Valley Catholic High School seeks students with strong academic skills, a sincere interest in learning, and a desire to be an active member of the school’s extracurricular life. We are a close community of 400 high school students. We trust our students and are not institutional or rule-bound. We look for students who will be kind and trustworthy.

Valley Catholic School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, financial aid, loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

What can Valley Catholic offer you? Excellence in everything. Opportunity for everyone. 

Learn more about Valley Catholic’s tradition of excellence in our 2017-2018 viewbook.

In our new video, students describe what Valley Catholic means to them. It’s why we proudly and joyfully proclaim: We are Valley Catholic!

Spend a day at Valley Catholic High School

Our “Spend a Day” program allows prospective high school students to learn more about Valley Catholic High School by shadowing a Valley Catholic High School student. You’ll be matched with a student of interests similar to yours, with whom you’ll visit every class and enjoy lunch in our cafeteria.

Please contact Director of Admissions Kayla Gaspardis at 503-520-4721.

Application Process

Applications forms – and information about Placement Tests – are available from Valley Catholic’s Admission Office.

A completed application package includes:

  • An application form
  • A Placement Test score (freshmen only)
  • Unofficial copies of permanent records from previous schools (transcripts and standardized test scores). Contact Director of Admissions Kayla Gaspardis.
  • Recommendations from an English or Language Arts teacher, math teacher, and a principal or counselor from the student’s previous school
Admissions Dates
  1. Open House | Sunday October 14 from 1-4 p.m. Welcoming address at 1:45 p.m.
  2. Spend-a-day visits | October-April
  3. Academic Night | November 14 at 7 p.m. in the Valley Catholic High School Cafeteria.
  4. High School Placement Tests | Thursday, November 30 at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m.
  5. Freshman Application Due and Health Form Due | January 18, 2019
  6. Scholarship application due | January 18, 2018
  7. Financial Aid application due | January 18, 2018
  8. Transcripts and online recommendations due | February 4, 2019
  9. Freshman Decision letters mailed | March 14, 2019
  10. Freshman Enrollment Deadline | April 3, 2019

Tuition & Scholarships

Smart Tuition Form | For new Smart Tuition enrollees only

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and the faculty and staff of Valley Catholic School, in partnership with our parents, provide excellent, affordable Catholic values-based education to students in the Portland metropolitan area. Learn more.