Notre Dame High School (Riverside, California)
|Notre Dame High School|
|7085 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California, 92506
|Motto||Cor Unum Et Anima Una
(One Heart and One Spirit)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Diocese of San Bernardino/Riverside|
|Superintendent||Mrs. Tricia Vesley|
|President||Mr. Robert Beatty|
|Principal||Mr. Matthew Luttringer|
|Asst. Principal||Dr. Dian Pizurie|
|Chaplain||Fr. Paul Schmidt|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Mountain Valley League|
|Rival||Aquinas High School|
|Accreditation(s)||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Athletic Director||Ken Scott|
|Activities Director||Maribel Arguelles|
Notre Dame High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Riverside, California. It is across the street from Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church on Arlington Avenue. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino.
Notre Dame is a secondary school originally founded in 1956 by the Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy, Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, as a Diocesan secondary school for boys. The first Principal was Reverend J.V. Sullivan, A Diocesan priest. In 1957 the administration of the school was taken over by the Holy Ghost Fathers, who staffed Notre Dame until 1970, at which time plans were drawn up to merge Notre Dame with St. Francis de Sales Girls High School. Notre Dame became a co-ed school at the start of the school year, in September 1972, under the direction of the Most Reverend Leo T. Maher, Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego.
In 1978, the Diocese of San Diego was divided and the new Diocese of San Bernardino was created with the Most Reverend Philip F. Straling as its first Bishop. Since the formation of the new Diocese, Notre Dame has become a self-sufficient high school with an enrollment of approximately 600 students with many alumni returning to work and/or teach at the school.
Notre Dame sports teams play in the Mountain Valley League. Their sports consist of football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, track and field, swimming, water polo, cheerleading, and wrestling. They are rivals with Aquinas High School, another local private school. The annual football game between the two schools is known as the "Holy War." The school's mascot is a Titan.
Notes and references
- WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05.