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A
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
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
248 responses
Average ACT
27
69 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. 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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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!
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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.
It mostly depends on who your friends are but overall I personally had a limited drama time every year. Classes can be difficult with some teachers, especially in honors or above, not understanding that you have other difficult classes and can assign too many assignments in too short of a time span. Also it being a catholic school they do lean to a more conservative viewpoint on many current topics so some of the teachers (mostly in the religion department) can be a bit closed minded but most of the students are very accepting of differences in appearance or opinion.