Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, Indiana is an inter-parochial archdiocesan Catholic high school providing faith and education of its students. Inter-parochial means that it receives both pastoral and financial support from the fourteen parishes that composes the South Deanery of Indianapolis Archdiocese.
Roncalli High School gets its name from Cardinal Angelo Roncalli, who took the name John XXIII when elected pope in 1958. The school was founded in just a decade later in 1968. Today its student population numbers upward of 1,050 kids. This private high school has the majority of its students on a course of study geared towards college preparation. Though the school caters to the needs of all levels of ability.
Roncalli High School has the honor of being named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence three times by the United States Department of Education. It is the only Indianapolis school to receive this distinction three times. Their excellence is in part owed to the sense of community the school relies on. Their mission statement reveals just how much this Indianapolis community means to them:
“As a Catholic high school, our pledge is to provide, in concert with parents, parish, and community, an educational opportunity, which seeks to form Christian leaders in body, mind and spirit.
Guided by prayer and the Gospel values of faith, love and justice, students are challenged to respond to the call of disciplship and to fulfill their potential as life long learners in service to others.
Our end is to make God’s love complete among us.”
Roncalli High School lives up to this mission through a great program of academics and extra curricular activities combined. Students at Roncalli High School have the option to take Advanced Placement classes on the college level as well as programs of study to prepare them to enter the workforce directly.
It also has a number of co-curricular activities for students to be involved in. Each student has an opportunity to develop their personal interests while at the same time engaging in social activities to prepare them for the real world. Roncalli also has a wonderful athletics program and a highly developed fine arts program.
Many of their students have gone on to receive scholarships from some of Indiana’s finest colleges and universities. In addition, Roncalli High School creates leaders in Indianapolis business, Indianapolis media, and Indianapolis arts. These Indianapolis kids are preparing to take over the Circle City.
For more information about Roncalli High School visit their website. Find out how your child and family can become part of this great Indianapolis high school. Building a better tomorrow is what Roncalli High School is all about.
Roncalli High School
3300 Prague Rd
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