Mission Statement

Portsmouth Catholic Regional School, an extension of the Roman Catholic Church with the parishes in Southside Hampton Roads, exists to continue the century long tradition of educating students in the Catholic Faith. PCRS welcomes families of all faiths who accept the mission and philosophies of PCRS. The school is dedicated to nurturing all of the students in Pre-K3 through 8th grade to meet high academic standards and to develop a strong sense of Christian stewardship. Through a Christ-centered education our students become compassionate leaders utilizing creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills.


Portsmouth Catholic is AdvancED accredited and the Diocese of Richmond is AdvancED accredited as a school system. AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough. Rather, their commitment is to help schools improve. Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, AdvancED serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

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Centrally Located

Portsmouth Catholic is centrally located in the heart of South Hampton Roads.  It is easily accessible from Suffolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth.  Just a quick drive through the Midtown Tunnel from Norfolk.  It is easy to miss this nugget in your search for the best Catholic Christian education for your child(ren).