Truth, Goodness, & Friendship


Drexel High School opened in Fall 2023 in Belmont, North Carolina. The mission of Drexel High School is to form students in Truth, encourage them in wonder, educate them in the liberal arts and sciences, and prepare them for life as capable and responsible children of God committed to knowing, loving, and serving God through their work, leisure, and prayer.

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Eucharistic Centered

Our Catholic faith is the driving force behind the mission of Drexel High School. Catholicism isn't something sprinkled on top of an otherwise ordinary school. Rather, it permeates everything we do. At Drexel you'll find daily Mass, frequent opportunities for adoration and confession, faculty who teach and witness to the faith, and a curriculum taught from a Catholic worldview.

An Education for Life

With a deep commitment to classical education, the Drexel curriculum is designed to help students live well now and prepares them for their life and vocation beyond high school. With its foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, the Drexel curriculum also exposes students to the art of leisure, introduces them to practical life skills, and provides them with personal mentorship.

Culture of Charity

At Drexel High School, the structure of the day, courses, and classrooms are designed for a culture of friendship, conversation, and learning. The best books in the world won't make up for an uncharitable, disorderly, or gloomy atmosphere. Grounded in prayer, charity, and shared experiences, the entire school community works towards a culture of love, respect, and learning.

If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.

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St. Katharine Drexel

We don't focus on optimizing students for maximum input and output.

As much as the modern school system would like to turn students into predictable automatons, human beings were not created to regurgitate the common and convenient narrative.  

Created in the image and likeness of God, we are designed to co-create with God through our work. This co-creation with God requires freedom, knowledge, discipline, and imagination.