Mission & Philosophy

Central Catholic High School is a four-year college preparatory high school in the Central Valley of California. WE serve students from 25 communities including and surrounding Modesto. The school community was established in the tradition of Augustinian spirituality in 1966. Now administered by a lay staff (with a full-time diocesan priest as chaplain), Central Catholic blends a strong academic program with a full slate of co-curricular activities, sports and clubs to involve the whole student.


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.


We at Central Catholic High School recognize that the best preparation for life is a challenging, well-rounded, academic education combined with diversified co-curricular activities all grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe that students grow and mature best in a faith-based community where they, in union with God, and in partnership with their families and our staff, have a sense of belonging, security and commitment to service. We believe in the dignity and uniqueness of each person as a child of God.