Academic Excellence

Driven by a mission that seeks to develop the whole person - spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally.

A word from Principal Eileen Manno...

"Our students embrace the academic, spiritual and co-curricular challenges that are placed before them as they grow into lifelong learners capable of making sound choices in a changing world. A Viatorian education helps students get into the colleges that are best for them, from the most selective universities to schools that are tailor-made for their specific needs. Our test scores, while not the final measure of a school’s success, show how well we prepare our students for college. Our AP program, in which our students can earn college credit while still in high school, is among the best in the country.

More important than test scores is the passion and growth students experience in their courses. The knowledge and skills they develop lead to spiritual growth, wisdom, understanding and action. Even before they graduate, our students are agents of change, seeking to improve their world and celebrating their Catholic identity."

Saint Viator High School is committed to:

  • A rigorous educational program in each discipline, using a liberal arts approach
  • Creating an environment that fosters the growth of the individual, challenging students to develop their relationship with God
  • Forming strong relationships among students and faculty, the hallmark of Viatorian education

Educating each student

  • Saint Viator admits students of all ability levels, from students with mild learning disabilities to exceptional learners.
  • Students with diagnosed learning differences will find help in the Scott R. Scanlan Learning Center, a resource room staffed with special education teachers who help students succeed in the college preparatory environment.
  • The Querbes Scholars Program allows highly motivated students of exceptional academic promise and imbued with a faith-based concern for others less talented and less favored to enrich their years at Saint Viator High School through activities that foster personal growth, intellectual independence and faith enrichment.
  • Honors courses are for students with a high aptitude in the subject who are willing to meet the challenge demanded by higher-level thinking skills. These courses move at a faster pace and students do more independent work, including coursework over the summer.
  • The Reverend Mark R. Francis, C.S.V. International Program provides a supportive environment that focuses on a student's needs, and enables him or her to develop the cultural understanding and performance skills necessary to function appropriately and successfully in both academic and social situations.
  • All classes are college preparatory, empowering all students to become lifelong learners making sound choices in a changing world.

ACT Test Scores

  • Our students’ average ACT composite scores are close to 6 points higher than state and national averages.The top 25 percent of the Class of 2015 averaged a composite score of 31.8.
  • 50 percent of the class averaged a composite score range of 24-30.
  • The lowest 25 percent of the class averaged a composite score of 20.3.

Advanced Placement Test Results

  • 16 Advanced Placement courses offered in biology, calculus, chemistry, English, history, Italian, physics and Spanish.
  • In 2015, Saint Viator High School students earned college credit on 77% of the tests they took.
  • 77% of our AP students scored a 3 or higher.
  • 55% of the students enrolled as a junior or senior took at least one AP class during the 2014-2015 school year.

Access to Technology

  • Saint Viator is a Wi-Fi campus with access points accessible throughout the campus.
  • Classrooms are equipped with computers, LCD technology and SMARTboards and interactive whiteboards.
  • One wireless computer lab, two computer labs, Modern World Language lab, Writing Lab and Math Lab give students access to the resources they need to succeed academically.
  • Students and faculty use iPad technology to enhance classroom activities.