Bishop Guilfoyle High School

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Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School
Address
2400 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, Pennsylvania, (Blair County) 16602
United States
Coordinates 40°29′44″N 78°23′45″W / 40.49556°N 78.39583°W / 40.49556; -78.39583Coordinates: 40°29′44″N 78°23′45″W / 40.49556°N 78.39583°W / 40.49556; -78.39583
Information
Type Private, coeducational
Motto Bonitas, Disciplina and Scientia
(Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1922
President Joseph Adams[1][2]
Principal Joan Donnelly[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 315[3] (2015-2016)
Student to teacher ratio 11:1[4]
Color(s) Purple and gold         
Athletics PIAA
Mascot Marauder
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Newspaper Marauder Mirror
Tuition $4,995 (2008)
Alumni 10,000
Website

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School is an independent, private, college preparatory high school located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1922, it is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The school's motto is "Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge".[5][6]

Academics[edit]

Bishop Guilfoyle serves students of all faith traditions in grades 9-12 and in 2015 added grades 7 and 8 in a selective pre-AP program. BG offers numerous AP classes and dual enrollment courses affiliated with three post-secondary institutions.[7] Four career paths are offered: liberal arts, business, engineering and technology, and health sciences.[8] BG is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[3]

Sports[edit]

Bishop Guilfoyle competes in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).[9]

In basketball, the boys team captured state championships in 1930, 1937, 1967, and 1970, while the girls won them in 1984, 1991, 1993, 2007, 2009, and 2010.[10]

The school's football team has won the PIAA class A title three times. They first won in 2014 over Clairton High School 19–18, finishing undefeated in their 16 games. They went 16–0 again in 2015, defeating Farrell High School for their second state championship. Bishop Guilfoyle then captured their third straight state title after going 15-0 during the 2016 season by defeating Clarion High School 17-0. [11][12][13] [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BG names new president". Altoona Mirror. January 12, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Administration". Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "School Directory: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School". Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School - Home-2014b". Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ "About Our School". Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Our History". Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "College in High School Program". Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Academics Pages". Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ "School Details: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School". PIAA. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ "State Champions". Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ http://d6wrestling.com/PIAA_Football/piaa1a14.htm
  12. ^ http://highschoolsports.pennlive.com/news/article/-3685517658010496168/bishop-guilfoyle-holds-off-clairton-to-win-schools-first-piaa-class-a-football-championship/
  13. ^ http://www.maxpreps.com/games/football-fall-15/bishop-guilfoyle-vs-farrell/12-18-2015-nRV7PiMhSEuANH0ueoYypA.htm
  14. ^ http://www.maxpreps.com/m/contest/default.aspx?contestid=79f5e35e-0220-4c59-82ca-27e463122932&ssid=c81b47ee-f434-456f-8f6e-fee79c115904