What percentage of SPH students are college bound?
On average 97% of SPH graduates are accepted and enroll at premier academic institutions across the country majoring in a wide variety of fields of study. Recent graduates have been welcomed at University of Toledo, Capital University, John Carroll University, Pepperdine, Purdue, Washington University, Case Western Reserve, Holy Cross, West Point, Xavier, and Notre Dame, just to name a few.
I am worried that if I come to Norwalk Catholic/St. Paul High I will have trouble making new friends. Is it difficult to meet new people?
In large part, students make friends through extra-curricular activities, athletic activities, and interacting during the school day.
I don’t consider myself an athlete. What types of activities are available for me?
Many students pursue other extra-curricular interests and they are proud to flourish in areas other than athletics. Getting involved in extra-curricular activities is a great way to meet other students as well as spend time doing something you love. For a list of activities, please refer to the SPH Activities and the SPH Music Department pages.
Sports are a big part of my life right now. What type of sports do you have?
We offer 17 different sports programs for boys and girls. Sports vary by season. We offer a full complement of fall, winter and spring choices. See the SPH Athletics page for more information.
OHSAA rules for transferring students: Any students who transfer to SPH during the sophomore, junior, or senior year and participated in a sport in the last 12 months must sit out of the sport for the second half of the sport season. (If a student played volleyball or football the previous year, they would sit out the 2nd half of the season at SPH. If the student did not play basketball the previous year but would like to play at SPH, there would be no restrictions.)
What is the average class size?
Our average student to teacher ratio is 18:1 with an average class size of 22-26 students per class. Some elective classes are even smaller. Every effort is made to keep class sizes small so that students receive the attention they deserve.
I am not Catholic. Will I be taking religion courses?
Yes. All students are required to take Theology every year. Catholic and non-Catholic students have an equal opportunity to succeed. These classes provide the necessary foundation for a system of values by which our graduates may guide their lives. All students participate in an annual retreat as well as weekly liturgies.