Gonzaga Preparatory School

Gonzaga Preparatory School
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Address
1224 East Euclid Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99207
United States
Coordinates47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47.68583; -117.39194
Information
TypePrivate
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Established1887; 131 years ago (1887)
PresidentMichael Dougherty
PrincipalCindy Reopelle
Grades912
GenderCoeducational
Enrollment860 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio18.2
Color(s)Navy and White         
Athletics conferenceGreater Spokane League
Team nameBullpups
AccreditationWestern Catholic Education Association[1]
YearbookThe Luigian
AffiliationJSN
Dean of StudentsPeggy Haun-McEwen,
Ben Walker
Athletic DirectorPaul Manfred
Elevation1,980 ft (604 m) AMSL
Website

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.

Rev. John C. McAstocker, SJ, first Principal.

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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