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
    B-
Peninsula Catholic High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Newport News, VA. It has 255 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $11,900 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 94% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
600 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601
Telephone
(757) 596-7247
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,900
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
30%
Average Financial Aid

Peninsula 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
44 responses
Average ACT
27
12 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Junior-Senior day
    26%
  • Cross country meets
    19%
  • Sports
    19%
  • Kairos
    16%
  • Rite of Passage
    13%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
255
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
B+
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
$50,089
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Median Home Value
$189,000
National
$184,700
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Excellent school all the way around - superb academics; caring environment; diverse selection of clubs and activities; sound athletics program; ample leadership and service opportunities; strong values and faith. I can only think of good things to say about PCHS!
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Peninsula Catholic is a fantastic college-preparatory school. The small class sizes and caring faculty make every student feel at home and welcomed. The challenging curriculum, featuring many honors, AP, and dual enrollment classes, ensures students are prepared for the rigors of college, and advanced technology initiatives prepare students for the 21st-century workplaces they will encounter beyond their academic studies. This faith-based school helps young adults to develop into, not only successful adults, but engaged adults, working to better the world around them.
Peninsula Catholic High School has offered a supportive, accepting environment for my son. The teachers and administrative staff go above and beyond to help students. The student body is relatively small, and feels more like a family. Excellent academics, semester based schedule offers great flexiblity and ability to spend more concentrated time on each subject. Good college preparatory curriculum. Many sports and clubs to choose from and students may always start their own. Racially diverse student body and many non-Catholics so students don't feel alienated. Can't think of any negatives.