Kolbe Cathedral High School

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Kolbe Cathedral High School
Address
33 Calhoun Place

, ,
06604
CoordinatesCoordinates: 41°10′45.8″N 73°11′45.3″W / 41.179389°N 73.195917°W / 41.179389; -73.195917
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoEmpowering Our Learning Community with Knowledge, Skills, and Catholic Values
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1976
PrincipalHenry Rondon
ChaplainFather Philip Phan
Faculty23
Grades912
Enrollment310
Color(s)Sky Blue and Yellow         
SportsSWC
NicknameCougars
AccreditationNEASC[1]
Tuition$7,300
AffiliationDiocese of Bridgeport
Athletic DirectorLisa Hodges
Website

Kolbe Cathedral High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

Background[edit]

Kolbe Boys High School and Cathedral Girls High School opened in the 1960s. Kolbe (opened 1963) was staffed by the Franciscans and Cathedral (opened 1964) by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit. In June 1976 Kolbe and Cathedral merged into a co-educational secondary school.[2] Today, Kolbe Cathedral offers an affordable option for working families in greater Bridgeport seeking a Christian alternative to the city's public high schools.

In November 2014, senior Ambar Romero was honored at the White House as one of three national finalists in the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, meeting President Barack Obama.[3]

Alumni[edit]

  • Andres Ayala Jr., former Connecticut State Senator, D-Bridgeport
  • Chris Smith - Class of 1988 - All-Time leading men's basketball scorer at the University of Connecticut. Drafted into the NBA in 1992 and played three seasons for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
  • Julio Ramirez – R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology, Davidson College; recipient of Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
  • Walter Luckett - (Kolbe High School) record-setting career that saw him score more points than any other high school player in New England history, win a state championship, and he was named the national high school player of the year as a senior in 1971–72

References[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ KCHS. "Kolbe Cathedral High School Website". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  3. ^ CTPost. "Kolbe Cathedral Student Honored by President Obama". Retrieved 2014-12-31.

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