Newport Central Catholic High School

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Newport Central Catholic High School
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13 Carothers Road
Newport, Kentucky, (Campbell County) 41071
United States
Coordinates 39°5′11″N 84°28′59″W / 39.08639°N 84.48306°W / 39.08639; -84.48306Coordinates: 39°5′11″N 84°28′59″W / 39.08639°N 84.48306°W / 39.08639; -84.48306
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto To succeed you must believe, and we believe.
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Founded 1896 (Newport Catholic)
1903 (Our Lady of Providence)
1983 (Newport Central Catholic)
Oversight Diocese of Covington
Principal Ron Dawn
Faculty approx. 71[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 327[2] (2016–17)
Color(s)           Royal Blue & Gold[3]
Mascot Thoroughbred
Nickname Thoroughbreds[3]
Rival Bishop Brossart/Beechwood
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
Average ACT scores 17
Athletic Director J. Ryan

Newport Central Catholic High School (NCC) is a coeducational private secondary school in Newport, Kentucky and part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington. It is located in the center of Newport overlooking the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio Valley. The school is housed in a building opened in 1955 for the all-boys Newport Catholic High School, which was founded in 1929 as the effective successor to another all-boys high school established in 1896.[5]

Present-day Newport Central Catholic was founded in 1983 when Newport Catholic High merged with the all-girls Our Lady of Providence Academy, which had been founded as the Academy of Notre Dame de Providence in 1903.[5] it serves students in grades 9-12 in the Northern Kentucky area, mostly from Campbell County. The mascot is the Thoroughbred, and the school colors are royal blue and gold.[3] NCC is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).


In 2009–2010 school year, the total student population was 425. 97% were white and 3% were students of color. 25% of students are on some form of financial aid.[1]


The old Newport Catholic High became a member of the Greater Cincinnati League in the 1940s[6] but left after the 1970 season.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

This list includes alumni of Newport Central Catholic, the original Newport Catholic, and Our Lady of Providence.


  1. ^ a b "Newport Central Catholic High School Profile | Newport, Kentucky (KY)". Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  2. ^ "2016–2017 Audited School Enrollments (in alphabetic order)" (PDF). Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Newport Central Catholic High School Directory Entry – (# 200)". KHSAA School Directory. Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. ^ a b "The School on the Hill: A Brief History". Newport Central Catholic High School. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "History". Greater Catholic League. 2006-06-14. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  7. ^ Ernst, Ryan (2005-08-18). "Mr. NewCath" (PDF). The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. S7. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 

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