Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School

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Bishop Machebeuf High School
458 Uinta Way
Denver, Colorado, 80230
United States
Coordinates 39°43′28″N 104°53′27″W / 39.72444°N 104.89083°W / 39.72444; -104.89083Coordinates: 39°43′28″N 104°53′27″W / 39.72444°N 104.89083°W / 39.72444; -104.89083
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto "Auspice Maria"
(Under the protection of Mary)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
Principal Marc Nestorick
Asst. Principal Tuyet Nguyen
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,638 [1] (2013)
Campus size 59,000
Campus type 395 Acres (8,100,000m2 acres)
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Athletics 3A
Athletics conference Metropolitan League
Mascot Buffalo
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Dean of Students Mike Augustine
Athletic Director Eddie Kane

Bishop Machebeuf High School is an Archdiocesean school under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, in Denver, Colorado.


Founded in 1958 as "Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School", it is named after Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf, Denver's first bishop. In 2007, Bishop Machebeuf was named one of Colorado's top 14 schools, and in 2006, 2007 and 2008, was named as one of the top 50 Catholic Schools in America.

About The School[edit]

Mission: "Based on the foundation and heritage of Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf, our mission is to be an academic community of faith that strives to form the hearts, minds, and souls of our students in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the living tradition of the Catholic Church."

Bishop Machebeuf is a college preparatory high school. Machebeuf's five core values are: Devotion to God, Academic Excellence, Ethnic & Cultural Variety, Community Service and Christian Morality.

At Machebeuf it is believed that to truly educate a student the whole person must be educated; body, mind heart and soul. The intellectual, spiritual and physical aspects of a person do not function separately but rather as a unified whole. At Machebeuf the education of all three aspects are not separated. Development of all three are encouraged throughout the high school experience. Students are required to take a core curriculum of; 4 credits of English, Math and Religion, 2 credits of a Foreign Language, 3.5 credits of Science and Social Studies, 1 credit of PE/Health and credits in Computer Apps and Fine Arts. The core curriculum is built so as to educate the three aspects of the human person. To further educate students spiritually, students are required to attend a grade level retreat each year of their high school career. The retreats foster a personal relationship with God through prayer as well as a strong school community based in faith. To further enhance students development of the body the school has a number of varsity and junior varsity athletic programs which compete in the 3A Denver Metropolitan League. Playing a sport is not required, however a large percentage of the student body participates in at least one sport and there are many two and three sport athletes. The athletic programs foster strong work ethics, dedication, discipline, team community, healthy competition and sportsmanship. The integration of faith, academics and athletics that consistently produce well rounded, confident and energetic graduates, makes Bishop Machebeuf High School an excellent school.

Campus Ministry[edit]

Mission Campus Ministry is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Bishop Machebeuf High School by providing formational experiences that will help students to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.

Three Divisions of Campus Ministry The Campus Ministry program has three major divisions. Each division has a student director that coordinates the particular part of the program with the Campus Minister.

Liturgy The liturgy division provides liturgical experiences for the entire student body. This primarily refers to the All School Liturgy which happen on a monthly basis. The liturgy division also assists the organization of First Friday Adoration days and monthly confession services. Finally the liturgy division organizes All School prayer at BMHS including but not limited to: Opening and Closing of the school prayer and special prayer services during the liturgical seasons.

Evangelization The evangelization division assists the organization of outreach events for the students of BMHS as well as the larger community. Events include: Christian concerts, mission trips, service projects, pilgrimages, and special community masses (St. Nick’s mass, Mother – Son Mass etc.).

Media The media division of Campus Ministry provides support for all aspects of Campus Ministry. The media division produces resources for the web, print, and multimedia presentations. Photos of all CM are collected and stored by the media division. Press and news releases are published by the media division as well.


The girls basketball team won the 3A state championship in 2003, followed by another championship in 2007. In 2005, led by seniors Jordan Johnson, Greg Schaer, Mike Lopez, David Kathmann and Dan Sheley, Bishop Machebeuf won the boys' baseball state championship in Class 3A, defeating state powerhouse Eaton in the semifinals and Roosevelt in the championship game. In 2008, Gabriel Meidl won the 3A State Championship for the 400 meter event in track and field. In 2010, Devon White won the 3A State Championship for the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 400 meter events in track and field, and in the process set the state record in the 200m dash for 3A.

Championship Team Rosters[edit]

Baseball - 2005 Tyler Hensen C, Danny Young C, Dominic Paolucci 3B, Jordan Johnson SS/P, Nick Cafasso P/OF, Logan Roberts OF, Greg Schaer P/OF, Daniel Sheley P/OF, Dave Kathmann P/OF, David Machado 1B, Matt McIntyre OF, Josh Cox P/OF, Richie Parkhill SS, Mike Lopez 2B, Devon Tenario OF.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Machebeuf (Bishop) High School - Profile. Colorado High School Activities Association.
  2. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08