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ABOUT CHS

FACTS ABOUT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

FOUNDED IN 1894 by the religious order of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Catholic High School continues today as an independent, Catholic, all-male college preparatory high school. 

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Catholic High School has been recognized six times by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. CHS is the only school in the nation to be recognized six times.

           2020 | 2014 | 2003           1998 | 1993 | 1989

The Blue Ribbon Schools program was established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1982 to recognize outstanding public and private schools across the nation. Blue Ribbon Schools are honored for their excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, achievement and parent involvement. Blue Ribbon Schools possess the following:

  • High student retention and graduation rates
  • Challenging standards and curriculum
  • Excellent teaching within an environment that facilitates teacher improvement
  • School, family and community partnerships
  • High levels of student performance on measures of achievement 

BROTHERS OF THE SACRED HEART

Brothers of the Sacred Heart is a religious congregation of men founded by Andre’ Coindre, a diocesan priest, in Lyon, France, in 1821. Their mission is the evangelization of young people, especially through the ministry of education.

 

ADVANCED ACCREDITATION

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL has been recommended for renewal of full accreditation by the Quality Assurance Review Team from AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The formal report from AdvancED recommending Catholic for full accreditation for five years was completed in the spring of 2018. All accredited schools must go through the renewal review process every five years.

Catholic High School focuses on providing young men with a holistic education that focuses on academic excellence rooted in religious values, friendly discipline, and personal attention.

Why Catholic High School?

AT A GLANCE

1,148

Student population

6

National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Awards 

1989  1993  1998  2003  2014  2020

21%

of faculty members are CHS alumni

1894

Year founded

18:1

Student/Teacher ratio 

37

Unique student clubs and campus extracurricular organizations

ALMA MATER

Dear Alma Mater,
We'll be true to you
When storm clouds hover
And when the skies are blue.
Long may you prosper.
May your ills be few.
Dear Alma Mater
We'll be ever true.
C....H....S.

BRUIN FIGHT SONG

Come on and fight, all you Bruins, and triumph on the field!
Big Bruin cohorts are cheering, for the Bears will never yield.
Hey! Hey!
This day we're all out for victory no matter the cost
'Cause we'll fight forever 'til the last white line is crossed.

It's a GREAT DAY to be a BEAR!

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