Each year, Central Catholic publishes a complete school profile detailing total enrollment, graduation requirements, matriculation, course offerings, special programs and test scores.
Central Catholic High School, a college preparatory high school for boys, is guided by the educational principals of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. The school strives to provide a challenging, relevant, and diverse program of academics and extracurricular activities in an environment that fosters a life of faith and scholarship, while developing leadership rooted in the Gospel values of integrity, respect, service, justice, and peace. Upon graduation, the graduates of Central Catholic will have become Men of Faith, Scholarship, and Service.
The student body reflects the rich ethnic, cultural, economic, and racial diversity of the Pittsburgh area. Last year, 33% of our students received a total of $1.7 million in financial aid. Students come from the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs and represent more than 100 grade schools and 90 parishes. Current enrollment is 866 students with a typical graduating class of about 220 seniors each year. Traditionally, 98% of graduates continue their education beyond high school.
Located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the school is in the center of the educational and cultural district of the city, within walking distance of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Carnegie Museums. The school’s location allows students to take advantage of nearby museums, cultural centers, libraries, and places of historical interest.
Central Catholic High School is accredited by the PA Department of Education and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Central Catholic as one of the nation's "outstanding secondary schools."