Why Choose a Catholic School?

We educate the whole person: mind, body, and soul.
Families choose a private school education for many reasons. Our Catholic high school offers students an outstanding education while instilling values that lead to lifelong habits of service and leadership.

Why PVI?

  • PVI has implemented a school-wide initiative to integrate technology into the curriculum; all students use individual laptops in their courses.
  • The average teaching experience of a PVI teacher is 16.7 years. 
  • Over the past 5 years, we have numerically bench-marked our college acceptance rate and we have a virtually 100% acceptance rate when compared with like students in other private and public schools.
  • Our persistence rate for the past 5 years has been 97% for students returning to college after their freshman year.
  • Paul VI offers over 111 electives and 24 AP classes, 26 Dual Enrollment courses and 31 Honors classes. Explore Our Curriculum
  • AP scores of PVI students have exceeded the averages for Fairfax County Public Schools in each of the past 10 years.
  • All students have the opportunity to earn an Advanced Diploma, with 69% of our student graduating with honors in the Class of 2022.
  • PVI is an innovative leader in the area of academic support, with numerous formal programs including the Academic Center for Excellence, the DeSales Center, and the Options Program.
  • Receiving the sacrament is a way of life, with optional daily Mass before school and during 8th period, and a monthly school-wide Mass in our student center. Opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration and Confession is offered every week.
  • Students take a single, specifically selected Theology course each year to learn and apply their Catholic faith. All students are required to make a retreat by the end of their junior year. Personal and group service projects are integral to the PVI student experience.
  • Our College & Career Specialist helps guide our students with important decisions for the future. Our annual Career Day hosts over 80 professionals who share their experience and advice with juniors and seniors.
  • PVI offers over 3 million dollars yearly in financial assistance and scholarships and over 40% receive some sort of assistance.
  • The graduating Class of 2022 received over $20 million in college scholarship offers.

Jackie Brooks P '24, '26

"PVI means God, Family and Success! And what makes PVI unique is that it isn't just a school, but a place that allows us to grow in our faith and our relationships and friendships, whether through sports or just helping out in school and after school activities. It helps us all grow together, like a family.You end up building a whole new family."

Catholic Educators:

  • Assist in the total faith formation of children;
  • Believe that all children can succeed;
  • Set high expectations with a challenging curriculum that is balanced with arts and music;
  • Hold a proven record of academic excellence with high graduation rates;
  • Promote self-discipline with moral values to serve others and help develop leadership;
  • Have caring and effective teachers in a safe and disciplined environment;
  • Teach respect of self and others;
  • Prepare students to be productive citizens and good stewards of resources. (NCEA 2008)
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private Diocesan Catholic preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.