Vandebilt Catholic High School

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Vandebilt Catholic High School
209 South Hollywood Road
Houma, Louisiana, (Terrebonne Parish) 70360
United States
Coordinates 29°36′13″N 90°44′55″W / 29.60361°N 90.74861°W / 29.60361; -90.74861Coordinates: 29°36′13″N 90°44′55″W / 29.60361°N 90.74861°W / 29.60361; -90.74861
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Brothers of the Sacred Heart
Established 1870
Founder Marianite Sisters of Holy Cross
President David Boudreaux
Principal Jeremy Gueldner
Faculty 70
Grades 812
Enrollment 940
 • Grade 8 211
 • Grade 9 196
 • Grade 10 181
 • Grade 11 161
 • Grade 12 191
Average class size 25
Color(s) Royal Blue and Gold         
Team name Terriers
Rival Edward Douglas White Catholic High School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Athletic Director Margaret Johnson
Assistant to the Athletic Director Jeremy Atwell

Vandebilt Catholic High School, located in Houma, Louisiana is a diocesan co-educational institution for grades 8-12 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.


Vandebilt was founded by the Marianites of Holy Cross in 1870 (as St. Francis de Sales High School until 1965 and later Houma Central Catholic High School until 1966) and continued by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The school is committed to spiritual formation and academic excellence in an environment rooted in Catholic values and in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The school primarily serves Catholic students of Terrebonne Parish. A college preparatory curriculum is offered as the school stresses a personal approach to the education of the whole student through diverse academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs.[citation needed]

Vandebilt Catholic was named after Father August Vandebilt (November 10, 1866 - April 7, 1938), who was born in the Netherlands. He was ordained into the priesthood at the American College of Louvain on June 29, 1890. Father Vandebilt died in his position as pastor of the Church of St. Francis de Sales in Houma, Louisiana.

On March 27, 1966, Houma Central Catholic High School was named in honor of Father Vandebilt.


The mascot of Vandebilt Catholic High School is the Boston Terrier (by appearance), though known as the "Fightin' Terriers."[2]

Noted alumni[edit]


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Vandebilt Catholic Alma Mater". Vandebilt Catholic Highschool. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Plaisance enjoys 1st season in WNBA, ready for Turkey - Houma Times: Sports

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