Thank you for your interest in Roman Catholic High School. The choice of a high school is probably one of the most difficult decisions you have had to make in your life to date. There are many good schools, numerous fine programs, and countless opportunities, but all students are different, and schools are different in their own way. We want you to learn about what Roman has to offer and how it can be the right fit for you.
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Every young boy has dreams—dreams about their future, dreams of an exciting career, dreams of a better world. What are your dreams? What is it that you hope to achieve? Do you dream about starting your own business, becoming an engineer, computer specialist or doctor? Do you have dreams about serving the community as a police officer, firefighter, medical professional or teacher? Do you dream about improving the environment, becoming a famous musician, artist, lawyer or actor?
Roman Catholic High School is the place where boys with dreams, become men of vision. For over 130 years, young boys have entered the doors of Roman to begin a journey of discovery, to make new friends, to try new things, and to learn the skills necessary to achieve big dreams. As you begin the process of choosing a high school, ask the hard questions. What programs are available? How rigorous are the academics? What electives are offered? Will I fit in? Will I be welcomed? The more you come to know about Roman, the more you experience our community, the easier it will be for you to discover that Roman is the school that will help you to achieve your dreams.
By providing an outstanding education, Roman has enabled generations of boys to achieve their dreams. At Roman, you will meet students from every neighborhood and section of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Over 170 different elementary schools are now represented in our diverse student body. This includes students from Catholic, public, charter and private elementary schools as well as home school students. No matter where you are from, no matter your background, every boy with the will to excel and the dream to make a difference is welcomed here at RCHS!
For dreams to become a reality, higher education is critical. At Roman you will find a program that will prepare you for the rigors of college life. Over 96 percent of our graduates attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities both locally and nationally. If you are college bound –Roman is the school for you!
For dreams to come true, you must follow your passion. At Roman you will find 17 varsity sports teams. From wrestling to crew, from rugby to bowling, from swimming to lacrosse, Roman teams are well-coached, competitive and a force to be reckoned with! At Roman musicians and singers find a home to develop their talents and hone their skills. Our programs are widely recognized for their quality and high level of performance. We all dream of a better world. Well, community service opportunities abound at Roman. Helping the poor and elderly, defending life, and improving the environment, Roman students are committed to creating a world in which every person is respected and loved.
Roman is a very special place to spend your high school years. We have committed and caring teachers, passionate and devoted coaches, and alumni that remain faithful and loyal. If you as a boy are dreaming big dreams, Roman is the school which will help you become a man of vision!