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CCH Facts


All Male

  • The only all-male high school in Northern Kentucky

Total Students

  • 546 (2019-20 School Year)


  • Up >15% since 2010-11

Relative Size

  • Approximately 1/3 – 2/3 the size of the all-male high schools in Cincinnati.

Student Background (2019-20 Enrollment)

  • District schools include: St. Agnes (Ft. Wright), Blessed Sacrament (Ft. Mitchell), St. Joseph's (Crescent Springs), Prince of Peace (Covington), and St. Pius X (Edgewood).
  • ~45 different grade schools and > 30 zip codes represented in total.
  • >95% are Catholic.


  • 2025 = 100 Year Anniversary
  • Covington Catholic was founded in 1925.


  • Over 8,800 Alumni.


  • National Blue Ribbon School (2016 & 2007); 1 of 2 KY high schools in 2016
  • National Council of Private Schools; SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)
  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering curriculum; a PLTW "Distinguished" school in both 2017-18 and 2018-19.



  • Weekly Mass and adoration, semi-weekly rosary services, and weekly reconciliation are available; the entire school attends a monthly Mass and twice per year penance service.


  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered every 1st Friday of the month during school beginning with the end of Mass at 7:30am and ending with Benediction at 3pm.


  • All underclassmen attend a “Day of Reflection” in the Spring
  • Seniors participate in a multi-day “Senior Retreat” at St. Anne's Convent.

March for Life

  • Annually, students have the opportunity to attend the March for Life in Washington, DC.

Community Service

  • 100% of the Covington Catholic student body participates in community service each year, and can earn a varsity letter for service.
  • 2019 Senior Class completed over 18,000 hours of service in their four years at CCH


Additional spiritual and civic experiences take place, such as a visit by the Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and a regional Naturalization ceremony.

Academic Measures & Awards


Scores are consistently above the national and state overall average as well as the male average. For example:

Grad YearCCH*KY All-MaleNat'l All-Male

* CCH Average reflects students' highest ACT Composite Score. Kentucky and Nat'l are average all-male "last test taken" scores.

Six students since 2013 have earned the highest possible composite score of 36 (a "perfect" score) on the ACT.

National Merit

  • Two students are 2019-20 National Merit Semi-Finalists and seven students are 2019-20 Commended Students.


  • In 2019, seven courses had passing rates (scores of >3) of >80%, with an overall passing rate of 74%. The Kentucky and National passing rates are 53% and 61%, respectively.

  • 47 Covington Catholic students were named AP Scholars in 2019.

KY Governor’s Programs (2019)

  • 7 students were accepted/attended the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP)
  • 3 student were accepted/attended the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA)

Curriculum & Academic Support

Curriculum Levels

Three curriculum levels: Honors/AP, College Prep I and College Prep II/III.

Academic Support

CCH has an Academic Support Program for students who need additional educational assistance. 33 students in grades 9-12 were enrolled in the program for 2019-20.


CCH is one of only two Catholic High Schools in Kentucky to offer the Engineering curriculum of Project Lead the Way (PLTW; an organization that delivers world-class STEM curriculum and professional development models to more than 11,500 schools across all 50 states). With 4 PLTW-certified teachers, CovCath was 1 of only 4 Kentucky high schools to be named a 2018-19 PLTW Distinguished School (awarded two years in a row). 272 CCH students are enrolled in Engineering, Computer Science, or Graphic Design in 2019-20.

Extra-Curricular & Social


40+ clubs and organizations are available to students at Covington Catholic, including Robotics, Colonels for Christ, Green Ambassadors, Stock Market Club, the Culture Club, Outdoor Pursuits, Corps of Cadets and the award-winning Chamber Choir.


  • Student-athletes participate in 13 KHSAA sanctioned sports & 5 club/intramural sports.
  • Approximately 66% of students participate on one or more sanctioned sports teams.
  • Covington Catholic’s athletic teams have won 21 team state championships (5 different sports in the last 16 years) and multiple individual state championships in addition to over 175 regional team titles.

House System

New in 2018-19, every student is part of a multi-grade “Column” organization, which becomes his “home base” for activities, mentorship, and leadership.

Drug-Free Club

100% of the student body is enrolled in the Drug Free Clubs of America program as part of the mandatory substance abuse prevention program.

Colonel Crazies

The Colonel Crazies, the impressive, enthusiastic and coordinated student cheering section at CCH events, won the Most Spirited Student Section (2014 KHSAA Sweet 16).

Student Traditions

Students have numerous fun traditions, including teaching the freshmen the cheers and fight song, “teal shirt Tuesdays,” SuperHike, Senior Bike Day, and wearing Christmas sweaters during Spirit Week.


Post HS Pursuits

  • >95% of graduates matriculate to a college, university, or military.

  • 2018 & 2019 graduates are at schools including Notre Dame, Case Western, Carnegie Mellon, three U.S. service academies, and many noteworthy regional schools.


95% of the Classes of 2018 and 2019 combined to receive almost $35 million in academic and/or athletic scholarship.


Student : Teacher Ratio

  • 15 to 1

# Teachers

  • 40 FTEs

# CCH Alums

  • 12 Teachers & Staff


Overall Campus

32-acre campus in Park Hills (2 miles from Brent Spence Bridge) includes the academic center, the gymnasium, the Knochelman Building, the Schott Sports Center, the Yung Family Tennis Complex, Tom Berger Field, Wooten Field at Dennis Griffin Stadium, the Dr. Anthony R. Zembrodt STEM and Fine Arts Center, and the Drees Student and Alumni Center. A $10 Million expansion/renovation was completed in 2019.


CovCath has transitioned to a 1:1 computing platform, and all students in grades 9-12 now have a common device (mandatory). Teachers have been trained to utilize the devices within their curriculum and teaching strategy. We have three computer labs: the CAD Lab; the STEM Lab; and the Journalism Lab. In addition, we have three 3D printers, a Phaser for graphic design; and Sharp Touchscreen Display, wireless TVs, and wireless projectors in classrooms.

Tuition & Assistance

$ In/Out of District (2019/20):

  • In District Tuition / Tuition + Fees = $8,300 / $9,550
  • Out of District Tuition / Tuition + Fees = $9,100 / $10,350

Relative Tuition

Tuition is approximately 25-40% less than large all-male Catholic schools in Cincinnati.

$ Tuition Assistance

Almost 1 in 5 students receives assistance, up to $480,000 awarded in total.