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Roman Catholic High School

Location 301 N. Broad Street Philadelphia 19107
Phone 215-627-1270
Principal Mr. Robert O'Neill
Website Visit Website
Type ? Private Catholic
School Level High School
Grade Levels 9-12
Enrollment 744
Registration Application
Nearest Cross Street Broad & Vine Streets
SEPTA Route BSL (Race-Vine), Bus (2, 4, 16, 23)
Wait List No
Application Apply Now
Tuition $7,700
Overall ?
8/10
Math ?
7/10
Reading ?
8/10
Safety ?
9/10
Student Attendance ?
6/10
Achievement Gap ?
N/A
College Bound ?
8/10

Admissions Policy

The admissions process for students desiring entrance to 9th grade at Roman Catholic High School begins with the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Any student wishing to attend Roman Catholic is required to take the HSPT in the fall of their 8th grade year. Scholarship and placement are determined by this test. Following the test, students will submit their standardized testing scores as well as 7th and 8th grade reports for review.
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Mission

Roman Catholic High School, a secondary educational institution founded by Thomas E. Cahill, provides young men from diverse social, economic, and geographic backgrounds an education of academic and cultural excellence in a scholarly and nurturing environment. The challenging academic curriculum, a competitive athletics program, and engaging activities complement each other to foster courage, character, and leadership.
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Accreditations

Middle States Accreditation 2009
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Points of Pride

• 95% of Roman graduates further their education
• Roman is the first Diocesan high school in the nation – founded to give students a Catholic education which until 1890 had only been available at private institutions for wealthier families
• Without Roman, the Archdiocesan system as we know it anywhere in the United States would not exist.
• The Class of 2014 earned over $25 million in college scholarships

• Center City location offers easy access by numerous forms of transportation and great employment opportunities.
• Because of the support of the Philadelphia business community, Roman students have the opportunity to intern at companies such as Independence Blue Cross, Equus Capital Partners, LTD., Columbus Construction, LLC., M&T Bank, and many more.
• Sports Management was added to the Business curriculum in the 2013-14 school year
• Partnerships with Community College of Philadelphia and Drexel University will enhance the foreign language department (Arabic) and law school opportunities.
• 17 Varsity Sports – Volleyball added in 2014
• Mock Trial won the City Title and placed 2nd in the State. Only the 2nd Catholic school in 20 years to win a City Title. Cardinal Dougherty won in 1993. Roman won in 2010 and 2013
• One senior earned the Gates Millenium Scholarship
• One senior was a National Merit Scholar
• Academics — 6 AP Courses- English, Calculus, US History, Biology, Psychology, Studio Art — electives in Sports Medicine, Theatre, – courses offered at Academy of Fine Arts, Drexel University at Hahnemann Hospital, Diocesan Scholar Program
• Both the Sports Medicine Clinic and Fine Arts Center are housed the McSherry Annex.
• The Annex is named for James G. McSherry, Roman Catholic class of 1940, the second largest donor to Roman Catholic since our founder, Thomas Cahill.
• Center City location offers easy access by numerous forms of transportation and great employment opportunities.
• Class size: Faculty-Student ratio is 20:1. Class sizes can vary by course and year.
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School Details & Data

Demographics
Percent Black
18.5%
Percent White
70.6%
Percent Asian
3.7%
Percent Hispanic
4.6%
Percent Other
2.6%
Students per Grade
9
25
10
234
11
248
12
237
Total Students
744
Academics
Standardized Test Scores
SAT Critical Reading
478
SAT Math
468
SAT Writing
472
SAT Total Score
1418
Student Performance
Graduation rate N/A
Dropout rate N/A
College rate 79%
Culture
Serious Disciplinary Incidents per 100 Students
0.8/100
Average Daily Attendance
0.890
Arts Programs
Vocal
Theater
Visual
Choir
Other Instrumental
School Plays
School Musicals
Theater Group
Literature
Sports Programs
Football
Basketball
Soccer
Baseball
Track Field
Tennis
Cross Country
Wrestling
Bowling
Golf
Indoor Track
Lacrosse
Diving
Volleyball
Sports - Other Hockey, Rugby, Crew
Other Activities
Other Activities NHS Mock Trial World Affairs Art Club Italian Club Asian Club World Affairs Club CSC Office Aides Roman Reserves Roman Ambassadors Big Brothers A.S.I.S.T. Jr. AOH Pro-Life Club Philly Club Freshman/Sophomore Date Dance Junior Prom Senior Prom Homecoming Dance Aspira Student Council Roman Players Band Liturgy Ensemble TV News Fall Musical
Language Programs
French
Spanish
Italian
German
Chinese
Latin
Arabic
Additional Languages German
Electives
Electives Accounting Economics Business Law Entrepreneurship Personal Finance American Government Intro to Psychology Environmental Science Anatomy & Physiology Astronomy Art Studio Art I, II, III, IV PAFA Program Digital Photography Music I, II, III, IV Chorus Theater Digital Photography
Vocational Opportunities
AP Class Offerings
Biology
Calculus Ab
English Language
Psychology
US History
Other Studio Art
Parent Involvement
Home and School
Other The RCHS Mothers' and Fathers' Clubs are integral parts of the Roman Community. They assist in fundraising and coordinating events. Many athletic clubs and activities also have offshoots of this group such as the Band Parents, RCHS Ice Hockey Parents, Roman Lacrosse Parents, etc.
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