Founded in 1889, Roanoke Catholic School greets our 135th academic year poised to expand upon a tradition emphasizing faith in the Gospel message, familial values, and the aspiration for excellence as defining hallmarks of the learning community.

We strive to instill in our students a lifelong commitment to learning, to Christian values, and to community service. Our fundamental task is the education of the whole person, blending learning with faith and faith with daily life.

The Class of 2023 joined an impressive list of colleges and universities to which our graduates have matriculated since 2012 including: Catholic University of America, City University of New York, College of William & Mary, Cornell University, Duke University, Duquesne University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Parsons The New School for Design, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, University of Montreal, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of San Francisco, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University and Xavier University.

At a Glance

  • Interim Head of School: Megan Potter
  • 3 Divisions:
    • Pre-K 3 & 4
    • Lower School grades K-7
    • Upper School grades 8-12
  • 401 students for 2023-24 school year
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • School Hours:
    • Pre-K and Lower School (K-5) 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM
    • Middle School (6-7) 7:45 AM – 3:15 PM
    • Upper School (8-12) 7:45 AM – 3:15 PM


Roanoke Catholic School, a regional school of the diocese of Richmond, is accredited by Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA), a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 130 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development, and advance student achievement. Hundreds of faith-based schools seek out MSA accreditation because MSA supports and recognizes the importance of having schools fulfill their missions under their specialized faith-based traditions and values.