St. Catherine's High School (Racine, Wisconsin)

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St. Catherine
1200 Park Avenue
Racine, Wisconsin, (Racine County) 53403
United States
Coordinates 42°43′6″N 87°47′11″W / 42.71833°N 87.78639°W / 42.71833; -87.78639Coordinates: 42°43′6″N 87°47′11″W / 42.71833°N 87.78639°W / 42.71833; -87.78639
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic, Dominican
Established 1864
President Christopher Olley
Grades 612
Enrollment 313 (2014-15)
Average class size 25
Hours in school day 7
Color(s) Black and white         
Athletics conference Metro Classic
Mascot Andy Angel
Nickname SCHS
Team name Angels
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Yearbook Lance
Tuition 8,300 + 5
Graduates 99.99%
Affiliation Epsilon Program
Athletic director John Johnson

St. Catherine's High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Racine, Wisconsin. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.


St. Catherine's traces its origins to the fall of 1864, when the Racine Dominican Sisters [2] established an all-girls' day and boarding academy. In 1924, construction of a high school replaced the academy and young men from the area were allowed to attend classes, thus beginning its co-educational tradition. The high school was named after St. Thomas, until alumni rallied to have the name forever changed to St. Catherine's.

More than 15,000 students have passed through St. Catherine's since it opened in 1864.

Well known in the state for the success of the boys' basketball program led by coach Bob Letsch, since merging from WISAA to WIAA in 2000, the Angels have won state championships in basketball in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ SCHS. "St. Catherine's Viewbook" (PDF). Retrieved May 11, 2007. 

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