Class '14 Caps and GownsAt Roanoke Catholic School, the Upper School includes grades eight to twelve.
Roanoke Catholic School provides a nurturing environment for students to thrive academically and grow spiritually. The small class sizes, excellent instruction, and extensive curriculum help students succeed academically. The administration, faculty, and staff work diligently to instill in the students a lifelong commitment to learning, to Christian values, and to community service. Roanoke Catholic School educates the whole person, blending learning with faith and faith with daily life.

Roanoke Catholic School’s curriculum offers students an expansive choice of interesting courses.  Students at Roanoke Catholic School consistently receive excellent scores on the SAT and AP exams. Students are repeatedly accepted into top state and national universities.

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) VWCC
Calculus I & II English Literature AP English Literature (English 211 & 212) VWCC
United States History Advanced Grammar Composition (English 111) VWCC
Biology Engineering (at Virginia Western)
Chemistry Dual Enrollment US/VA Government – Richard Bland College
Spanish Literature Dual Enrollment US/VA History – Richard Bland College
Spanish Language Dual Enrollment Spanish (Level II and higher) – Richard Bland College


In addition, the Upper School has a unique National Parks Experience. Students flourish and expand their horizons with this exciting program. Students at Roanoke Catholic School may also choose to participate in a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and athletic teams.


Virginia Western Community College Regional Academy for Advanced Technology offers a two-year dual-enrollment program for RCS high school students. As a result of graduating from the program, students can receive a Career Studies Certificate in Engineering while garnering 36 college credits.  Please note that this program, along with Mechatronics and Culinary Arts, are available to all RCS 11th and 12th graders free of charge, except for the cost of text books, etc.

Alex & Stefani

2012-2013 National Parks Program
Mooney Falls, Havasupai, Grand Canyon.
RCS Graduates of the Virginia Western Community College Regional Academy for Advanced Technology, Alex Sakalas ’13 and Stefani Via ’13 with Dr. Richard  Clark, Jr., Associate Professor and Program Head of Engineering.