Catholic Schools of Northeast Ohio

2016 Catholic Schools Week

Gilmour Academy

About Us:
Gilmour Academy is an independent, Catholic, and coeducational college-preparatory school located near Cleveland, Ohio, and sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross from Notre Dame, Indiana.

Students are at the center of all that Gilmour Academy does to nurture the heart, to educate the mind, and to promote personal leadership toward making our world more humane and just. This is the cornerstone of our mission. Our students thrive intellectually and spiritually within a context of the Catholic school tradition lived and shaped by the Congregation of Holy Cross for more than 150 years.

Gilmour Academy opened its doors more than six decades ago to young minds seeking a rigorous college-preparatory school education. We continue today to instill the desire for excellence in academic mastery and moral character that prepares our students to succeed in college and in life, while laying a foundation of justice and compassion toward others.

Our students are instructed by well-qualified faculty who are purposeful in their efforts to guide young men and women to excellence and success. They learn in facilities that support a curriculum for our 21st century, and in an environment that cultivates their artistic and athletic talents, and fosters moral leadership with a commitment to serving others.

To develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society.

Everything about Gilmour is driven by the Holy Cross mission to translate moral beliefs into practice – from our college preparatory academic program and extracurricular activities, to our day and boarding programs, our facilities and endowment, and especially our status as an independent coeducational Catholic school.

Our mission manifests itself across our campus:
-In our faculty, who educate our students in a research-based curriculum which engages life learning.

-In an academic setting , where young men and women shape themselves into people who are effective communicators, complex thinkers, effective problem-solvers, collaborative contributors, lifelong learners, and morally responsible persons.

-In creating a culture, of empathy and compassion for others through community service.

-In teaching values, proactively in the critical years of boys’ and girls’ development that embraces all people, cultures, and faiths through programs that help them understand and accept the many ways we are different and to recognize the ways we are alike.

Our mission sustains the excellent private coeducation Gilmour Academy is able to offer and provides the foundation for the critical thinking, moral formation, and independent leadership we seek to inspire in our students.

34001 Cedar Rd
Gates Mills, OH 44040
(440) 473-8050

Principal: Jonathan Wanders


Beaumont High School

Young women excel at Beaumont School, in everything from academics to art to athletics. Located in Cleveland Heights, Beaumont is the only all-girls Catholic high school on Cleveland’s east side.

Academic excellence is the essence of the Beaumont education. Beaumont School enrolls over 400 young women and offers its students 8 Advanced Placement Courses and 22 Honors Courses. New Academic Scholars and Pre-Engineering Programs are available this school year. Beaumont students regularly gain awards and achievements in Science Fairs, Fine Arts competitions, and 12 athletic teams including tennis, volleyball, track and basketball. Beaumont also offers a 4-year studio art program with an Artist in Residence, a Fashion Design Program, Theater Arts and Music Programs. Students also enjoy special events and activities offered through 30+ clubs.

The Class of 2011 was offered scholarships in excess of $9 million and are attending 40 colleges and universities national and internationally. Beaumont School is a National School of Excellence.

Open Houses are scheduled in Fall and Spring. Scholarship entrance exams take place in Fall as well. Girls in 7th and 8th grade are welcome to shadow a current Beaumont student. The Admissions Office is happy to set up a personal appointment and tour of the school upon request. To take a school tour, receive an application packet or learn more about Beaumont School, call the Admissions Office at 216.325.1661 or go to

Beaumont School educates young women in the Ursuline tradition for life, leadership and service.

3301 North Park Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 321-2954

Principal: Mary Whelan

St. Edward High School

In the Holy Cross tradition, St. Edward High School is committed to developing young men who embrace their faith, achieve their own personal excellence, develop lifelong relationships, and commit to the true virtues of servant leadership. In 2012, St. Edward will be authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the most respected academic programme for secondary school students in the world.

13500 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 221-3776

Principal: Dr. Frank O’Linn

Padua Franciscan High School

About Padua Franciscan:

Padua Franciscan is the largest private, co-educational secondary school in the Cleveland area, and one of the few within the state of Ohio to be officially chartered as college-preparatory. In 2004 and 2006, Padua was named one of the nation’s top 50 Catholic secondary schools. In 2007 and 2009, an independent study of Ohio Graduation Test results placed Padua Franciscan High School in the top 6 percent of secondary schools in the State.

