Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School

Beginning 2021-2022 school year

You are invited to join this new journey with us!

Announcing the opening of The Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School

The Office of Education is partnering with Catholic Virtual to offer a new option for Catholic education in the Diocese of Raleigh. Beginning with the school year 2021-2022, students can attend the Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School. This new school will offer a 100% Catholic virtual school experience for grades kindergarten through grade 8. While this option is not for everyone, there is a need in our Diocese to reach the students who would flourish in this environment.

Start date:

Catholic Virtual expects to begin the 2021-2022 school year mid-August. The exact date will be posted on our website in June.

General Guidelines for Enrollment

As the primary educators of your children, we understand each family will determine what type of education best meets the needs of their children; therefore, please review the following enrollment guidelines:

* Students must be enrolled in the 1st semester of the virtual school in order to enroll for the

2nd semester

* Commitment for the full year is preferred, however not required

* Please note: Families who wish to return to brick and mortar Catholic schools in semester 2 are subject to the parish school's admission process. Seats cannot be saved.


Kindergarten students must be five (5) years of age by September 1, 2021

Current families who are attending our Catholic schools are invited to register if your current school will not offer a remote option next year.

Students who are homeschooled or attend other public/private schools are eligible to register.

If you have a student who may have special accommodations for their learning needs, Catholic Virtual will assist in determining the ability of meeting those individual needs on a case by case basis. Please refer to the Catholic Virtual contact information below.

In accordance with guidelines for the NC Opportunity Scholarship program and the NC Disability Grant program, funds awarded by these programs may not be used to pay for tuition at the Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School.

Visit the Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School Website

Click here for the Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School Website

Who is Catholic Virtual?

Through partnerships with Catholic schools and families, Catholic Virtual facilitates 21st Century learning designed for Catholic students. Their courses are taught by Catholic-trained teachers who aim to foster growth and opportunity for each one of their students. For more than a decade, Catholic Virtual has focused on developing curriculum for their partner schools with online learning and the Catholic faith in mind.

Why Did The Diocese of Raleigh Choose Catholic Virtual?

  • Fully accredited
  • Catholic-trained teachers
  • Approved NCEA and CIEC partner globally
  • Curriculum designed with online learning in mind
  • Customized programs that fit the needs of students
  • A comprehensive catalog of course offerings
  • Academics and staff follow U.S. standards and benchmarks for Catholic school education
  • Opportunity to join a global community of Catholic Schools

Explore Catholic Virtual's website below

Catholic Virtual Website

Click the box to reach the Catholic Virtual website

Registration Information - Registration opens May 24th

Kindergarten students must be five years of age by September 1, 2021

Basic tuition for the Diocese of Raleigh Virtual School 2021-2022:

Elementary grades K-5 (includes 5 contents courses)

$3,025 per semester; $6,050/year

$500 per additional course per semester

Middle school grades 6-8 (includes 5 content courses and one elective)

$3,395 per semester; $6,790/year

$500 per additional course per semester

Payment due date: Tuition will be due at the time of registration and will be processed through our partnership with FACTS Tuition Management.

Refund policy:

No refunds will be granted after the start date of each semester.

Registration information: Registration information will be available on our Virtual School website beginning May 24th

Master Schedule / classes

Grades K - 5 will be automatically assigned their grade level content courses (5 courses)

Grades 6 - 8 will be assigned grade appropriate level courses (5 courses) and will choose (one) elective that is included in the tuition rate. Middle school students may choose additional electives per the additional fee schedule at the time of registration.

Advanced high school courses may be available for 7th & 8th graders upon request.

Refer to the Master Schedule link below

Diocese of Raleigh Office of Education

Contact: Kimberly Browning

Assistant Superintendent