Soar to new heights with us as we continue to change lives with Gospel values and quality education right here in Venango County. 

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” 

— St. Catherine of Siena


Ready to apply or learn more about VRCS?

Venango Region Catholic School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Venango Region Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Why Venango Region Catholic 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 St. Stephen School or Venango Catholic Jr./Sr. High School? We offer the distinct combination of Christ-centered values, academic excellence and a commitment to lifelong achievement.

Venango Region Catholic School 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 on 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 the doors of Venango Catholic opened in 1962, over 3,000 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 Catholic Virtual offerings significantly expand Advanced Placement, Computer Science/Programming, and Humanities offerings for our students.

Post High School

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 SSS, SPS, and VC graduates frequently share with us how well Venango Catholic prepared them for their post high school life!

We at VRCS are honored to carry the torch in continuing St. Stephen and 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!

Admissions Process

We invite prospective students and their parents to visit our school campuses together. Meet with our knowledgeable staff, take a guided tour during school hours and explore all of the opportunities afforded to enrolled students via the classroom, extra-curricular, and athletic experiences. 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 Jr./Sr. High School encourages prospective students in 7th through 12th grade to become a Viking for the day by shadowing a current student. St. Stephen School welcomes students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade to become a Knight for the day. Experience the classes, lunch, and atmosphere by being immersed in all things VRCS!

Visits and shadow days may be arranged by calling 814.677.3098.

Applications are available online and our Director of Admissions is available via email and phone to assist in every aspect of the process. A completed application review is conducted by school administration.

As a distinctly Catholic school, VRCS 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 Region Catholic School, the school does not use financial information to make decisions regarding admission.


If you want your child to attend Catholic schools, we do, too. 

If you care deeply about education, if you value the fusion of faith and reason, and if you want your child to be part of a nurturing, Christ-centered community, you’re in the right place. Now, you’re probably wondering, what will it cost, and can our family afford it?

First, let us assure you: Our schools are worth their price. Second, let us implore you: Do not let financial concerns be the reason you don’t apply. We are willing to work with your family to determine a mutually agreeable financial arrangement.

Admission Inquiry Form

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Contact Us

Venango Region Catholic School

Venango Catholic Campus

1505 W. First Street
Oil City, PA 16301


Saint Stephen Campus

214 Reed Street
Oil City, PA 16301


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