Founded in 1961, Padua bases its educational philosophy on the life and spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi. As a school in the Franciscan tradition, its mission is to develop the unique talents of each student, while giving them the skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.

Padua offers 30 Honors & Advanced Placement courses as well as programs for students with learning disabilities. With an award-winning fine arts program, 130 course offerings, 30 extracurricular organizations, a four-year service program, and 21 interscholastic sports, Padua offers students the chance to explore their passions, seize leadership opportunities, and develop into well-rounded adults. Padua’s success is evidenced by the fact that 99% of its students attend college, with nearly every senior receiving at least one college academic scholarship.


In 2009, Padua introduced its unique MedTrack curriculum for highly motivated students with a strong interest in one of the myriad of careers in healthcare. Combining a rigorous academic curriculum and many hours of direct contact experiences with a range of healthcare professionals, the program is designed to prepare students in the Franciscan healing tradition for a lifetime of service in careers related to science and medicine. For more information go to

Open House

Bring the family on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the building, talk to teachers and coaches, and meet our students.

Spend a Day At Padua

Discover Padua for yourself! Students in 8th grade can spend the day at Padua with a current student as host. For more information go to

Padua Fast Facts:

Padua Franciscan is celebrating 50 years as an independent, co-educational secondary school founded by the Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Sacred Heart.

⇒ In 2004 and 2006, Padua was named one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the U.S.

⇒ Padua is one the few high schools within the State of Ohio to be specifically chartered as “college preparatory.” An average 99% of Padua graduates pursue a college degree.

⇒ The Class of 2011 received nearly $17 million in scholarship offers from colleges; most seniors received at least one offer.

⇒ Padua’s statement We’ll get you there!® reflects our commitment to providing students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills they need for today, for college and career, and for a lifetime of learning.

⇒ Padua offers 21 interscholastic sports (member of the North Coast League), plus 30 student organizations and extracurricular activities.

⇒MedTrack is Padua’s unique four-year advanced science track for students with interest in a career in the medical profession.

6740 State Rd
Parma, OH 44134
(440) 845-2444

Principal: David Stec

Magnificat High School

We educate young women holistically to learn, lead and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.

Magnificat High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for girls sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary. Magnificat opened in 1955 with a freshman class of 63 students. Today, Magnificat is the largest all-girls’ Catholic high school in Ohio with a population of nearly 800 students who seek to maximize their potential in a faith-filled environment.

Magnificat is distinguished by its challenging academic program and innovations in the education of young women. The curriculum features nearly 100 course offerings, including more than 20 Honors and Advanced Placement classes. Ninety-nine percent of the graduates go immediately to a four-year college, and last year’s graduating class was awarded over $21.4 million in college scholarships. In this class, three students were named National Merit Finalists and three students were recognized as Commended Students.

Magnificat offers young women numerous opportunities to participate in service and leadership, both in and outside of the classroom. Our students display an attitude of teamwork and excellence in our renowned athletic and co-curricular activities, and are committed to sharing their many gifts with others through participation in our numerous Campus Ministry programs.

20770 Hilliard Blvd
Rocky River, OH 44116
(440) 331-1572

Principal: Ms. Marilyn Arundel

Holy Name High School

About Us:
Holy Name High School, through the Gospel message, encourages students to live Catholic values and to develop abilities that prepare them to lead responsible, constructive and meaningful lives.

Holy Name High School is a co-educational, Catholic high school. Founded in 1914, it is the oldest coed Catholic school in the Cleveland area. Rich in history and tradition, Holy Name is a college preparatory institution enrolling students in grades 9-12. Rooted in Christian values, Holy Name promotes excellence in education through a challenging curriculum, personal responsibility, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Our graduates move into the future with the confidence and knowledge-base to succeed.

Holy Name Fast Facts:
-99% of Holy Name Students go on to College
-15:1 Student:Teacher Ratio
-Average of 24 Students per class
-Faculty & Staff are focused on individual needs of Students
-Earn College Credit on Campus through the PSEOP Program
-More than 100 Students Enrolled in the PSEOP Program
-Many Honors & AP Courses Offered
-Strong School Spirit
-Affordable Tuition along with a Great Education
-Financial Aid Available by filing the PSAS Form
-Academic, Placement Test, Music & Endowment Scholarships Available
-Chapel is the Heart of our Campus
-Many Extracurricular Clubs & Organizations
-Strong Athletic Programs

6000 Queens Highway
Parma Heights, OH 44130
(440) 886-0300

Principal: Shelbrey Blanc

Villa Angela-Saint Joseph High School

Mission Statement
Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School is a Catholic, comprehensive, co-educational high school committed to academic excellence and the development of student gifts. With a college preparatory curriculum rooted in Ursuline and Marianist core values of education, service, justice and diversity, Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School strives to bring each student to a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ and Gospel values. VASJ students become lifelong learners who transform the world.

