Fast Facts about RCHS

Roman has a diverse student body in which over 170 elementary schools and 90 zip codes throughout the Delaware Valley are represented, its location in Center City offers easy access by numerous forms of transportation and great employment opportunities. 

Academic Facts

  • Every freshman receives an iPad as part of the “1 to 1 Initiative”
  • Class size: Faculty-Student ratio is 22:1. Class sizes can vary by course and year
  • Academics —  AP Courses- AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, Calculus, US History, Biology, Physics 1 & 2, Psychology and Music Theory . Electives in Sports Medicine, Theatre, Psychology, Digital Photography, Sports Management, Economics, Accounting, Mandarin Chinese, Astronomy and Anatomy

Fast Program Facts


  • 17 Varsity Sports, the most offered out of all archdiocese high schools
  • 35 total athletic teams when including Freshman and JV levels
  • Freshman teams in Football, Soccer, Basketball and Baseball
  • In both the 2015 & 2016 season, Roman’s basketball team won the PCL, District 12 and AAAA State Championship
  • In 2017, the Bowling team won the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship
  • The soccer team won the PCL title in 2015 and has been in the League final for the past 3 seasons
  • Mock Trial won the City Title for four consecutive years and placed 2nd in the State out of 327 schools in both 2014 and 2015. In the Fall of 2016, the team finished 2nd in the World Championship “Empire Tournament” held in San Francisco.




Fast Financial Facts

  • 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
  • Because of the support of the Philadelphia business community, Roman students have the opportunity to intern at companies such as Independence Blue Cross, Equos Capital Partners, LTD., Columbus Construction, LLC., M&T Bank and many more
  • The Class of 2017 earned over $24 million in college scholarships and grants
  • The past four graduating classes averaged $24 million a year in college scholarships and grants earned

Fast Graduate Facts

  • 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
  • Selective groups of Roman Students have dual enrollment with college courses during their senior year at local Universities as part of the Diocesan Scholar Program
  • 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 and the Naval Academy