Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School

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

Bishop Machebeuf High School
458 Uinta Way
Denver, Colorado 80230
United States
Coordinates39°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
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"Auspice Maria"
(Under the protection of Mary)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
School districtArchdiocese of Denver
SuperintendentKevin Kijewski, J.D.
PrincipalRev. Mr. Marc Nestorick
Enrollment380 (2018)
Campus type395 Acres (8,100,000m2 acres)
Color(s)Green and Gold         
Athletics conferenceMetropolitan League
RivalHoly Family Catholic High School
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
NewspaperThe Beacon Newsletter


Founded in 1958 as "Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School", it is named after Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf, Denver's first bishop. It is a co-ed college preparatory high school located in Lowry, Colorado. 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.

Mission Satement[edit]

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.

Five Core Values[edit]

Devotion to God, Academic Excellence, Ethnic & Cultural Variety, Community Service and Christian Morality

About The School[edit]

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.

The Lowry Location[edit]

In January 2000, Bishop Machebeuf High School moved from its old location to Lowry. More than 700 people gathered January 9, 2000 for the dedication Mass, which was celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput. Father Rocco Porter, the school chaplain at the time, and Msgr. Walker Nickless, Vicar General and alumnus of the school concelebrated the mass. The new location includes a gym, drama room and stage, cafeteria with microwaves for student use, a kitchen, athletic fields, a courtyard in the center of the academic wing, athletic fields, 17 1,100 square foot classrooms, and a center for counseling and academic resources, all things that were not present at the old location.

Classical Track[edit]

In 2017, Bishop Machebeuf added their Classical track which is a class designed to teach students using classic materials such as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, St. Augustine, etc. The students in this track are part of it for all four years at BMHS.

Campus Ministry[edit]

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 happens 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.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08

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