Oakland Catholic High School

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Oakland Catholic High School
144 North Craig Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (Allegheny County) 15213
United States
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Type Private, all female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Joan of Arc
Established 1989
President Mary Claire Kasunic
Principal Marisa Greco
Chaplain Fr. Robert George
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 555 (2015)
Color(s) Maroon and silver         
Mascot Eagle
Team name Eagles
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Forte (literary/art magazine)
Newspaper The Eagle Eye
OC Record
Tuition (2015-16) $13,200 Roman Catholic Student, $14,200 non-Catholic Student, + $400 fees
Admissions Director Theresa Hill
Athletic Director Mary Pat Bielich
Vice President of Advancement Karen Marner
Alumni Director Erin Cannon
Director of Information Technology Vernon Young
Public Relations Director Amanda McVay

Oakland Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic college preparatory school for girls, located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA within the Diocese of Pittsburgh. It was established by Bishop Donald Wuerl in 1989 as the merger of former all-girl parish high schools of Sacred Heart and St. Paul Cathedral to serve as a sister school for Central Catholic. Approximately 600 students matriculate at Oakland Catholic and the school draws female students from all over the City of Pittsburgh and the suburbs. Nearly 98% of its students attend four-year universities.

Oakland Catholic High School finished its construction for the 2008-2009 school year.


Oakland Catholic is known for its Quad A girls basketball team. From 1998–2008 they were involved in every District Championship (W.P.I.A.L.) game. They also won several Pennsylvania State Championship titles.

Oakland Catholic swimming also has a number of state championships.[2][3] Oakland Catholic Swimming is widely known throughout the region for its multiple W.P.I.A.L. and State (P.I.A.A.) Titles.

Academic departments

  • Art
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Health/Physical Education
  • Math
  • Music
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Notes and references

  1. MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Keith Barnes, TRIBUNE-REVIEW. "Oakland Catholic wins PIAA Class AA team swimming title". Retrieved 2010-12-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Todd Hummel. "High School Swimming: Oakland Catholic girls win state title". Retrieved 2010-12-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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