Students at Oakland Catholic High School earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
At Oakland Catholic we develop the intellectual, spiritual, and personal potential of each of the young women entrusted to our care.
Amira Oliver, OCHS '25
“I love how comfortable I am at OC: with my friends, my teachers, and myself. Here, I feel valued as an individual, but I'm never alone. I feel confident taking risks because I know I'm supported. I'm excited for what's in store, but OC already feels like home.”
Keira Steitz, OCHS '24
“I never knew how far I could go until I joined the Oakland Catholic community. As an athlete, a scholar, a leader - OC pushes me to my limits and beyond in all aspects of my life."
Preeti Gupta, OCHS '96
“OC guided me toward opportunities that matched my interests and fueled my curiosity, offering that elusive blend of support and independence I wish for every young woman.”
Dennis DeFilippo, Social Studies Teacher
“I love teaching at OC for a myriad of reasons, but primarily because the commitment of our entire community to nurturing multi-faceted growth in each student inspires me daily. As a faculty member and OC alumna parent, I'm exceedingly proud to be an OC Eagle."
Tina Richard, OCHS Parent
"To me, Oakland Catholic signifies confidence. During our time here, I've felt confident in my daughter's education, confident in her future, confident in the exceptional young woman she's becoming. Most importantly, I've seen her confidence in herself grow exponentially."
Our extensive departmental offerings are complimented by an ever-evolving, competitive curriculum. Our committed faculty develop critical thinking skills that manifest in higher test scores, impressive college acceptances, and intellectual confidence.
Christ is at the center of all we do. Through both formal and informal practice - prayer, masses, meditation, religious education - we encourage mindfulness and compassion everyday. Explore
Investing in our young women's leadership skills not only affects their futures, it changes the world. We strive to empower their voices, prepare their minds, and provide opportunities that ensure they will be impactful leaders wherever they go. Explore
By pointedly integrating current affairs, technology, and worldviews into our curriculum, programs, mission trips, and strategic plan, we share our vision of a world that calls our students to action. Explore
Seniors, Mia Flaherty and Boa Seo have been named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.
Congratulations to Seniors Paige Meyers and Grace Windfelder who qualified for the WPIAL Girls’ Golfers AAA Individual first round and advanced to the WPIAL Championships.
On Thursday, September 14th, Account Manager Ms. Stephanie Bachman accompanied Ms. Ashley Flynn and her Financial Literacy students on a field trip to BNY Mellon. These students will be participating in the Rock the Street Wall Street (RTSWS) program.
OC students participated in a safety presentation by Community Resource Officer Victoria Butch and her K9 partner Zane of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police's Community Engagement Office, Chief Aaron Lauth of the Carnegie Mellon University Police Department, and Mr. Rich Mader to promote self-awareness and training in the event of an emergency.
For three weeks this summer, OC Senior Michaela William co facilitated a Creative Writing/English Language Arts (ELA) class for middle school students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th at The Neighborhood Academy with Dr. Keely Austin of Carnegie Mellon University.
Campers learned important aspects in the field of forensic science: fundamentals of fingerprinting, crime scene investigation & processing of physical evidence, and so much more.
Ms. Schmidt and Ms. Jeffries traveled with Global Education Allies, as part of an alumni and friend’s teacher cohort, to study the education systems in the South Pacific.
"As a new school year and her new role begin, Kelly is excited about the transition from being a superintendent to being able to focus on one school. Kelly looks forward to becoming active in the school community and absorbing the spirit of Oakland Catholic."
Rising junior London Creach was selected to participate in the Inaugural NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis, Tennessee, July 27th-July 31st.
Ms. Jeffries spent a week in Selma, Alabama studying how community members are recording and memorializing the decades-long campaign to re-establish voting rights for African Americans after Reconstruction.
The 2012 OC Chess Team has finally been officially recognized for their PA State Chess Federation Championship!
On Friday, June 2, 2023 the 2000-01 Oakland Catholic Basketball team was inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame.
Several Class of 2022 graduates agreed to serve as panelists for each class period. Many of them eagerly committed for the whole day. OC provided a light breakfast and lunch for the panelists. It was so nice to see these confident and glowing young women come back to share insight and advice with current seniors!
OC had seven students compete in the PRSEF Fair held at the Carnegie Science Center on March 29th. These students put a lot of hard work into their research, poster, and fair day presentation!
Emma was one of two members of CommRadio, Penn State’s premier student-run radio station, selected to cover Super Bowl LVII as an on-site analyst. She spent three days on Radio Row conducting interviews with former and current NFL players and media personnel as well as co-hosting two pregame shows!
Mr. Steve Graner's EPIC class is highlighted in the Februrary 2023 issue of Parent Magazine! Read the article in the STEAMForward section wtitten by Ann Howley.
Ann K. Howley of Pittsburgh Parent Magazine spoke with OC President, Mary Claire Kasunic about making education decisions. "She advises parents to consider the mission and philosophy of a school..." Click here to read the full article!
OC Alumna, Leah Smith was recently awarded the Perseverance Award at USA Swimming's Golden Goggle Awards event in New York City!
OC Alumna, Audrey Hickton Dégez, OCHS'06 has been in the thick of producing, co-directing, and acting with Slovo Theater Group, a unique artistic residency for Ukrainian artists from Kharkiv. Audrey's cast and crew will present their work "MotherMotherLand" in two performances at Point Park Playhouse's Highmark Theatre, December 15 and 16!