Andrean High School

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Andrean High School
Magister Meus Christus
Christ Is My Teacher
5959 Broadway
Merrillville, Indiana, 46410
Coordinates 41°30′38″N 87°20′0″W / 41.51056°N 87.33333°W / 41.51056; -87.33333Coordinates: 41°30′38″N 87°20′0″W / 41.51056°N 87.33333°W / 41.51056; -87.33333
Type college preparatory school
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Congregation of St. Basil,
Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Established 1959
School district Diocese of Gary
Dean Rick Torres
Principal Mary Beth Ginalski[1]
Chaplain Mick Kopil
Grades 912
Enrollment 575 (2011-2012)
Campus size 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Color(s) Red and Gold         
Slogan "Where Excellence is a Result"
Athletics conference Northwest Crossroads Conference
Mascot Andy the Miner
Team name Fifty-Niners
Rival Bishop Noll Institute
Athletic Director Bill Mueller

Andrean High School is a coeducational Catholic college preparatory school located in Merrillville, Indiana. The school was founded in 1959, and named after the first bishop of the diocese of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary, Andrew Grutka. Since its founding, Andrean has been staffed in part by members of the Basilian Fathers and the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. The school colors are red and gold in honor of the martyrdom and subsequent glory of St. Andrew. The school motto is "Magister Meus Christus," or "Christ is my teacher."


The school's teams are the Fighting '59ers. This name comes from the address of the school, 5959 Broadway, and the year of its founding- 1959. The 1969 '59ers football team was the school's first undefeated varsity football squad. The 2004 '59ers football team won the Indiana high school class 3A football championship defeating the Heritage Hills Patriots 21–14 in Indianapolis to cap off a 13–2 season.[2] The 2013 '59ers football team won the Indiana High School class 3A State Championship, defeating Indianapolis Brebeuf Preparatory 35 to 27, to top off an undefeated season (15-0).[3] From 1980–2008 the men's baseball team has 3 state titles; in 2005, 2009, and 2010.[4] The Andrean softball team won three state titles in 1998, 2007, and 2012.[5]

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