Academics pretty good. Sports are football and soccer for the boys, all others are very secondary. Girls sports are coached well in track, basketball, soccer, cross country.
Terrible school! If you want to actually learn something that will help you in the real world once you graduate, then do not go here. Everyone at the school is a religous extremist and is in denial of the outside world. I graduated last year, and realized that I was way to shelterd there. They brainwash the students and give them no skills on how to interact with people Of diffrent beliefs. I hated my time here. Also of your not a teachers "favorite" then don't expect to get any help from them! This school will do nothing for you but shelter you from reality. If your into religion and all that, that's great. But at this school they are more concerned about making sure you don't have sex before marriage and become a nun, instead of teaching you real life lessons.
As someone who has attended Nolan, I loved it. There is something at Nolan that you can't get at public school, and that's the ability to voice your religious opinion. Not only does it make students take theology courses, but it offers a variety senior year that allows you to explore and learn about other religions. You are able to pray, or refrain from it if that's your choice, and go to mass during school. This freedom IS something you see in college and every student in my graduating class got into a college of some kind. I think that investing in education here is a good idea and they offer financial aid to students who need it. I got a lot from going to this school and I think others did too.
I have been a fan on Nolan, long before my children were old enough to attend. many of my friends graduated from Nolan in the 70's. My oldest graduated fro Nolan in '05, the next in '08, the next will graduate in '12 and the youngest in '14. As part of the Catholic education system since Pre-K, my kids have received a quality education and have made dozens of life-long friends. Especially in today's economic climate, cost is always a concern. I've seen the cost of tuition double in recent years, but Nolan is still a bargain at any price.
due to internal conflicts in the administrative block, the focus of the facility has shifted and the "greatness" has plummeted. athletics are outstanding and academics are way above par, however the staff differs and is stuffed by the administration, which is a failure. the student body is dangerous as well. i would describe the vast majority as fake, spoiled little kids. there are serious drug and alcohol problems as well as frequent sexual promiscuity. Just go to a public school, private schools do not expose children to reality and the diversity they will be FORCED to live in during and after college. you people who make 500 grand a year: hey it might be hard to believe, but just because a school is old, expensive, has uniforms and an apparently challenging curriculum, that doesnt mean its any better than a public school with an honors program right smack dab in the middle. nchs is a potentially dangerous and harmful environment to subject a high school student to. many who go to prestigious schools drop out because they dont know how to handle anything other than their own little world. how do i know? former student, i went there for 4 years before transferring.
We have several Nolan Catholic High School graduates in our family. The school's academic standards are high and students are prepared for success in college. If you want your children well-educated and exposed to values that will make them contributing members of society, Nolan is the right choice. Caring teachers and supportive parents working together in a faith-filled community is a plus.
My son is a sophomore. He commutes 45 minutes each way to attend Nolan Catholic. He typically has at least an hour of homework every night and we virtually never hear a complaint. He enjoys the respect that comes along with high expectations. His favorite teacher, Ms Corbitt, teaches theology, but more importantly she teaches the kids to care about themselves and their school family. No school is perfect. But the majority of teachers and administrators at Nolan seem dedicated to helping kids find their unique 'gift' or talent.
With new administration as of end of the 2008-2009 academic year, the school administration is phenomenal!
This is a great school. My son graduated and was rewarded by receiving academic scholarships from several major universities. He is now a Sophomore in the Honors College taking a pre-med curriculum. I highly recommend this school. They are true to their motto, 'Esto Dux', Latin for Be A Leader.
I am an alum as well as a parent. Nolan Catholic High gives our children a wonderful education and Catholic experience. The academic program is well worth the $$ and the friendships created are life long. The school is growing and that's a bit overwhelming. Personally, I'd prefer the smaller school community I knew as a student here, but the attention by the staff is still there. I appreciate their attentiveness and their genuine concern.
Most of these reviews are outdated. True: most of the teachers care about students and the standards are rigorous. But, oftentimes, the standards and the administration is letting education take a back seat for the sake of 'order'. Don't come if you don't think you can put up with it.
Nolan Catholic provided my child with a wonderful academic experience.
Good school well taught and really try to get parents as involved as possible
Excellent school with rigorous college prep curriculum and wholesome, well-rounded learning environment. Highly-experienced staff, many of whom have been with Nolan for >20 years.
Nolan Catholic is a great family community. I woiuld highly recommend considering this school. Their girls soccer program is especially exceptional.
definitley a good school but extremely expensive...it's crazy. this school assures your child a successfull future if that's what you are looking for...this school prepares the students for college and how to take care of themselves.
My daughter is a 2003 graduate from Nolan, she is now at a four-year college. She feels that she has an advantage that other freshman do not have she is prepared and knew what to expect. Nolan gave her the gift of faith, knowledge, and the Catholic faith.
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