Valley Catholic School

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Valley Catholic School
Valley Catholic School - Beaverton, Oregon.JPG
4275 Southwest 148th Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97078
United States
Coordinates 45°29′20″N 122°49′47″W / 45.48889°N 122.82972°W / 45.48889; -122.82972Coordinates: 45°29′20″N 122°49′47″W / 45.48889°N 122.82972°W / 45.48889; -122.82972
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon
Established 1903
President John Matcovich
Principals Doug Ierardi, Jennifer Gfroerer, Krista Jacobson, Melissa Doxtator
Grades Pre-Kindergarten12
Enrollment 1,000[1] (2016–2017 academic year)
Color(s) Royal blue and white         [2]
Athletics conference OSAA Cowapa League 4A-1[2]
Nickname Valiants[2][3]
Accreditation Northwest Accreditation Commission[1]

Valley Catholic School is a private Roman Catholic school in Beaverton, Oregon, United States, within the Archdiocese of Portland.

The school is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. Until 1991, it was an all-girls school and was named St. Mary of the Valley Academy (colloquially known as "St. Mary's"), but at the start of the 1991–1992 school year boys were admitted for the first time, and the school was renamed Valley Catholic School.[4]

Valley Catholic has been accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools since 1965.[1]


Total enrollment for the high-school program was 256 in fall 1984,[5] 243 in fall 1985,[5] 230 in 1992, and 330 in 2014.[3] Enrollment for grades 7 through 12 was 375 in fall 1998.[6]


The school's athletic nickname is the Valiants. In fall 2014, the high school sports program moved from being a 3A program in the Oregon School Activities Association's West Valley League, to a 4A program in OSAA's Cowapa League.[3]


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  2. ^ a b c "OSAA - Error". Archived from the original on 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2015-06-25. 
  3. ^ a b c Vance, Miles (July 2, 2014) [published online June 27]. "Valley Catholic looks ahead to challenges in Class 4A Cowapa". The Oregonian. p. A8. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  4. ^ Holley, David (December 21, 2008). "With fewer answering the call, sisters are rare in classrooms". The Oregonian. 
  5. ^ a b Thompson, Carla (September 18, 1985). "Non-public schools check enrollment". The Oregonian (West Metro ed.). p. B4. 
  6. ^ Gaynair, Gillian (October 8, 1998). "Friends struggle to absorb two deaths". The Oregonian. p. C3.