Parkersburg Catholic High School

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Parkersburg Catholic High School
3201 Fairview Avenue
Parkersburg, (Wood County), West Virginia 26104-2111
United States
Coordinates 39°16′53″N 81°31′20″W / 39.28139°N 81.52222°W / 39.28139; -81.52222Coordinates: 39°16′53″N 81°31′20″W / 39.28139°N 81.52222°W / 39.28139; -81.52222
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Carpe Diem
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
Oversight Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Principal Karen Robinson
Grades 712
Enrollment 191 (2007-2008)
Average class size 15
Hours in school day 7
Color(s) Columbia Blue and White         
Athletics Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Tennis, Softball
Athletics conference Little Kanawha Conference
Mascot Crusader
Team name Crusaders
Rival St. Marys, Williamstown
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Tuition $7,322 depending on student's faith[2]
Communities served Parkersburg, West Virginia Ritchie County, West Virginia Belpre, Ohio Marietta, Ohio
Athletic Director Danny Tennant

Parkersburg Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

Parkersburg Catholic was opened in 1950,[3] located at the corner of 9th and Juliana Sts. It was moved to a new site on Fairview Ave. in 1958. It was the first Catholic high school in the area. Originally known as St. Francis Xavier High School, the name was changed to its present name in 1954. It began with its highest level as the 9th Grade, then expanded each year thereafter. It now hosts grades 7-12, with 180 students enrolled on average.[citation needed]

Hail to alma mater hail,
Never will our loyalties fail,
Hardships and studies,
Laughter and buddies,
Make us one,
Never will the memories die,
Through the years of days by,
We will be true forever,
To Parkersburg Catholic High.[citation needed]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
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  3. ^ "History". Parkersburg Catholic High School. Retrieved April 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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