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Charlottesville Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 342 students

 
 

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Posted July 21, 2012

CCS provides an excellent academic program grounded in strong Catholic teachings. My children are happy, safe and academically challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

We have been a part of the CCS community for seven years now and all of three children have had a great experience here. I feel that each of them of have been challenged academically and have thrived, each at their own level. The teachers have been wonderful and really take an interest in each child, helping to make them successful. It is a wonderful faith filled education that teaches about respect and values. The fine arts department is amazing... there are lots of opportunities for children to experience a little bit of everything, whether its singing, participating in a musical, athletics, learning new technologies or getting involved in some various after school clubs (DI, Boy/Girl Scouts, etc). CCS has been instrumental in reinforcing the values we are teaching at home and we are thankful for the opportunities and lessons they are learning. We feel that it is well worth the commute and investment for their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

Charlottesville catholic school is atrocious. The teachers are sexist against the boys and constantly look for reasons to get my son in trouble. Ever since he joined, his grades have been falling and he has hit rock bottom. ever since he came to the school, he has been depressed and angry more than ever and we have had to spend countless dollars on psychologist visits and brain training programs. The only parents that are involved are the over protective super rich parents that have no idea how to handle kids. Honestly newmexico public schools would be a better option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

Charlottesville Catholic School has been a fabulous school to raise, educate and help my children mature into responsible students and caring individuals. The teachers are amazing, highly dedicated to the success of each student, and care deeply about them. They are very responsive to parent concerns and will partner readily to help parents find ways for their children to succeed. The children care for one another, take pride in knowing every student in the school, and the such a small, close-knit environment fosters a sense of security and trust that allows the children to thrive. The middle school is particularly supportive as teachers often have students for several consecutive years and get to know them well. In addition, study skills and learning how to write are highly emphasized such that children learn how to learn. I have 2 graduate who have left well-prepared for high school, they have a strong sense of their responsibilites as good students, and they are well-grounded in what is most important in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

The school relies heavily on the involvement of the parents. To be honest the "Great community based foundation, which provides your child with a safe learning and nurturing environment, that is the Charlottesville Catholic school " should simply be shortened to "Entirely community based environment". Instead of calling the establishment a school it would be better to label it a FACADE,seeing how the pamphlets and tours brag about and exaggerate the usage of their technologically advanced computers and smart boards, even though my child complained that teachers didn't even know how to use them and there was no internet connection in the school. We expected the school to provide a prominent and positive impact on our child's development, while it did provide our child with a moderately above average education she said she felt out of place and excluded from others students because she would often have trouble understanding the academic materials and the teachers would make her feel worse with sarcastic comments and gestures. The principal had very poor control over the school's staff and students. If you are considering applying your child, save your money and your child's future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

It's a Catholic faith based school with high standards and academic excellence. Additionally; it has a small class setting with a big class structure. My child is very happy there,and the Teacher's are very kind and experienced in all phase's of their chosen field.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

We have had our grand daughter in C'ville Catholic School for going on 4 yrs. The teachers are excellant. There is also a strong sense of community involved. It is small enough that teachers know all the children which adds to the personal feeling. Academics are of the highest standard which gives the school its 'Blue Ribbon ' rating.


Posted December 9, 2008

This school is a great school academically. However it is a very disciplined and virtually no privileges are given to the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2008

CCS is a beautiful and wonderful school. Even though the school is kind of small, the teachers and staff are always helping students to grow in their faith and have good eduacation. The students their are soo nice. I love going to CCS.=D
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2008

A small school with amazing teachers that care and a wonderful staff. My children are safe and getting a great education.
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Posted November 18, 2006

CCS is a small school where faith and knowlegde is their motto, with small class sizes kids get a ton of attention from there teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2004

CCS has an excellent academic program coupled with a loving, community centered spirit. It is the perfect place for children to explore their world in a safe, Christ centered environment. My children love going to school (even the 7th grader!). Their classmates are supportive and accepting and their teachers genuinely care about their spirit as well as their academic progress. As a parent it is a reassuring thing to know that the values I try to instill in my children at home will also be modeled and fostered at school. Way to go Charlottesville Catholic School!
—Submitted by a parent


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Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Michael Riley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (434) 964-1373

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$8000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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1205 Pen Park Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Phone: (434) 964-0400

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