Frequently Asked Questions


We believe our most important responsibility is to partner with parents to form their students in the Gospel virtues of faith, hope and charity. A Nolan Catholic education addresses the whole person: excellent academics, an award-winning fine arts program, championship-level athletics, innovative ecology and engineering programs and more, all built on our Catholic Christian faith. We know each of us have gifts and talents given to us by God. Nolan Catholic faculty and staff help our students nurture and develop those gifts. Our Vikings are modeled and taught respect, honesty, integrity and scholarly conduct. As a Catholic school of the Diocese of Fort Worth, NCHS forms individuals who are recognizable as Catholic Christians through their acts of faith. Nolan Catholic continues a tradition that began more than half a century ago: an education based in faith, formation based in hope and perseverance in charity. Nolan Catholic High School students do nothing less than change the world! We invite you to come and see what makes a Nolan Catholic education different.

  • A faith-based co-ed college preparatory school with a long tradition of excellence
  • Ninety-nine percent of Nolan Catholic graduates attend college


  • Nolan Catholic High School was founded in 1961.
  • NCHS is Co-educational, with approximately 850 students in grades 9 through 12.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department.
  • Educational ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and students receive religious instruction and participate in religious services.
  • More than 50 percent of our faculty has advanced degrees.
  • The NCHS academic curriculum is college-preparatory, with many students taking Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, and Honors courses. NCHS requires 30 Carnegie units for graduation.


Our Nolan Catholic campus has more than 350,000 square feet of buildings on 64.9 acres in East Fort Worth. In addition to classroom buildings, NCHS has a Commons area with dining facilities; a Multipurpose Activity Center that houses an event arena, dance studio, music hall and locker rooms; and state-of-the-art athletic facilities for our large sports department.


Nolan Catholic is an active and caring community, grounded in the values of our Catholic faith. Many parents volunteer to assist our school programs, and a host of community partners provide financial and moral support for our mission. Nolan Catholic’s commitment to creating a moral and ethical community goes beyond our school campus. Students engage in NCHS Christian Ministry programs and go out into the community at large to provide support for the less fortunate and needy.

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