Moreau Catholic High School
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|Moreau Catholic High School|
In Tenebris Lux
In darkness there is light
|27170 Mission Boulevard
Hayward, California, 94544
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;
Brothers of Holy Cross
|Asst. Principal||Matthew Stadelman;
|Campus size||14 acres (57,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics||49 teams in 15 sports|
|Accreditation||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Director of Admissions||Julia Ando|
|Athletic Director||Christine Krisman|
Moreau Catholic High School is a college preparatory Roman Catholic secondary school sponsored by the Moreau Province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. It is located in Hayward, California, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland under the care of Michael C. Barber, the Bishop of Oakland. It opened in 1965 as an all-boys Catholic High School, temporarily located on the parish grounds of St. Bede's Church. That same year, construction of the permanent campus began at the current location. That construction was completed in the spring of 1967. At the request of Bishop Floyd Begin, Moreau became a coeducational institution in 1969, with the admission of 177 ninth grade girls. Moreau has twice been named a Blue Ribbon School.
Moreau Catholic High School opened its doors in 1965 to a class of 103 ninth grade boys. In 1969, as the only Catholic high school serving the Southern Alameda County, the school became co-educational. The high school was constructed with financial and community support from the members of the Diocese of Oakland, the late Bishop Floyd L. Begin and the Brothers of Holy Cross, South-West province.
In addition to its strong commitment to providing young men and women with a quality education that is firmly rooted in the Christian values, Moreau Catholic has twice earned national recognition for academic excellence as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education and the Council for American Private education.
Bishop Allen Vigneron and Hayward mayor Roberta Cooper officiated at the April 30, 2006 groundbreaking ceremony for a multi-million dollar expansion at Moreau. The project included increasing the school library, adding a state-of-the-art life and physical science laboratory and classroom, and building a film and video arts studio and multi-media classroom.
Moreau offers 30 Honors and AP classes. Moreau Catholic is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the maximum allowable term. Moreau Catholic was one of eight schools in California and 54 schools nationwide to be selected as a 2010 Apple Distinguished School.
Some of the courses offered at Moreau Catholic include: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Calculus AB/BC, and AP Statistics.
Teams include: Football, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Girls tennis, Girls Golf, Rally Squad, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Swimming, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, and Boys Volleyball.
Visual and Performing Arts
The department offers courses in Chorus, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater and the Visual Arts.
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- Cindy Chavez, vice mayor of San Jose
- Brian Copeland, author and comedian
- Vanessa Curry, dancer, member of the Pussycat Dolls
- Marco Dapper, actor/model, star of Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds
- Rosa Gumataotao Rios, current Treasurer of the United States
- Darren Lewis, Major League Baseball player
- Nannette Miranda, reporter for KGO-TV
- Joe Trippi, political campaign strategist
- Bryn Davies (musician), musician
Sexual abuse allegations
Moreau has had faculty who have been accused of sexually abusing students, as part of the nationwide sexual abuse scandal. Five ex-members of staff, including a Chaplain and two members of the clergy, have been named in regard to child sexual abuse allegations that are said to have occurred in the 1970s.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops policy of 2002, since reaffirmed, has led to major reforms in the Church. The Diocese of Oakland continues its outreach, and has established policies for all schools, including Moreau Catholic, to follow.
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