Mission Statement:

The mission of Paul VI Catholic High School is to provide an excellent Catholic education to young men and women by affording them the means to achieve spiritual, intellectual, personal, social, and physical development according to the teachings of the Gospel and St. Francis de Sales. Paul VI Catholic High School is committed to graduating responsible, moral, service-oriented young adults who will continue to “grow in grace and wisdom.”


Founded in 1983 and originally staffed by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Paul VI Catholic High School is a coed, Catholic secondary school of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Academic Program:

General, College Prep, Honors, Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Courses:

AP Courses offered include: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science AB, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, European History, French, German Language, Latin Literature, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Psychology, Statistics, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: Drawing, United States Government and Politics, United States History.

AP Results 2009:

  • 191 students took 285 exams; 229 exams had a score of 3 or higher
  • The averaged combined GPA for AP courses was 3.73

Advanced Degrees

55 Masters Degrees

      4 PhD

1 MD

      1 CPA


Special Programs:

Academic Center for Excellence – ACE
DeSales Learning Center

Interesting Tidbits:

  • From the Class of 2010, 97% are attending post-secondary educational institutions; 88% attend four-year colleges and 9% attend two-year colleges
  • Over the last 7 years, 68% of the final grades awarded were “B” or higher
  • 30% of our current students have earned a 3.5 or better GPA (honor roll)
  • The Class of 2010 was awarded $9,139,690 in college scholarships

Student Clubs and Activities:

Spiritual 3
Honor Societies 4
Academic 8
Service 5
Leadership 3
Publications 3
Fine Arts 4
Special Interest 16
Athletic Teams 50
(Includes Men’s and Women’s, JV and Varsity)