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About Us

Mission Statement

Catholic Central High School is a coeducational, college preparatory school which, while grounded in tradition, prepares its students for their future.  The school promotes academic achievement within the context of Catholic/Christian values.  Through its program of Character/Peace Education, Catholic Central High School supports the development of the whole person, the unique gifts of the individual, and the formation of caring relationships, all based on the example of Jesus.


Catholic Central High School is a coeducational, college preparatory school educating more than 300 students in grades 7-12. Located in North Troy, our diverse student body hails from 35 surrounding school districts. Catholic Central is rich in history and tradition. Our school was founded in 1923 by Bishop Edmund F. Gibbons at request from pastors in local parishes. The first year the school opened it served around 520 students, but the next year it doubled to 1,046. Through many different changes, our school has remained a vibrant force in the community for 92 years. 

We have graduated 25,000+ young men and women who have become doctors, lawyers, business owners, teachers, etc. Although their days walking the hallowed halls of CCHS have ended, they remain true to the “purple and white” with their ever-present CRUSADER SPIRIT! Catholic Central remains the largest Diocesan high school in the Albany Diocese.

A Day in the Life of a Crusader