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New Family Q & A

We know that there may be lot of questions when it comes to looking a new school.  At North Catholic, we are here to help navigate your admissions process.  We've gathered a few frequently asked questions to for our prospective families.  If you have any other questions, please contact us.

What is the timeline for the admissions process?

Our admissions process is on-going throughout the year.  
Please visit our APPLY page to learn more about the requirements for our application process.  

What are the important admissions dates to remember?

Choosing a high school can be a big decision.  At North Catholic, we offer a variety of events throughout the year to provide families with opportunities to see why NC is a great place to be.
Our shadows days and school tours are also available throughout the year on a rolling basis.
  • Thursday, October 24th:  8th Grade Scarlet and Gold Day
  • Sunday, October 27th: Fall Open House
  • December 7th, January 18th, and March 14th: 8th Grade High School Placement Test
  • March 2021:  Spring Open House

Do you have to be Catholic to attend NCHS?

No, students do not need to be Catholic to attend NCHS.  While our school is rooted in Catholic tradition, we welcome all backgrounds to apply to our school. 

Do you provide bussing?

Bussing is included in the cost of our tuition.  Transportation is provided by the districts listed below.
We also provide transportation beyond a 10-mile radius.  There are designated pick-up and drop-off point for these students.  Please contact our transportation coordinator, Krista Texter, with any questions. 
Ambridge Avonworth Freedom
Hampton Knoch Mars
North Allegheny Pine Richland Seneca Valley
Quaker Valley    

What scholarship opportunities does North Catholic have to offer?

To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, please click HERE.

What should my child wear for his/her shadow day?

We kindly ask that our shadows wear conservative style clothing.  No jeans, leggings, shorts, or jeans, please.  

What is the average class size?

Our average class size is 22 students.  

Can my 8th grader take the placement test at another location other than North Catholic?

Yes, students can take the placement test at another location and have the results sent to us.  However, in order to be considered for a merit-based scholarship opportunity, students must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at North Catholic.  

What is the dress code for NCHS?

Lands' End is the chosen uniform provider for North Catholic High School.  Please visit , using our preferred school number (900156324), and you'll be able to review all aspects of our standard uniform.  The extended overview of this information is also available in our Student Handbook.

Do you offer financial aid?

We are committed to keeping North Catholic affordable and attainable for all.  Through our efforts, we continually seek resources to be able to provide financial assistance to our families.  Those interested in receiving financial aid must complete our FACTS application.

My child is thinking of transferring, what can we expect with the process?

North Catholic High School welcomes transfer students.  Transfer students must be complete our online application and provide transcripts in order to be considered for acceptance.  Please note, transfer students must meet with our Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, and applicants are evaluated on a case by case basis.