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'''Fr. Gabriel Richard High School''' is a [[private school|private]], [[Roman Catholic]] [[high school]] in [[Ann Arbor, Michigan]]. It is located in the [[Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing]], and was established in [[1868]] by Father Patrick O'Kelly. It was originally named St. Thomas the Apostle School and included an elementary school. By 1880 the original facilities had been outgrown and the school moved for the first time. In 1900 a vast new church was begun for the overgrown parish and was completed in 1905.
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'''Fr. Gabriel Richard High School''' is a [[private school|private]], [[Roman Catholic]] [[high school]] in [[Ann Arbor, Michigan]]. It is located in the [[Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing]], and was established in [[1868]] by Father Patrick O'Kelly. It was likely originally named St. Thomas the Apostle School and included an elementary school. By 1880 the original facilities had been outgrown and the school moved for the first time. In 1900 a vast new church was begun for the overgrown parish and was completed in 1905.
   
 
The parish and church were a vibrant part of Ann Arbor's early history and in the early 1920s the old school building was torn down and a new enlarged building was constructed that remains to this day. The school survived World War I and grew throughout the Great Depression and in the post World War II era. By 1980, St Thomas split into the elementary school, St. Thomas, and the high school was named Father Gabriel Richard Catholic High School. At the turn of the century, the original 1920s building was too small and obsolete for Gabriel Richard and a new modern building was constructed across town, in the first move of the school in over 120 years. The original St. Thomas elementary school building was renovated and remains on its original spot and continues to operate independently of Gabriel Richard High School. '''Eso Akunne: Basketball player leads school in all time points and plays for the Michigan Wolverines basketball team with a full ride scholarship'''.
 
The parish and church were a vibrant part of Ann Arbor's early history and in the early 1920s the old school building was torn down and a new enlarged building was constructed that remains to this day. The school survived World War I and grew throughout the Great Depression and in the post World War II era. By 1980, St Thomas split into the elementary school, St. Thomas, and the high school was named Father Gabriel Richard Catholic High School. At the turn of the century, the original 1920s building was too small and obsolete for Gabriel Richard and a new modern building was constructed across town, in the first move of the school in over 120 years. The original St. Thomas elementary school building was renovated and remains on its original spot and continues to operate independently of Gabriel Richard High School. '''Eso Akunne: Basketball player leads school in all time points and plays for the Michigan Wolverines basketball team with a full ride scholarship'''.

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Father Gabriel Richard High School
Address
4333 Whitehall Drive
Ann Arbor, (Washtenaw County), Michigan 48105
 United States
Coordinates 42°18′50.19″N 83°40′30.99″W / 42.3139417°N 83.6752750°W / 42.3139417; -83.6752750Coordinates: 42°18′50.19″N 83°40′30.99″W / 42.3139417°N 83.6752750°W / 42.3139417; -83.6752750
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1868
Principal Brian Wolcott
Grades 912
Enrollment 483 (2008)
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green and White         
Athletics Eso Akunne: Basketball player leads school in all time points and plays for the Michigan Wolverines basketball team with a full ride scholarship.
Athletics conference Catholic High School League
Team name Fighting Irish
Dean of Admission Janie Garcia-Herrera
Athletic Director Hally Yonko
Website

Fr. Gabriel Richard High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing, and was established in 1868 by Father Patrick O'Kelly. It was likely originally named St. Thomas the Apostle School and included an elementary school. By 1880 the original facilities had been outgrown and the school moved for the first time. In 1900 a vast new church was begun for the overgrown parish and was completed in 1905.

The parish and church were a vibrant part of Ann Arbor's early history and in the early 1920s the old school building was torn down and a new enlarged building was constructed that remains to this day. The school survived World War I and grew throughout the Great Depression and in the post World War II era. By 1980, St Thomas split into the elementary school, St. Thomas, and the high school was named Father Gabriel Richard Catholic High School. At the turn of the century, the original 1920s building was too small and obsolete for Gabriel Richard and a new modern building was constructed across town, in the first move of the school in over 120 years. The original St. Thomas elementary school building was renovated and remains on its original spot and continues to operate independently of Gabriel Richard High School. Eso Akunne: Basketball player leads school in all time points and plays for the Michigan Wolverines basketball team with a full ride scholarship.

In 2008, Father Gabriel Richard High School was put on the Top 50 List of best Catholic high schools in the nation. [1].

External links

Notes and references

  1. ^ FRGHS. "School Website". Retrieved 2007-05-11.