Welcome to Central Catholic High School. At Central, we are proud that for over seventy years we have successfully served students and families from throughout the Portland and southwest Washington area.
As a college prep school, our mission is to educate the whole person. We strive to develop the whole child: spiritual, academic, social, and physical. Upon graduation, Central Catholic graduates should be:
• Faithful and Just People
• Academically Successful People
• Relational People
• Healthy and Balanced People
“Lecture-rooms are numerous and large, but the number of young people who genuinely thirst after truth and justice is small.”
These words speak to the value of an academic mission that calls for fostering a school environment rich in critical thinking, problem solving, and the application of knowledge. The broad and challenging curriculum of Central Catholic, coupled with the experience, caring, and dedication of the faculty and staff ensure that it is such a place. We measure the value of a Central Catholic education by what we feel is the ultimate measure of success-the impressive record of our over 10,000 alumni. Alumni from Central Catholic have gone on to the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, have served as founders and leaders of numerous businesses and organizations, and have become great spouses and parents. Our graduates go forth and live as Christian witnesses in service to others.
John Garrow '76