About Us

We are a Pre-K through grade 12 facility in central Pennsylvania. Over the past 119 years, our school has consistently educated children with a love of Christ as well as a love of learning.

At DuBois Central Catholic, we seek to educate the
whole student: Body, Mind, and Spirit.

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  • Body: We are highly competitive in athletics and provide numerous programs for our students including a cooperative sports program with the Brockway School District for football and wrestling. Beyond sports, a varied number of activities are available for all students from Student Council to Drama to Mock Trial. For students who have emotional or other problems, the student assistance team, known as C.A.R.E., provides help with teacher mentoring, assessment programs, and group discussions.
  • Mind: We strive for success. To make that possible, we cap grade size at 60 students. This small number creates a sense of community among students and permits strong teacher/student relationships. The teacher to student ratio is only 1:12. The average class size is 15 students. This allows for individualized attention and better academic focus. Our faculty ranges from those who have taught for over 40 years to those relatively new to teaching who bring even more enthusiasm and excitement into the classroom. Our faculty participates in continued education and professional development and are extremely devoted to the students.
  • Spirit: Jesus Christ is the foundation of our school. For this reason, we provide a religious atmosphere for our students. We offer a full campus ministry program with weekly Mass, the sacrament of Penance, retreats, daily prayer, service projects and clubs, theology classes, and relationships with priests and lay teachers with strong religious convictions.

School & Community Data

Central Catholic High School, opening its doors in the fall of 1961, is a private school owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie. Located in a the small city of DuBois, a primarily service oriented community; the school serves approximately 123 students in grades 9-12. Students are drawn primarily from the rural counties of Clearfield and Jefferson and are from all socio-economic levels.

Central Catholic provides a private secondary education in a Catholic environment where faculty and students may grow in the love and spirit of Jesus Christ. To provide excellence in academics, to nurture a sense of community among students, and to impart to all students a commitment to God has always been the mission of the DuBois Central Catholic School System.

School Profile

2016 Graduates:
97% went to a College or University. 3% entered the armed services.

2016 Scholarships:
Scholarships totaling $1,210,771 were awarded to 2016 DCC graduates.

Continued Education:
Some of the schools that DCC graduates have gone to include

American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Boston University
Butler County Community College
Carlow University
Clarion University
Clearfield County Career and Technology Center
Duquesne University
Edinboro University
Gannon University
Germana Community College
Harvard
Indiana University of Penn
IUP Culinary School
Kent State University
LaRoche College
Lock Haven University
Mercyhurst University
Misericordia
Mount Aloysius College
Penn State University
Penn College of Art & Design
Point Park
Robert Morris University
Saint Bonaventure
Saint Francis University
Saint Vincent University
Shippensburg
Syracuse University
Seton Hill University
Slippery Rock University
Temple University
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
Worsham College of Mortuary Science

Middle School Stanfords:
All DCC 6th, 7th, and 8th grader students had an average score above the national average in all categories in the 2014-2015 school year.

DCC Annual Report 2015-2016

Accreditation

Central Catholic is approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.