Serra Catholic High School

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Serra Catholic High School is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12. The school has 26 faculty members with an average teaching experience of 19 years. The mission of Serra Catholic is to educate young men and women in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, which nurtures students in spiritual, moral and social growth. For advanced students, 42 college credits are available through Serra’s “College in High School” program. Overall, Serra students test two to three years above the national average, according to the Iowa Tests of Educational Development. In 2012 Serra Catholic High School was a recipient of the Top 50 Catholic High School Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes excellence in Catholic identity, academics and civic education at Catholic high schools across the United States.

Offering strong college preparatory academics in safe small town setting. Welcome to Serra Catholic High School!

Community Information

Located less than 30 minutes from Pittsburgh, student have easy access to city shopping and entertainment. McKeesport is also home of the Pennsylvania State University Greter Allegheny campus. Area population 30,000. Town website: www.mckeesport.org


Estimated Start Date: Late August

Estimated End Date: Early June

Number of Students: Student Population: Grades:
360 (5% international) Co-educational 9-12
Teacher/Student Ratio: Average Class Size: Teachers with Advanced Degrees:
1:14 N/A 82%
ESL Programs: IB Programs: Offer Diploma:
No No Yes
School Uniform: Year Established: Campus Size:
Yes 1961 17 Acres

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Music, Band, Survey of Art, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Art I - IV

AP Courses:

Honors sections offered in for most courses.

School also offers dual college credit for over 15 courses.


Extracurricular Activities & Clubs:

University Acceptance Rate:


Partial List of College and University Acceptances:

  • American University, University of Akron, California University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, DePaul University, Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Notre Dame, Penn State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Saint Vincent College, Seton Hill University, Syracuse University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Villanova University

Closest International and Local Airports:

Pittsburgh International Airport Airport (PIT)

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