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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."


Academic Rigor


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.

Spiritual Growth

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

Global Awareness


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


Georgetown Summer Program

This summer, Junior Evelyn Sorg attended a week long program on the Georgetown campus called the Georgetown Law and Advocacy program.


With the permission and support of the Diocesan Schools Office and the Administration of Oakland Catholic, Dorrie Donahue has elected to take an educational leave of absence for the 2022-2023 school year.

Director of Mission Integration

With the permission and support of the Diocesan Schools Office and the Administration of Oakland Catholic, Dorrie Donahue has elected to take an educational leave of absence for the 2022-2023 school year.

Alonie Ashley FINCA Internship

Rising junior Alonie Ashley, OCHS'24 accepted a summer internship at FINCA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC.) FINCA helps small business owners and entrepreneurs obtain loans and other financial services. FINCA is also associated with 40 other nations spread over five continents.

New OC Coaching Staff

The Oakland Catholic Athletic Department has been busy this summer getting ready for the upcoming 2022-23 athletic seasons.

Maile Oravitz, OCHS '21

Congratulations to OC alumna, Maile Oravitz on her role as Lois/Ensemble in Pittsburgh CLO's production of A Chorus Line.

Power of Storytelling

Rising sophomore, Morgan McCray has a story to tell. Morgan is one of 20 teenagers learning how to create podcasts in the RADcast program.

From Oakland to Annapolis

Mallory Dietrich, OCHS'06 has quite the resume. Mallory attributes the foundation of her success to the regimen she established while at Oakland Catholic.

Eddie Benton Named Head Basketball Coach

Oakland Catholic High School Athletics Department is excited to announce the hiring of Pittsburgh native, Mr. Eddie Benton as the new Head Girls Basketball coach. Coach Benton brings over 24 years of coaching experience, 19 of those years on the sidelines coaching women’s basketball.

Two OC Alumna Make WPIAL Hall of Fame

The 15th annual WPIAL Hall of Fame class was revealed to the public on Wednesday morning in a press conference at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Congratulations to Oakland Catholic's Brianne O'Rourke '05 and Mallory Dietrich '06!

PJAS Success!

Eight Oakland Catholic students recently placed at the statewide Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition, with three students receiving first place awards. In addition to navigating Penn State's campus, sleeping in the dorms, and visiting the Berkey Creamery, students delivered their formal presentations to panels of judges and fielded technical questions about their experiments.

OC Sophomore Wins Prize for Poetry

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Links recently awarded OC sophomore Maddy Ng 2nd place in their Young Master Writers Program Competition for her poem "Smothering a Child’s Spark." Along with a certificate of recognition, Maddy received a $250 monetary prize. Congratulations, Maddy!

Engineering at Cornell

OC Junior Jaylee Witcher has been accepted to the CURIE Academy at Cornell University this summer. Selecting from "an extensive pool of outstanding applicants," the CURIE Academy invites high school girls who excel in math and science to explore engineering in an interactive atmosphere.

As her mother, Jordan Doctor, enthused, "She continues to amaze me every day!"

OC World Fair

In-person for the first time in two years, the event invited participants to learn about a wide variety of issues and try out some new cultural traditions, exploring everything from how countries are combatting climate change to how to put on a Japanese kimono.

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