Gonzaga Preparatory School

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Gonzaga Preparatory School
Gonzaga Preparatory School Seal.jpg
Address
1224 East Euclid Avenue
Spokane, Washington, 99207
United States
Coordinates 47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47.68583°N 117.39194°W / 47.68583; -117.39194Coordinates: 47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47.68583°N 117.39194°W / 47.68583; -117.39194
Information
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Established 1887
President Al Falkner
Principal Cindy Reopelle
Vice principal Derek Duchesne
Paul Manfred
Grades 912
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 860 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 18.2
Color(s) Navy and White         
Athletics conference Greater Spokane League
Team name Bullpups
Accreditation NWAC[1]
Affiliation JSEA
Dean of Students Peggy Haun-McEwen,
Ben Walker
Athletic Director Paul Manfred
Elevation 1,980 ft (604 m) AMSL
Website

Gonzaga Preparatory School located in Spokane, Washington is a private Catholic high school in the Inland Northwest. As a Jesuit institution, "G-Prep" has been recognized for its college preparation education, and community service.

History[edit]

Gonzaga High School was founded in 1887 in the basement of the Gonzaga University administrative building. In 1922, the high school became a formal department of Gonzaga University. In 1954, the school moved from the original campus to its present site in the Logan neighborhood of Spokane, Washington. In 1975, in response to changing educational conditions, Gonzaga Prep became a co-educational school. In 1992, the high school implemented the Fair Share tuition program. Currently the school is within the Diocese of Spokane and is administered separately from the university.

The current campus was extensively remodeled in the late 1990s. Again, in 2006 $4.4 million were allotted for the construction of a new chapel (Chapel of the Three Companions), renovation of the academic wings, and a new football field.[2]

Gonzaga Preparatory School was the first Jesuit school in the country to have a lay president, John Traynor.[citation needed]

Food Drive[edit]

The Gonzaga Prep Food Drive consistently gathers over 100,000 pounds of food each year before the Thanksgiving holiday. Recipients of collected groceries and turkeys include over two hundred families, the Colville Indian Reservation, the Spokane Tribe, the Morningstar Baptist Church, residents of Summit View Apartments, Second Harvest food bank, and many local food pantries.

Athletics[edit]

The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups compete in the 4A classification and are part of the GSL (Greater Spokane League), a league of 10 teams from around Spokane. As a member of the 4A Greater Spokane League, the Bullpups offer athletic opportunities in nine boys sports and nine girls sports. These sports include: Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Golf are offered to boys, while Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Tennis, Softball, Track, Golf, and Cheerleading are offered to girls.

Over sixty-five percent of Gonzaga Prep's student body participates in athletics.

Girl's Tennis

G-Prep won seven straight GSL Tennis championships from 1997-2003. The Bullpups tennis teams went undefeated for eight years. When Lewis and Clark High School defeated G-Prep on April 13, 2003, it was the Bullpups’ first loss since 1996.

Notable alumni[edit]

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