22 students headed to Washington DC for an OC Mission Trip. They volunteered at local Catholic schools in the DC area. Some students helped at daycares, while others were teaching assistants at elementary schools. The OC girls greatly enjoyed forming connections with the students they served.
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
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CONGRATULATIONS: Basketball team BACK TO BACK section 5A Champs: 63-47 win over McKeesport last week.
The Basketball Team finished the regular season on Saturday and are ready to start the WPIAL playoffs.
Congratulations to our seniors: Emily Bonavita, Channing Brook, Sabrina Leffler, Cayla Connolly, Erin Price and Abby Santora as well as our athletes who've qualified for WPIALs!
Students had the opportunity to ask Army and National Guard officers questions about America's most pressing national security concerns and the challenges and opportunities that come with being a female in the armed forces.
Students, faculty and staff enjoyed a great Catholic Schools Week full of events and activities! Thank you to our guest speakers and OCPG for helping with a great week!
Yesterday, 21 female speakers presented at the 2024 OC Career Symposium! We are grateful to them for sharing their journeys, knowledge, and advice with our students as they begin to explore their own passions and careers for the future.
We are thrilled to welcome Zena Johnson, Head Sideline Cheer Coach, Caitlin Doyle, Head Crew Coach and Alex Ravano, Head Fencing Coach! Coaches and athletes are excited to get to work!
Students joined in the DP for a presentation from Brookelynne Schnurpel, a missionary who serves vulnerable women through Gift of Mary. Then students moved to classrooms to work together to create tie-knot blankets that were donated to the Red Door.
Math Teacher Elaina Tabb heads to Orlando, Florida to take on the Olympic Trials - "The Journey to Paris Runs Through Downtown Orlando!" Mrs. Tabb is excited for the opportunity to represent her country at the Summer Olympics in Paris.
President Lazzara and Mrs. Brown were honored to be part of the St. Lucy's Auxiliary to the Blind Winter Membership Meeting at the Pittsburgh Field Club on January 23. The Mission of St. Lucy's Auxiliary to the Blind is to encourage and inspire a lifetime commitment of volunteer service in young women.
We are excited to announce that Oakland Catholic High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). This award acknowledges 1,127 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2022-23 school year.
OC Legend, George Rudolph will be inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame Class of 2024! George wore many hats while at OC; social studies teacher, Athletic Director, Cross Country Coach and more! Congratulations on this exciting acheivement!
Madeleine Ng, OCHS'24 has been selected as one of four 2023-2024 Allegheny County Youth Poet Ambassadors. On Monday, January 15, Maddy and the other young poets in her cohort held a reading of their original poetry at City of Asylum, then hosted a Q&A panel about creativity, inspiration, and activism.
Junior Achievement recently announced their 18 Under Eighteen class of 2024 presented by EQT. OC Junior, Emma Winkler is one of the amazing honorees. A class of entrepreneurs, dreamers and advocates, these kids are defining what it means to be a leader and lighting the way for their generations to make positive change.
Caterina Veneziano has always known she would pursue a career in education. Cat is a Duquesne University senior working diligently towards two degrees.
The 60th Medallion Ball for St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind was held on Friday, November 24 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Twelve Oakland Catholic students were honored at this year's event.
CMU's mobile lab team were on campus to work with Mr. Graner's 3rd period Physics II class. These CMU students represented their electrical engineering outreach team.
The 2012 OC Chess Team has finally been officially recognized for their PA State Chess Federation Championship!
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!