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Roanoke Catholic School, established in 1889, is accredited by AdvancED.  Our school is a college preparatory school.  100% of graduating seniors who apply to colleges and universities are accepted.

FumikaRoanoke 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 SAT scores for the Roanoke Catholic School student is about 100 points higher than the national and state average for combination of Math, Critical Reading, and Writing.

 

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 Language (English 111 & 112)
Calculus I & II English Literature AP English Literature (English 211 & 212)
United States History Advanced Grammar Composition (English 111)
Biology Engineering
Chemistry Dual Enrollment US/VA Government
Spanish Literature Dual Enrollment US/VA History
Spanish Language Dual Enrollment Spanish (Level II and higher)

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

Roanoke Catholic School offers a boarding school experience for international students (click here for boarding website).

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.

The Application Process for New International Students:

  1. Submit completed application forms online.
  2. Report TOEFL examination scores.
  3. Provide transcripts for the two most recent years of school.
  4. Submit two teacher recommendation letters (English & Math).
  5. Complete Personal Essay on “Why I want to attend Roanoke Catholic School.”
  6. Interview in person or online with the administration.

APPLICANTS FROM CHINA: In order for the Roanoke Catholic admissions team to get to know our Chinese applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review.

The Vericant interview will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and skills to our admissions team and is a required component of the completed application for all Chinese applicants unable to visit campus. The interview deadline is June 30, 2017.

To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant’s website.


After reviewing the application and records and upon acceptance, Roanoke Catholic School will apply for a Federal Government of the United States I-20 SEVIS Immigration form through the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Applicant is responsible for $250 fee payable to the Diocese.

  1. Roanoke Catholic School will send an acceptance packet containing: I-20 SEVIS Immigration Document (original – must be kept with student at all times); an enrollment contract; and instructions for online enrollment.
  2. Return signed contract and complete online enrollment.
  3. Submit completed physical exam (Virginia School Entrance Health Form), TB Risk assessment, and health information (including Green Information Sheet & Over-the-Counter Permission to Treat, and translated vaccination record) forms to be reviewed prior to acceptance.
  4. Submit documented proof of a personal primary health insurance policy with a company in good standing and authorized to operate in the United States (see below).
  5. By July 1: Pay full tuition and fees at the international rate.
  6. Receive uniform ordering information.

International Tuition and Fees:

International students will pay tuition of $18,500 in full by July 1. A boarding fee of $20,000, payable to the boarding company, is also due in full by July 1. Click here for details of included benefits in boarding program.

The Re-enrollment process for Returning International Students:

  1. Upon teacher recommendation and administrative approval of student return, Roanoke Catholic School will send the Roanoke Catholic School Enrollment Contract for International Students.
  2. Return both copies of SIGNED contract.
  3. For renewal of I-20, Roanoke Catholic School will apply for a Federal Government of the United States I-20 SEVIS Immigration form through the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Applicant is responsible for $100 fee payable to the Diocese. RCS will send completed I-20 SEVIS Immigration Document (original – must be kept with student at all times).
  4. Submit documented proof of a personal primary health insurance policy with a company in good standing and authorized to operate in the United States (see below).
  5. By July 1: Pay full tuition and fees at the international rate for the student’s appropriate grade level.

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.