Gonzaga Preparatory School

Gonzaga Preparatory School
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Address
1224 East Euclid Avenue

,
99207

United States
Coordinates47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47.68583; -117.39194
Athletics conferenceGreater Spokane League
Team nameBullpups
AccreditationWestern Catholic Education Association[1]
YearbookThe Luigian
AffiliationJSN
Dean of StudentsPeggy Haun-McEwen
Athletic DirectorPaul Manfred
Elevation1,980 ft (604 m) gprep.com
Rev. John C. McAstocker, SJ, first Principal

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

History

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.[2]

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.[3]

Gonzaga Preparatory School was the first Jesuit school in the country to have a lay president, John Traynor.[4]

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