Your Questions

Our Mission

 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.

Our Charisms

  Gratitude, charity, confidence, Eucharistic centered, and industry are the charisms of Drexel High School. In the letter to the Philippians, St. Paul urges Christians to live in gratitude, charity, and confidence in Jesus Christ. From this admonishment, we find the charisms that animate all we do. 

When you are totally consumed by the Eucharistic fire, then you will be able more consciously to thank God, who has called you to become part of His family.

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

When will Drexel Open? 

Drexel is open and teaching 9th and 10th grade.  

Where is the school located?

Connections Church, located at 304 McAdenville Road, is hosting Drexel High School.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year will open in October. See HERE>>> for more information. 

How much is the tuition?

Tuition is set at $11,750 a year and includes ALL fees and books. Scholarships are available for families. Never assume aid is unavailable to your family — we encourage everyone who feels a need to apply.

Will uniforms be required? 

Currently, Drexel utilizes a dress code to teach responsibility and professionalism. (Certain uniform pieces are required.)

Will Drexel offer Catholic or multi-child discounts?

There are not any automatic discounts on tuition. However, we do offer many scholarships. The scholarship opportunities vary in requirements, ranging from service to the Church, academic, need-based, and more. Scholarships will only be available for full-time students. See HERE>>> for more information.

Is the Parish Subsidy available for Drexel? 

Many pastors support and encourage parents through Parish subsidies (including many who support Drexel parents). Subsidies are given at the discretion of individual pastors. We encourage you to talk with your pastor about applying the parish subsidy to your student’s education at Drexel. 

Is Drexel a Catholic High School? 

Organizations must undergo a lengthy process that can take many years to officially operate under the Catholic Church. However, we can and do teach in the Catholic Tradition, attend daily Mass, and keep the Catholic faith at the heart of all we do at Drexel. 

What curriculum will be taught at Drexel?

Taught in the liberal arts tradition, the Drexel curriculum combines an integrated classical approach with interactive vocational and culture classes.

What will the sports culture entail? 

Drexel High School acknowledges the importance of sport as a lifelong endeavor that enhances one’s life through active leisure. Additionally, competitive sports allow individuals to perform at their highest level. Sport, rightly ordered, provides students with opportunities for growth in virtue, strength, and abilities. We continue to work on which competitive sports will be available in 2023. A track and field program is currently under development for Fall 2023, and we are working on several other individual sports programs for the first few years. Team sports will grow along with the school within a rightly ordered educational plan for students. 

Will Drexel offer services for special needs students? 

We welcome students of various learning backgrounds and encourage open and honest conversations with parents about the particular needs of their students. We are not equipped to serve those with severe learning disabilities. However, we encourage all families to reach out and discuss their particular concerns, needs, and situations.

Do you accept students with behavioral issues?

We are not equipped to work with students with severe behavioral issues. Every student is expected to adhere to the code of conduct laid out in the student-parent handbook. Students who cannot or will not live up to the Drexel Code of Conduct will lose the privilege of attending and participating in activities at Drexel High School. 

Is Drexel a hybrid school? 

No. Drexel will operate as an independent private school registered with the State of North Carolina.

Can home-schooled students take classes?

Yes. we are still sorting out the details, but here is what we know so far: Tuition will be $700-$2000, depending on the class. Students must adhere to the uniform policy and student handbook. Sports and clubs will also be open to homeschoolers (as often as possible).

How can I help? 

Our most significant need is in fundraising. The Board of Directors is on a mission to make high-quality and authentically Catholic education accessible to every family in our area who shares our mission. If you would like to help with our fundraising efforts, please email Jenny Ryan:

Are you hiring? 

We are fully staffed for the 2023/2024 school year. However, we are in need of substitute teachers.  Please send resumes to 

Who do I contact for more questions?

First, make sure you are signed up for updates: You can also email

Are donations tax deductible? 

Yes. We are registered as a non-profit with the state of North Carolina. Our 501(c)(3) status has been granted.  You can make a secure donation online here: If you give through a DAF, please email