Our Mission

Welcome to the Hampton Roads Catholic Schools website. Our mission is to promote Catholic education across the region by creating a synergy among our schools. By providing an alliance of Catholic Schools, we are able to share resources and ideas, as well as launch successful public relations campaigns.

At Hampton Roads Catholic Schools, our 10 elementary schools and 3 high schools foster spiritual development, academic excellence, personal responsibility and service to others. We are extremely proud of our teachers, staff, parents, students and alumni who join us in celebrating our Catholic identity and making the world a better place.

Our Catholic schools were able to quickly adapt to the March 13th mandated school closures due to COVID 19. We resumed teaching, via virtual learning, as of March 17th. Our teachers were able to adjust their lesson plans and continue academic instruction to keep our students on track through the end of the school year. All assigned class work counted toward final grades. We are very proud of our teachers, students, parents, administration, and staff for embracing the changes we had to make and allowing our students to continue learning.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Allen at  Lallen@smsvb.net. We invite everyone to join us in our charge: to learn well, live well and serve well.

Listen to Interviews with Catholic Students and Principals!

Amara D., a senior at Catholic High School, and Maria C., an 8th grader at Our Lady Mount Carmel, share why they attend a Catholic school and their experiences as Catholic school students on the Breakfast with Bacon radio program. Click here to listen to the interview:

Catholic Students Share Why


Three Hampton Roads Catholic school students sat down and spoke with Dr. Christine Bacon about their Catholic school experiences. We invite you to listen to what they had to say.


Three Catholic school Principals, Peggy Boon – Catholic High School, Kim Callahan – Christ the King Catholic School, and Scott Bolton – Portsmouth Catholic Regional School were guests of @DrChristineBacon on her radio show @BreakfastwithBacon to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Listen as they talk about how a Catholic education provides a great foundation and also goes beyond academics to help develop the whole child – mind, body, and soul.

Breakfast with Bacon radio interview with Catholic School Principals

National Catholic Schools Week

Hampton Roads Catholic Schools proudly celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, which annually begins the last Sunday in January. This week gives parishes, educators and students the opportunity to rejoice in the benefits and rewards of a Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and the community. To learn more about the good news of Catholic Schools, visit www.ncea.org.


Learn Well

Challenging academic programs inspire critical thinking and foster creativity.

Live Well

Extra-curricular activities and athletics encourage volunteerism and community involvement.

Serve Well

Faith-based learning inspires students to follow a Christ-centered path celebrating the dignity of all life.