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Valley Catholic High School

E XCELLENCE IN E VERY THING. OPPORT UNI T Y FOR E V ERYONE. 2 0 19 - 2 0 2 0


“ I think the best par t of the Valley Catholic experience is the sense of community that you get with the size of the school.

– Thomas Melillo II ‘19

As an administrator, teacher, and parent of two recent Valley Catholic High School graduates (with one more to come), I know how swiftly the four years of high school will pass. Because of this, high school ought to be a place where students want to go every day, where they can succeed, participate, contribute in a meaningful way, and feel like they belong. With so much to learn and experience, students deserve a school that creates a culture and builds a community that will help them have positive experiences and use their gifts and talents in support of one another. Valley Catholic High School strives to be such a school. So if you want a school that endeavors to make the four years of high school among the best and most memorable of your life, a place where students are challenged to grow in mind, body and spirit, and where participation is the foundation of formative experiences, come to Valley Catholic.

Doug Ierardi, Principal Valley Catholic High School


Academics

True academic quality resides in the daily work of talented teachers who love their subjects. Such teaching is the heart of a great school. At Valley Catholic, our courses culminate year after year with great success and leave students fascinated and wanting more. AP scores for Valley Catholic students are well above the national average and nearly 20 percent above the Oregon average.

Nearly 100 percent of Valley Catholic graduates go to college immediately after high school. Many attend northwestern colleges and universities. The University of Portland and Gonzaga are especially popular. Recent grads have also attended Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Notre Dame, Duke and Air Force Academy, just to name a few.

“ The best par t about the Valley Catholic experience is knowing that you have teachers and students that want to help you succeed and that they’re going to help you accomplish whatever you want.

– Abhi Rajendran ‘19


Fine Arts

Valley Catholic has a long and rich tradition of excellence in the arts. We provide a dedicated class period for students studying band, choir, and orchestra. Valley Catholic’s Drama Department produces two major shows each year. Nearly half of the student body participates in the Fine Arts program.

“ Valley Catholic has provided a lot of oppor tunities for me when it comes to the drama program. I was able to really explore something that I love to do and I’d never really had the oppor tunity to before Valley.”

– Macy Belusko ‘21


Spiritual Life Valley Catholic offers a faith-based education with a strong emphasis on personal growth and serving others. Students have many opportunities for growth through participation in retreats, Mass, and community service. Last year, more than 30 percent of our students each completed over 100 hours of community service.

Valley Catholic High School students helped raise more than $3,000 for the Children’s Cancer Association. The annual carnival features fun-filled activities, food, music and a dunk tank.

“ Valley Catholic has given me so many oppor tunities: oppor tunities to lead, to share my faith, to connect with my classmates.”

– William Weber ‘19


Outside the Classroom

“ Valley Catholic has really given me oppor tunities to get involved not only in my school community but also in the community around me.”

– Sarah Jones ‘19


Athletics Valley Catholic is athletically the most successful mid-sized school in Oregon, having won the OSAA Cup (formally Oregonian Cup) six out of the last eight years. Valley Catholic fields teams in 18 sports. In the past seven years, Valley Catholic teams have won 17 state championships, 17 second-place honors, nine third-place honors and 30 league championships. Valley Catholic has a no-cut policy.

VALLEY CATHOLIC OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SPORTS: Boys Cross Country

Girls Swimming

Girls Cross Country

Baseball

Boys Football

Boys Golf

Boys Soccer

Girls Golf

Girls Soccer

Softball

Girls Volleyball

Boys Tennis

Dance

Girls Tennis

Boys Basketball

Boys Track and Field

Girls Basketball

Girls Track and Field

Boys Swimming

75 percent of our students participate in at least one sport and 25 participate in multiple sports.

“ Valley Catholic excels in ever ything - academics, ar ts - but they also excel in athletics. They gave me the chance to pursue what I was good at, show my talents, and compete at the highest level I can. ”

– Callie Kawaguchi ‘19


OCTOBER

“ The best par t of the Valley Catholic experience for me is the friendliness and closeknit aura of the community. Just how I can talk to anybody at anytime and feel like I know them as a person. ”

– Nicholas Rocha ‘19

NOVEMB ER

DECEMBER

Spend-a-Day visits

Spend-a-Day visits

Spend-a-Day visits

Spend-a-Day visits

Open House

Academic Night

High School Placement Test

Freshman Applications, Financial Aid Applications, and Scholarship Applications

20 TH

OCTOBER | 1-4pm Opening Address at 1:45

FE B RUA RY

NOVEMBER

13TH

| 7pm

DECEMBER 6TH | 2:30pm or DECEMBER 7TH | 9:30am

MARCH

APRIL

Spend-a-Day visits

Spend-a-Day visits

Spend-a-Day visits

Incoming Freshman transcripts and recommendations

Freshman Decision Letters Mailed

Freshman Enrollment Deadline

MARCH 12TH

APRIL 1ST Attendance confirmation due

DUE: FEBRUARY 3RD

JA N UA RY

DUE: JANUARY 17TH

Freshman Registration Night APRIL 8TH | 7pm * Transfer applications accepted on a rolling basis pending availability.

Kayla Gaspardis Director of Admissions hsadmissions@valleycatholic.org Direct: 503.520.4721 Main: 503.644.3745 Fax: 503.646.4054


EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING. OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE. Learn more about Valley Catholic. Join us for our open house. Visit our campus. Open House October 20, 2019 valleycatholic.org

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