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At Central Catholic High School, We're Building Men of Character

Central Catholic is motivated by a Mission much larger than itself. 

It’s the Mission that has its origins in the Gospel.  Over three centuries ago, Saint John Baptist de La Salle was inspired with a new vision of what the school could be and he started a teaching Brotherhood that saw education as much more than just the transmission of information and skills.  The school years were seen as an important and essential time in the life of boys as they grew into young men.  The mission of this Band of teaching Brothers was the formation of the character of the students entrusted to their care so that as they matured and discovered their calling in life, they would be guided by the values and virtues of the Faith and find fulfillment and success in whatever path the followed.

Since 1927, Central Catholic has continued in this time-tested tradition of building Men of Character

through a spirit of accompaniment, the unique Lasallian approach to education where we meet each student where he finds himself and journey with him as he discovers his God-given gifts and potential.  Ours is a personalized and student-centered experience.  To be accompanied during the important high school years by highly qualified and caring teachers who view their work as a ministry and vocation ensures that over four years the students who enter as young teenagers will be transformed into mature, intellectually motivated and compassionate young men guided by an ethical and moral framework that will empower him to navigate a complex world with confidence and a generous spirit of service. 

The spirit of Brotherhood that motivated Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the first Brothers continues to inspire all Central Catholic men both as students and alumni.  Those bonds of brotherhood last a lifetime.  Alumni generously offer their time and experience to guide their Central brothers with college decisions, career advice, internships, networking and even that first job offer.

The high school years are so important for a teenage boy. 

Central Catholic’s experience and tradition continues to provide an environment that brings forth the best in each of our students so that they grow into the best version of themselves.

We Build Results. 

After four years, our students leave Central Catholic feeling confident and prepared to take on the world.

  • 96% of the Class of 2017 went on to a 2-year or 4-year college or university. 
  • Over $25 million - the amount of scholarship dollars earned by the Class of 2017 
  • 49 seniors were inducted into the Saint John Baptist de La Salle Chapter of the National Honor Society of Secondary Schools
  • 8 seniors were named Trib Total Media Oustanding Young Citizen for his contributions inside and outside of the classroom

Learn more about the accomplishments of the Class of 2017


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