Why Venango Catholic High School?

Today, parents and students have many choices when it comes to education. There are traditional public and/or charter schools, online charter schools, cyberschools, and homeschooling options that are easily accessible to families.

With so many options and a variety of platforms available, why choose Venango Catholic? We offer the distinct combination of Christ-centered values, academic excellence and a commitment to lifelong achievement.

Venango Catholic embraces its long tradition of fidelity to the Gospel and educating the whole student, mind, body and spirit. Our teachers, administrators, parents and friends stand of the foundation of Christ’s teaching to assist our students in developing and practicing patterns of holiness that foster achievement and serve them for their lifetime. The values taught via experiences, modeling, self evaluation and respect prepare our students to be successful in a variety of post secondary education options, careers, and personal life events and circumstances. Since its doors opened in 1962, over 3000 young people have walked these halls, engaged in these classrooms, set and achieved goals, failed with the value of failure as a lesson and not a set back, and have proudly earned a Venango Catholic diploma.

To earn a Venango Catholic diploma, students must engage in a rigorous academic program of study. Our teachers and instructors collaborate to ensure courses are relevant and engaging while supporting students to master content, knowledge and skills at a high level of achievement. Advanced Placement courses in Biology, Calculus and Literature and Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA) offerings significantly expand Advanced Placement, Computer Science/Programming, and Humanities offerings for our students.

Viking graduates pursue higher education and post high school opportunities at colleges and universities, from local and regional schools to national top-tier schools, including military academy appointments. Additionally, many of our graduates have proudly served our nation in the United States Armed Forces, and many have served with distinction. Many VC graduates frequently share with us how well Venango Catholic prepared them for their post high school life!

We at VC are honored to to carry the torch in continuing Venango Catholic’s tradition of rich, rigorous and relevant educational experiences for our students! As the landscape of secondary education changes, we hold true to our Catholic foundations as we move forward to educate 21st century learners and prepare them for the rapidly changing future!

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Quick Facts

  • Rolling Admissions
  • 9:1 Student to Teacher Ratio (2014-15 School Year)
  • 95% of our students enroll in four-year college or commit to the United States Armed Forces upon graduation.

Admission Process

We invite perspective students and their parents to visit the school together. Meet with the Admissions Director and take a guided tour during school hours and explore all of the opportunities afforded to enrolled students via the classroom, extra-curricular, and athletic opportunities. Finish the tour with a Q&A session and by scheduling a Shadow Day.  Shadow Days can be scheduled for a half or whole day.

Venango Catholic High School encourages perspective students to become a Viking for day by shadowing a current student. Experience the classes, lunch, and atmosphere by being immersed in all things VC!

Visits and shadow days may be arranged with Debie Lesko, Admissions Director.

Applications are available online and Ms. Lesko is available via email and phone to assist in every aspect of the process. A completed application review is conducted by school administration, with a focus on academic and behavioral performance in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Notification of Admission status will be communicated in a timely manner.

As a distinctly Catholic school, VC welcomes students of all backgrounds and does not discriminate against qualified students based on race, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, disability or age, as required by law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions procedures, financial aid/scholarship awards, and/or any other administered programs. While fulfilling financial commitments is a requirement for continued enrollment at Venango Catholic High School, the school does not use financial information to make decisions regarding admission.

Let’s Get Started!

Download and complete our admissions application and contact our Director of Admissions for to begin the admissions process!