Gonzaga Preparatory School

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Gonzaga Preparatory School
1224 East Euclid Avenue


United States
Coordinates47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47.68583°N 117.39194°W / 47.68583; -117.39194Coordinates: 47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47.68583°N 117.39194°W / 47.68583; -117.39194
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Established1887; 136 years ago (1887)
NCES School ID02164748[1]
PresidentMichael Dougherty
DeanKaren McLeod & David McKenna
PrincipalCindy Reopelle
Enrollment875 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.8[1]
Color(s)Navy and White   
Athletics conferenceGreater Spokane League
Team nameBullpups
AccreditationWestern Catholic Education Association[2]
YearbookThe Luigian
Athletic DirectorPaul Manfred
Elevation1,980 ft (604 m) AMSL
Rev. John C. McAstocker, SJ, first Principal

Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington, is a private, Catholic high school in the Inland Northwest. Colloquially nicknamed "G-Prep", the Jesuit school has been recognized for its college preparation education and community service.


Gonzaga High School was founded in 1887 in the basement of the Gonzaga University administration building. In 1922, the high school became a formal department of Gonzaga University. In 1954, the school moved from the original campus to its present site in the Logan neighborhood of Spokane, Washington. In 1975, in response to changing educational conditions, Gonzaga Prep became a co-educational school. In 1992, the high school implemented the Fair Share tuition program. Currently the school is within the Diocese of Spokane and is administered separately from the university.[3]

The current campus was extensively remodeled in the late 1990s. Then in 2006 $4.4 million was allotted for the construction of a new chapel (Chapel of the Three Companions), renovation of the academic wings, and a new football field. This was followed by a $6 million upgrade of the athletic complex in 2017.[4]

Gonzaga Preparatory School was the first Jesuit school in the country to have a lay president, John Traynor.[5]

Cindy Reopelle is the first catholic lay woman to serve as principal of Gonzaga Preparatory School.


As a part of its extensive service program,[6] Gonzaga requires a semester course on Christian service of all seniors.[7]

The Gonzaga Prep Food Drive consistently gathers over 100,000 pounds of food each year before the Thanksgiving holiday. Recipients of collected groceries and turkeys include over two hundred families, the Colville Indian Reservation, the Spokane Tribe, the Morningstar Baptist Church, residents of Summit View Apartments, Second Harvest food bank, and many local food pantries.[8]


The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups compete in the 4A classification and are part of the GSL (Greater Spokane League), a league of 10 teams from around Spokane. As a member of the 4A Greater Spokane League, the Bullpups offer athletic opportunities in ten boys sports and ten girls sports: for boys, football, cross country, basketball, wrestling, soccer, tennis, baseball, track, lacrosse, robotics and golf; and for girls, volleyball, soccer, robotics, cross country, basketball, tennis, softball, track, golf, lacrosse, and cheerleading. Over sixty-five percent of Gonzaga Prep's student body participates in athletics.[9]

Girls' Tennis[edit]

G-Prep won seven straight GSL Tennis championships from 1997-2003. The Bullpups tennis teams went undefeated for eight years. When Lewis and Clark High School defeated G-Prep on April 13, 2003, it was the Bullpups' first loss since 1996. The team continues to experience success.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for GONZAGA PREPARATORY SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  2. ^ WCEA. "Secondary Accredited Schools 2015-16-5".
  3. ^ Carriker, Robert. "Spokane's Jesuit High School Graduates". Inlander. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  4. ^ "Gonzaga Prep plans $6 million athletic complex upgrade > Spokane Journal of Business". www.spokanejournal.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  5. ^ "JHS Principal Receives Traynor Award for Collaboration in Jesuit Mission". www.jesuitportland.org. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  6. ^ "Christian Service Home – Christian Service – Gonzaga Preparatory School". www.gprep.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  7. ^ "Christian Service Class – Christian Service – Gonzaga Preparatory School". www.gprep.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  8. ^ "Food drive". Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Sports Teams – Athletics – Gonzaga Preparatory School". www.gprep.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  10. ^ "Welcome to Girls Tennis – Girls Tennis – Gonzaga Preparatory School". www.gprep.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  11. ^ "The Writer's Workshop Review - An Online Literary Magazine". www.thewritersworkshopreview.net. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  12. ^ NBA.com - John Stockton

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