Founded in 1889, Roanoke Catholic School greets our 130th academic year poised to expand upon a tradition emphasizing faith in the Gospel message, familial values, and the aspiration for excellence as defining hallmarks of the learning community.

We strive to instill in our students a lifelong commitment to learning, to Christian values, and to community service. Our fundamental task is the education of the whole person, blending learning with faith and faith with daily life.

The Class of 2021 joined an impressive list of colleges and universities to which our graduates have matriculated since 2012 including: Catholic University of America, City University of New York, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, Duke University, Duquesne University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Parsons The New School for Design, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, University of Montreal, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of San Francisco, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University and Xavier University.

At a Glance

  • Head of School: Patrick Patterson
  • 3 Divisions:
    • Pre-K 3 & 4
    • Lower School grades K-7
    • Upper School grades 8-12
  • 403 students for 2021-22 school year
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • School Hours:
    • Pre-K and Lower School (K-5) 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM
    • Middle School (6-7) 7:45 AM – 3:15 PM
    • Upper School (8-12) 7:45 AM – 3:15 PM


Roanoke Catholic is Cognia accredited and the Diocese of Richmond is Cognia accredited as a school system. Cognia is the largest community of education professionals in the world. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While its expertise is grounded in more than 100 years of work in school accreditation, Cognia is far from a typical accrediting agency. Its goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, its commitment is to help schools improve. Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, Cognia serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 schools and school systems, employing more than 4 million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students across the United States and 70 other nations.