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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?

  • Paul VI was named one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the U.S. for the past three years.
  • 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 15.8 years. 48% of our faculty and staff are PVI alumni or PVI parents.
  • Over the past 5 years, we have numerically benchmarked 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.
  • PVI currently offers 28 AP and Dual Enrollment classes. AP scores of PVI students have exceeded the averages for Fairfax County Public Schools in each of the past 10 years.
  • Paul VI offers over 111 electives and 62 AP, Dual Enrollment and Honors classes.
  • All students have the opportunity to earn an Advanced Diploma, with 57% of our student graduating with Honors.
  • PVI is an innovative leader in the area of academic support, with numerous formal programs including the Academic Center for Excellence and the DeSales Center.
  • 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 1.5 million dollars yearly in financial aid and scholarships
  • The graduating Class of 2018 received over $20 million in college scholarship offers.

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)
 
Paul VI Catholic High School is a private college preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Fairfax, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our Washington area prep 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 competitive Division I high school athletics in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.