Gonzaga Preparatory School

Gonzaga Preparatory School
1224 East Euclid Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99207
United States
Coordinates 47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47°41′9″N 117°23′31″W / 47.68583; -117.39194
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic ( Jesuit)
Established 1887; 131 years ago (1887)
President Michael Dougherty
Principal Cindy Reopelle
Grades 912
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 860 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 18.2
Color(s) Navy and White         
Athletics conference Greater Spokane League
Team name Bullpups
Accreditation Western Catholic Education Association [1]
Yearbook The Luigian
Affiliation JSN
Dean of Students Peggy Haun-McEwen,
Ben Walker
Athletic Director Paul Manfred
Elevation 1,980 ft (604 m) AMSL

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.


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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