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Peninsula Catholic High School is the oldest Catholic school in the Tidewater area. Originally established in 1903 as St. Vincent de Paul School for girls, it became co-educational in 1929 when the Xaverian Brothers closed their school for boys.

 

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Peninsula Catholic High School is the oldest Catholic school in the Tidewater area. Originally established in 1903 as St. Vincent de Paul School for girls, it became co-educational in 1929 when the Xaverian Brothers closed their school for boys.

 

History

History

Peninsula Catholic High School is the oldest Catholic school in the Tidewater area. Originally established in 1903 as St. Vincent de Paul School for girls, it became co-educational in 1929 when the Xaverian Brothers closed their school for boys. In 1960 Bishop Russell changed the name to St. Vincent Central High School. Then, in the belief that the name should reflect all supporting parishes, the Bishop renamed it Peninsula Catholic High School in 1966. The Class of 1995 was the last to graduate from the original school site in downtown Newport News. Classes began in September 1995 at a newly constructed modern facility on Harpersville Road, Newport News. Beginning in 1903, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and the pastor of St. Vincent Parish administered the school. Since school year 1984-85, Peninsula Catholic has been under lay administration.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

The mission of Peninsula Catholic High School is to develop young men and women who are spiritually, intellectually, socially and morally mature by providing a disciplined and nurturing, college preparatory environment rooted in the Catholic tradition.

Our Vision

The Peninsula Catholic High School of the future will remain true to its core beliefs as a Christ-centered institution of learning rooted in the richness of Catholic tradition and will strive to ensure that innovation, technology, and forward thinking remain essential components of our commitment to developing young men and women who are morally and intellectually prepared to lead in a diverse and global society.

Philosophy

Our Philosophy  of Learning

Learning is not only the acquisition of knowledge but also a change in behavior based on that knowledge.  At Peninsula Catholic, the purpose of learning is to enable students to solve problems, predict consequences, and make appropriate life choices so that they can become contributing members of the faith community.