Central Catholic High School is where tradition meets innovation. Our rigorous academic programming, dedicated student support services, high expectations, wide variety of athletic and extra-curricular offerings, and sanctioned daily independence focus on developing the whole student while embedding in them the values, morals, responsibility, and discipline that will carry into the rest of their lives. Located in the heart of Oakland, Central Catholic provides additional educational experiences for students to benefit from at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, the Carnegie Museum system, Phipps Conservatory, the Pittsburgh Zoo, as well as nearby downtown Pittsburgh. Since 1927, Central Catholic has fulfilled its mission of building Men of Faith, Scholarship and Service.
Fall 2022 Admissions Events
Viking for a Day (8th grade only)
October 14, 2022
Each year, more than 350 eighth-grade boys join us for our annual "Viking for a Day" event. Throughout the day, students will explore Central Catholic through tours and sample classes, have lunch with peers and student mentors in the McGinley Dining Hall, and learn all about Central Catholic! Students who will make up the class of 2027 are invited to attend on Friday, October 14, 2022.
Fall Open House for Prospective Families
November 6, 2022
Open House for families of prospective students in all grade levels are invited to tour the campus and meet teachers, coaches, and students on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
If you cannot make it to Open House or Viking for a Day, Central Catholic is pleased to offer small group campus tours this fall. Each tour will last for approximately 45 minutes.
Available Tour Dates:
- September 20, 2022: 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- October 5, 2022: 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Central Catholic’s holistic approach to education revolves around reaching your student where he is – and pushing him to be his best self. Central Catholic strives to provide a challenging, relevant and diverse program of studies and extra-curricular activities in an environment that fosters a life of faith and learning and develops leaders rooted in the gospel values of integrity, respect, service, justice and peace.
"I would recommend Central to a prospective student because it truly is an accommodating place that acts as a second home for me. If I need any sort of assistance, whether it is getting help in a class, changing my class schedule, personal or social issues, there are many people there to make your life as great and easy as possible."Meet Bryce Matway, '22