Roanoke Catholic School, established in 1889, is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Educational Association (VCES) and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Our school is a college preparatory school. 100% of seniors are accepted to colleges and universities.
Roanoke Catholic School, like other small, rigorous college preparatory schools, does not rank students for the purpose of college admission. Our school requires school uniforms for all students in Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Also, the Upper School student must complete a minimum 40 hours of individual service each school year. The average of SAT scores for the student at Roanoke Catholic School is about 100 points higher than the national and state average for combination of Math, Critical Reading, and Writing.
At our school, we do not require the TOEFL or SLEP test to apply for admission, but these tests are highly recommended for admission. While we do not have a formal English Language Learner (ELL) program, we do assist students with English needs on an individual basis.
Normally, we require testing and interviews for all students as part of the admission process. For international students, we ask the potential students to be available for an interview via the internet.
At Roanoke Catholic School, we offer Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual-Enrollment courses.
|Honors Courses||AP Courses||AP Courses/Dual Enrollment|
|Physics||English Composition||AP English Langauage (English 111 & 112)|
|Calculus I & II||English Literature||AP English Literature (English 211 & 212)|
|United States History||Advanced Grammar Composition (English 111)|
|Biology||Engineering (at Virginia Western)|
Many private schools have one thing in common; they have small class sizes to form close relationships between students and teachers. In addition, our school strongly suggests that all international students meet with their academic advisor on a weekly basis. We take a personal interest in the well being of international students. It is very important to make international students feel welcome and at home during their stay with us.
Roanoke Catholic School is a day school. Many individuals, families, and community people believe that our school is one of the best private schools in offering high quality academic programs to international students as well as American students.
We understand that international students are very anxious about living in America, adjusting to a new school, and making new friends as well as the excitement of seeking their visions and hopes in education. Education is not only about attending good colleges, but it is also about learning from daily experiences. However, our program is dedicated to ensuring that our students have many opportunities to learn and have fun. We are not only teaching them to do well for subjects and homework, but also teaching them the value of discipline and the use of time management to do well in college in the future.
In order for students to be accepted at Roanoke Catholic School, applicants must submit the following:
- Completed application forms
- Completed TOEFL or SLEP entrance examination
- Completed physical exam and health information (including vaccination record) forms to be reviewed prior to acceptance
- Photo copy of passport
- Application fee of $150 US dollars
- A non-refundable international fee of $2,000 US dollars. Upon acceptance, the student will be required to pay the yearly tuition in full.
- Transcripts for the two most recent years of school
- Two teacher recommendation letters (English & Math)
- Personal Essay on “Why I want to attend Roanoke Catholic School”
After reviewing the application and records and assuming a successful testing outcome, Roanoke Catholic School will send the following:
- Acceptance Letter
- I-20 SEVIS Immigration Form
- Enrollment contract to be signed
- Uniform ordering information
- Student Information Sheet
When arriving on campus you must present your passport and I-94 Card.
International students, enrolled at Roanoke Catholic School, must be covered by a personal primary health insurance policy. During their stay in the U.S. these foreign national students must acquire health insurance from a U.S. firm to serve as their primary source of insurance for medical coverage. The school’s policy is a secondary policy, designed to cover claims of incidents, which might occur during school related events and might not be covered by their primary insurance carrier.