Throughout its 50 year history, Central Catholic High School has served students from throughout the southern part of the Diocese. Students are attracted to CCHS by its rigorous college-prep program, its wide variety of co-curricular activities, its strong religious base and the caring family atmosphere. The CCHS Alumni Association plays an important role in the school; in fact, 13% of the student body are children of alumni.

The school has remained fervently Catholic throughout its history, with annual retreats for all students and staff, prayer before every class or activity, and weekly Mass. Four years of Theology and 100 hours of Christian Service are required for graduation.

In the recent past, the original campus has been augmented with the Hogan Center (a wrestling facility), the Alumni Quad and the Mark Gallo Health and Fitness Center (providing a new gym floor, lobby, locker rooms, nutrition lab – kitchen, classrooms for FFA and Health Education and the John C. Bosio Training Center. In addition, we recently added six new Tennis courts (Van Nes Tennis Courts) and The Melissa Bengston Besseling Garden in memory of our past principal. Today we are embarking on the second phase, the Vintage Sports Complex, including the Ladd Softball Field, four Sand Volleyball Courts, and practice fields.

Today, the Bishop's vision lives on in the students and staff of the school. Recognized for academic excellence by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association, Central Catholic High School offers a tradition of excellence rooted in our core values of Faith, Academic Rigor, Family, Community and Integrity - to students from Stanislaus and several outlying counties.

About Central Catholic

Faithful to our Catholic Tradition, our mission is to witness to the Gospel while building an educational community that inspires the spiritual, academic and social development of young adults.

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