Lansing Catholic High School

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Lansing Catholic High School
Lansing Catholic High School.jpg
The school in September 2015
501 Marshall Street
Lansing, Michigan 48912
United States
Coordinates 42°44′20″N 84°31′43″W / 42.73889°N 84.52861°W / 42.73889; -84.52861Coordinates: 42°44′20″N 84°31′43″W / 42.73889°N 84.52861°W / 42.73889; -84.52861
Type Private
Motto Docere Modum Vivendi
(Teaching a way of life)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1970
Oversight Diocese of Lansing
President Tom Maloney
Principal Doug Moore
Chaplain Paul Erickson
Grades 912
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 535 (2015-16)
Color(s) Columbia Blue, Black and White             
Athletics conference CAAC
Nickname Cougars
Accreditation Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools
Yearbook Reflections

Lansing Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Lansing, Michigan. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing.


St. Mary High School was established in 1900. Resurrection High School was established in 1935. In 1963, St. Mary High School was closed and Monsignor John W. O'Rafferty High School was opened in Delta Township. At the same time, Resurrection High School was closed and Monsignor John H. Gabriels High School was opened at the corner of W. Saginaw and Marshall St. Due to financial struggles, the two schools were consolidated in 1970 on the Gabriels campus and the school was renamed Lansing Catholic Central High School. It was later again renamed Lansing Catholic High School. The O'Rafferty Campus was sold to Michigan National Bank and became its primary vault and partial headquarters. The site, located on W. Saginaw Hwy, is still in operation as a call center for LaSalle Bank.[2]

Music and arts[edit]

Lansing Catholic offers a concert and marching band, a jazz band and a choir. In addition, the band, choir and drama department produces at least two stage shows every school year.[3][4]


  • Ambassadors
  • Campus Ministry Team
  • CATS Leaders
  • Class Officers
  • Class Retreat Leaders
  • Close-Up
  • Drama Club
  • Drama/Musicals
  • French Club
  • God Squad
  • Homeless Night
  • International Travel
  • Intramural Basketball
  • Latin Club
  • Music Ministry
  • National Honor Society
  • P.A.L.s
  • Quiz Bowl/Quiz Busters
  • Robotics
  • Safety Officers
  • Sisters
  • Ski & Snowboard Club
  • Sound Ministry
  • Spanish Club
  • Stratford Trip
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Student Athletic Trainer
  • Student Fundraiser Committee
  • Student Senate
  • Students for Life
  • Urban Plunge Retreat
  • Work-a-thon Committee


The LCHS Cougars are members of the Capital Area Activities Conference. The school colors are Columbia blue, black and white. Boys track took the state championship in 2012.[5] Girls golf brought home the state title 2010-2012.[6] The boys basketball team were state champs in 2008.[7] LCHS took the state football title in 1985.[8] The following MHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:[9]

(Those marked with * are in conjunction with Waverly Senior High School)

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