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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


National Gold Key

Recent OC grad, Madeleine Ng won a National Gold Key from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her journalism piece, titled 'The Impact of Resources on the Quality of STEM Education.'

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

On Wednesday, May 22nd, 103 young women graduated in the thirty fifth class of Oakland Catholic High School. The ceremony was held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall. Congratulations Eagles! We can't wait to see what you accomplish next!

PJAS Winners

Four students recently placed at the statewide Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition, with three students receiving first place awards. Congratulations to all our OC scientists for their outstanding work!

E3: Junior Coffee Project

The Class of 2025 cohort of E3, presented their project and concept for C3, Oakland Catholic's own coffee shop to a panel of teachers and administrators. This project represents their years-long work. We are excited to announce that the project has been fully funded and we expect to open in the fall!

Eurochallenge in NYC

After winning the PA regional qualifying competition, the Oakland Catholic Eurochallenge team travelled to New York City to compete in the semifinal round. The OC Eurochallenge Team finished in the top 25 of 78 teams!

2024 Salutatorian

The 2024 Salutatorian is an exceptional scholar in all academic areas, but shows a real passion and talent in the STEM field. She is confident, intellectually curious and highly motivated in addition to being devoted to service at Oakland Catholic as a representative on the Principal’s Advisory Committee and is our Student Council Executive Board President.

2024 Valedictorian

Erin Price, the 2024 Valedictorian is much more than a scholar. She is a swimmer, actress in the OC Theater Group, PJAS participant and survivor of Outdoor Outessey in the inaugural E3 leadership cohort. She is described by those that know her as dedicated, kind hearted and industrious.

National Recognition Programs

We’re celebrating five OC students of 72,000 students from across the country who earned academic honors from College Board’s National Recognition Programs! The National Recognition Programs honor the strong academic achievements of underrepresented students.

The Butterfly Project

8th grade students from Sacred Heart Elementary School were on campus working with OC students and Art Teacher, Mrs. Meg Koroly. Students worked on painting individual butterflies to represent the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust.

College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

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.

Caterina Veneziano

Caterina Veneziano has always known she would pursue a career in education. Cat is a Duquesne University senior working diligently towards two degrees.

CMU Mobile LED Lab

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.

2012 OC Chess Team

The 2012 OC Chess Team has finally been officially recognized for their PA State Chess Federation Championship!

Recent Alumnae Panel

 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! 

PRSEF Fair Results

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 Holtz Covers Super Bowl LVII

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!

Golden Goggle Awards

OC Alumna, Leah Smith was recently awarded the Perseverance Award at USA Swimming's Golden Goggle Awards event in New York City!

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