Our Story


Extraordinary since 1983




Dear Friends of the St. Paul VI Catholic High School Community, 

We are honored to share the vision for our new school campus with you. Any architect will tell you that the success of the building depends on the foundation. So we know that this is a successful new home because our foundation is Christ Jesus.

From its modest beginning in 1983 in an old school building, Paul VI has never wavered from its mission to provide an excellent Catholic education to young men and women by offering them the means to achieve spiritual, intellectual, personal, social, and physical development according to the teachings of the Gospel and our Catholic faith.

Today, more than 8,000 proud alumni are making a difference in our world. They live as responsible, moral, service-oriented adults who strive to “grow in grace and wisdom.” This new campus — a 68-acre, state-of-the-art school — and our dedicated staff continue to provide a first-class, mission-centered, Catholic education for new generations of young people. Now is our time to express our gratitude and make an investment in the education of our current and future students.

Every gift is important.

Please take note of the many aspects of this exciting campus and learn how we are able to provide many new opportunities in a wonderful setting. 

With Christ as our foundation — at the center of all that we do — we invite you to prayerfully consider how you can support this new campus and, in turn, invest in the education of our students. We hope that you, too, will feel compelled to join us in “Building on Extraordinary.”

With deepest appreciation,

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge
Bishop of Arlington

Virginia D. Colwell P ’97, ’99, ’05
Head of School

Old Paul VI High School
Old Paul VI High School
New Paul VI High School

Campaign Leadership

Ginny Colwell P ’97, ’99, ’05, Head of School
Don Bohn P ’19, ’21
Matt Brockwell P ’16
Mark Graham ‘90, P ’22, ’24
Reverend Don Heet, OSFS
Bob Smith GP ’17
Bob Waters
Angela Wilson P ’21, ’23

Kate Andreottola ’94, Director of Advancement

An education from St. Paul VI Catholic High School inspires students to grow in faith, intelligence, and integrity. It’s a foundation for a life well lived, a way to grow in grace and wisdom by developing critical habits as lifelong learners and spiritual seekers. We’ve been guiding students in these principles for more than 38 years. Now, we’re building upon our special brand of faith, knowledge, and wisdom and entering into a new era for St. Paul VI Catholic High School.

Designed and built for the 21st century, our new campus glorifies our faith in one of the fastest growing regions in the nation.