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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
1504 Woodcrest Avenue
Coraopolis, PA 15108
About Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,250
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
49%
Average Financial Aid
$6,293
From Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (OLSH) is the largest, most comprehensive, private, independent, co-ed Catholic high school in the greater Pittsburgh area. Faith is central to the OLSH experience, which includes multiple opportunities to celebrate, develop, and experience faith on a daily basis. OLSH’s family atmosphere, impeccably maintained facilities and up-to-date technology provide the ideal learning environment. Each student at OLSH is guided to achieve their highest potential and encouraged to take advantage of a range of academic opportunities, supports and programs. The OLSH AP Advantage Program, featuring unique partnerships with the University of Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins University, provides opportunities for advanced learning and accomplishment. Outside of the classroom, OLSH students, from 30 different school districts in Western PA, Ohio, and West Virginia, discover their passions through a wide array of award-winning athletic, arts, and academic programs.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 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
1190
134 responses
Average ACT
27
48 responses

OLSH AP Advantage Program

The OLSH AP Advantage Program affords OLSH students a distinct opportunity to take AP courses through a relationships with one of America's finest universities - the University of Notre Dame. This program's success is marked by increases in enrollment in AP courses, as well as the number of qualifying scores earned by OLSH students on AP exams.

Culture & Safety

Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Pep rallies and basketball games
    19%
  • Youthtowne events, dances
    19%
  • Spring Musical
    12%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Freshman welcome mass
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • None
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    351
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
    79%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
    Poll
    65%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    70%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    70%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A
    Median Household Income
    $85,938
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $971
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $213,300
    National
    $184,700

    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School Reviews

    75 reviews
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    My daughter started as a Freshman she is now a Junior at OLSH. We LOVE the school! It is a beautiful campus and immerses the students in the Felician Core Values. OLSH offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities from Forensics to many competitive sports to an outstanding Theater Department! The school pulls from at least 30 different school districts which makes it very diverse in the student body. They offer all levels of education from AP and Honors classes to regular classes as well. They also have the OWL which is the OLSH writing and learning center where students can be tutored in any classes and also have access to help with essays and writing assignments. I have found OLSH to be a perfect fit for my daughter. She truly loves the school, the teachers and has made many lifelong friends!
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    OLSH prepared me extremely well for life beyond high school. I received opportunities that I could not have had at other schools, because the school is small enough that you matter and have a voice, but large enough to provide a wealth of options for activities, athletics, and more. In some cases, OLSH offers activities and support that are not even available in larger public school settings. The teachers truly care about you, many of them are even coaches or run activities at OLSH. OLSH is a family, a word that can sound cliche, but is true of the school community. The fact that it is an independent school and not diocesan is also a draw, because they make decisions independently under the guidance of the Felician Sisters and can do so without diocesan approval or oversight. My closest friends are still the people I went to high school with -- I even married my high school sweetheart! We can't wait until our children are old enough to attend too!
    Besides a couple aspects in the academic area, I did not enjoy my time at OLSH, primarily the religious aspects of it. The religion classes feel more like brainwashes than they do actual classes with meaningful discussions, and certain religion teachers are so closed minded (for lack of better terms) that it’s easy to wanna leave the faith.

    The English department in particular feels pretty well fleshed out, but a lot of the departments feel lacking. It’s a small school, and they do their best, but science, music, arts, etc, all feel pushed to the back burner.

    There are opportunities to be found here, and certain classes do prepare you well for the future, but overall, I can’t recommend this school to anyone.

    Good
    - Certain classes
    - Activities are well done
    - Friends

    Bad
    - Religious department
    - Staff (besides a handful)
    - Few trips, hands on activities, etc
    - Weird obsession of having uniforms be perfect