We are Different
VASJ students come together in a family-like environment that inspires them to achieve as individuals while being committed members of a vibrant school community. The relationships that VASJ students build with faculty, staff and each other help them mature into adults of strong faith, character and motivation.

Transforming Through Academic Excellence
As a smaller Catholic high school, a VASJ education provides far-reaching advantages to all of our students. VASJ provides a highly personalized learning experience based upon the relationships between students and teachers that only a small school can provide. We offer one of the most progressive approaches to an integrated curriculum that you will find in Cleveland, where interdisciplinary learning isn’t just a goal, but a daily reality.

Transforming Through Faith
Our Peer Ministry program is an established national model for effectively involving students in developing their faith. Peer Ministers are leaders in service to the school and the greater community. They plan and participate in liturgies, prayer services and lead our morning and afternoon daily prayers.

Transforming Through Diversity
For decades, VASJ has enrolled exceptional students from Catholic, private and public schools across the Cleveland area who want to grow spiritually, excel academically, be challenged athletically and who are open to building friendships with students different from themselves. Our students proudly embrace our diversity and it shows in their school pride and the family spirit that makes our Viking Village something truly special.

18491 Lake Shore Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44119
(216) 481-8414

Principal: David Csank

St. Martin de Porres

The Facts:
-We are a safe, affordable and effective educational alternative on the near east side of Cleveland.

-In our first three years, Saint Martin de Porres High School students have shown significant results in test scores, specifically in the Ohio Graduation Test.

-We are dedicated to providing young men and women with an excellent, technology-driven, college-preparatory education that is relevant and applicable to the world around them. Our wireless environment includes access to laptops, palm pilots and smart boards in every class room. We are truly a cutting-edge model for urban education.

-In addition to a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, Saint Martin de Porres High School offers 23 extra-curricular activities including varsity athletics for males and females, theatre troupe, engineering club and variety of others.

-Our first graduation was held on June 7, 2008. Of our 50 graduates, 100% were accepted to one or more colleges or universities.

Spiritual Life:
Saint Martin de Porres High School is committed to inspiring and fostering the faith life of everyone involved with the school: students, parents, teachers, staff, board and sponsors. While the Campus Ministry Department coordinates activities for nourishing the faith life of the students, the Vice President of Mission is dedicated to the building up of the faith life of the adult community of the school.

Spiritual life activities include:
-Celebrations of the Eucharist (Mass) – Wednesdays & Fridays 7:15AM
-Twice yearly retreats for faculty, staff and board members
-8-week Ignatian Retreat for the entire community – Fall of each year
-Individual retreat opportunities
-Examen – Monday through Friday at 11:30PM
-Various prayer experiences
-Unity Fest on the Feast of St. Martin de Porres (November 3)…click here for report on last year’s celebration

6111 Lausche Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 881-1689

Principal: Gary Sardon, Jr.

St. Ignatius High School

Saint Ignatius High School is a Jesuit college-preparatory school with a Catholic tradition rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The school enrolls more than 1,450 students from 40 cities in a seven-county region. These young men enrich one another through learning in the classroom, competing on the athletic fields and serving those in need.

Academically, Saint Ignatius High School is a regional and state leader with its number of National Merit finalists. To challenge students and prepare them for college, the Saint Ignatius curriculum offers 17 Advanced Placement (AP) and 21 Honors subjects. In September 2009, the school was designated a Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education.

A Saint Ignatius education prepares students to become competent, concerned and socially responsible members of their communities. With a motto of “men for others,” there is a prime concern for the development of Christian values among all students. Part of the Saint Ignatius student experience includes the promotion of faith in the service of justice.

Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the historic Ohio City neighborhood, Saint Ignatius High School sits on 18.5 acres and includes 18 buildings and three athletic fields. The faculty includes 109 members, 87 percent of whom have spent 10 years or more teaching at Saint Ignatius.

1911 West 30th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 651-0222

Principal: Dan Bradesca

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