.
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    The transition from a public school to this school was tough me. After the first semester i got the hang of things and i started to perform better. I love this school! The only complaint that i have is that the administration and teachers tried to stop me from challenging myself.. every year i wanted to take harder classes and they told me no. My mother signed off on the class and I took it. I did exceptionally well in each of the classes. As a freshman, i had all CP classes. Now as a rising senior, i have 4.5 college/ap classes and 3 honors classes. I know college will be a breeze, thanks to OC!
    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.