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Choosing the Right Middle & High School for Your Child: Saratoga Central Catholic School

Choosing the right middle/high school for your child is an important decision that can have a lasting impact on their future. With so many options available, it can be challenging to determine which school is the best fit. At Saratoga Central Catholic School (SCC), we understand that this decision is not one to take lightly.

In this blog post, we will explore some of the essential factors to consider when selecting a middle and high school, and how SCC can meet your family's educational needs.




Academic Programs

One of the most critical factors in selecting a middle/high school is the academic program. Look for a school that offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that will prepare your child for college and beyond. SCC offers a rigorous academic program that includes advanced placement (AP) courses, as well as opportunities for dual enrollment with local colleges.

Recently, SCC has launched new partnerships with Siena College and Maria College where students can earn college credit while still in high school. With a variety of college courses to choose from, SCC students can earn up to 24 credits through our Siena College Partnership!


Extracurricular Activities

In addition to academics, extracurricular activities can play a significant role in your child's educational experience. Look for a school that offers a range of activities that align with your child's interests and passions. SCC provides numerous extracurricular options, including sports teams, clubs, and service opportunities.

Saratoga Central Catholic's Varsity Baseball team competing in Orlando, Florida at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports. SCC's baseball team has traveled to Florida for spring training for over 15 years!
SCC's Drama Troupe performing "Clue!" (Winter 2023)

Class Size

The size of the school and the class sizes can impact the quality of education that your child receives. Smaller class sizes often lead to more individualized attention from teachers and a more supportive learning environment. SCC has a low student-to-teacher ratio, ensuring that every student receives personalized attention from faculty.



A school's faculty plays a significant role in your child's education. Look for a school with experienced and dedicated teachers who are passionate about their work.

Saratoga Central Catholic teachers show great care for our students, and truly are devoted to the success of each individual. Through personalized, one-on-one attention and strong mentorship, our teachers, coaches, and community members give our students the confidence they need to succeed.


Values and Culture

The values and culture of a school can shape your child's character and worldview. Consider a school's mission statement, values, and traditions when making your decision. SCC is a Catholic school that instills Catholic values, such as compassion, respect, and service, in its students. Our school community is supportive, inclusive, and welcoming to families of all faiths.

Mission Statement:

"Saratoga Central Catholic School seeks to enlighten, inspire, and nurture the minds, hearts, and souls of our students in academic excellence based on the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Catholic tradition."

Omnia Pro Deo - All For God


College Placement

Ultimately, the goal of a middle/high school education is to prepare students for college and future success. Look for a school with a track record of success in college placement. 100% of our graduates are accepted into college and our most recent classes have earned over $9 million dollars worth of scholarships!


Choosing a middle/high school is an important decision that requires careful consideration. By considering these factors and learning more about our school, you can make an informed decision that meets the needs of your family and prepares your child for a bright future. We believe that SCC offers an education that is both valuable and unique, and we welcome you to explore all that our school has to offer!

Schedule a tour! Contact our admissions office!

Mrs. Heather Bott

(518)587-7070 ext. 505


OPEN HOUSE: MARCH 16, 2023, 6-8PM

Tour our school with one of our students and learn more about all that SCC has to offer! Register online: CLICK HERE!


APPLY NOW: 2024-25

The application for the 2024-25 school year is now live! Schedule a tour and apply online to reserve your spot for next school year!

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