Fast Facts about RCHS

College Bound

Students in the class of 2024 have been accepted to: ​​​​​​

  • Brown University
  • Boston College
  • Colgate University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Drexel University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Villanova University
  • William and Mary
  • Williamson College of the Trades
  • Selective groups of Roman Students have dual-enrollment with college courses during their senior year at local universities as part of the Diocesan Scholars and Transformational Scholars Programs. At the end of their high school careers, these students have an opportunity to earn 18+ college credits before graduation.
  • Approximately 5% of each graduating class attends the University of Pennsylvania, over 15 current Penn students are Roman alums. Roman has also recently had graduates attend The University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, West Point, Brown University and the Naval Academy.


  • Center City location offers easy access to numerous forms of transportation and great employment opportunities.
  • AP Literature and Composition ~ AP Language and Composition ~ AP Calculus ~ AP Psychology ~ AP US History ~ AP Comparative Government ~ AP Physics  ~ AP Biology

  • Roman has a diverse student body in which over 170 elementary schools and 90 different zip codes throughout the Delaware Valley are represented.

  • Every student receives an iPad as part of our school’s 1 to 1 iPad Initiative.
  • Class size: Faculty-Student ratio is 22:1. Class sizes can vary by course and year.
  • Electives in Sports Medicine, Psychology, Digital Video, Digital Photography, Astronomy, Sports Management, Computer Programming, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Business Law, Latin, Accounting, Anatomy & Physiology, Engineering, SAT Prep, Research Seminar, Comparative Government, Statistics, Calculus, Astronomy, Piano, Fitness for Life
  • Roman is the first Diocesan high school in the nation – founded to give students a Catholic education which until 1890 had only been available at private institutions for wealthier families.
  • Due to the support of the Philadelphia business community, Roman students have the opportunity to intern at companies such as Independence Blue Cross, Equus Capital Partners, LTD., Columbus Construction, LLC., M&T Bank and many more.
  • 96% of Roman graduates further their education
  • Partnerships with Community College of Philadelphia and Drexel University enhance the foreign language department (Arabic) and law school opportunities
  • Roman Catholic has college partnerships with La Salle University, Drexel University, and the Community College of Philadelphia.