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Meet the Director of Admissions

Nicole (Chiarelli)Smith
Central Catholic '89


Our students are the reason we are all here, and their success is what motivates us.

Dear Future Saint,

Welcome to the Admissions section of the Berks Catholic website!  I hope our online presence is helpful and easy for you to familiarize yourself with Berks Catholic and all that our school has to offer.

Berks Catholic High School is a vibrant Christ centered community dedicated to providing a challenging academic environment to a diverse population of young men and women.We offer  a rigorous academic curriculum including  21 AP courses and over 125 elective courses through our consortium with Virtual High School. We have tremendous partnerships with the local universities and offer a wealth of opportunities for your child to be successful. In addition, we offer 4 years of comprehensive personalized individual college and career counseling. On average 95% of our students go on to college and the Class of 2022 earned over 19 million dollars in academic, athletic and merit based scholarships.  We offer over 21 Varsity Sports and a variety of extra-curricular activities. 

As Director of Admissions, I have the pleasure of meeting most students and their families before they become Saints, and I have the privilege to work with so many of them during their high school years. Seeing the students incorporate Berks Catholics core values each day reminds me of how important the role is of our faculty and staff.  Our students are the reason we are all here, and their success is what motivates us.   I share your enthusiasm about your child’s future, both at Berks Catholic and after.

I am confident that our school will provide your child with a strong academic foundation while preparing for the future whether it’s college, military or a career path. We pride ourselves on teaching and following the Gospel values while incorporating our four pillars of success: God, family, academics and fun! Teaching and growing with these core values will help guide your child towards a successful future. 

I am so blessed to be working in such an amazing atmosphere!  If you have any questions about the Admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for considering Berks Catholic, come be part of something great!

.Nicky Smith