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Paul VI Catholic High School Groundbreaking Ceremony

Construction is about to begin for Paul VI Catholic High School (PVI) in Loudoun County. On Friday, February 16, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the construction site located on Braddock Road in Chantilly, Virginia. The high school is being relocated from the City of Fairfax.

The Diocese desires to open the new campus by the fall of 2020. Once the construction is completed it will be the largest private high school in Loudoun County, capable of enrolling between 1,200-1,300 students, and the only Catholic high school in the county.

History behind move

On June 3, 2015, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington announced that it would relocate Paul VI Catholic High School from its 18-acre campus in the City of Fairfax to a 68-acre property 12 miles west in Loudoun County. The school’s new location will serve families from Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun and counties west. The school will be built on property currently owned by the Diocese, with state-of-the-art facilities able to accommodate diverse academic needs and robust extracurricular and athletic programs. The decision to relocate the high school was based upon an extensive assessment of diocesan Catholic education and the long-term needs of PVI, including curriculum development, co-curricular programming and the sustainability of the current campus in the City of Fairfax.

Design of the new school

Architects designed Paul VI’s new campus to feel like a college campus and will offer a superior 21st-century learning environment. Its new home will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, media and fine arts centers, enhanced and expanded athletic facilities, a collegiate dining experience, and a chapel at the heart of the school.

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