In 2004, the dream of a group of visionaries came to fruition when St. Theodore Guerin High School (aka Guerin Catholic) opened its doors to 103 students. The school has thrived! When the 2022-23 school year begins, we will welcome a record 775 students to our school!
Those same visionaries developed a masterplan to account for the growth of the school: Athletic facilities have been added over the years, allowing Guerin Catholic to host athletic competition in all sports (with the exception of swimming and golf). A second academic wing was added in 2013 to accommodate a growing student population.
The last two pieces of the original master plan are a fine arts auditorium and additional gym space. Our current capital campaign, Unite+Build+Soar, will raise the necessary funds to build a Fine Arts and Wellness Center.
The project has a 500-seat auditorium and a fieldhouse as its anchors, but will also include some much-needed locker rooms for outdoor sports, a larger weight room, and vastly improved fine arts spaces – including dressing rooms, make-up area, and scene shop for our theater productions. We will also pick up some valuable flexible classroom space to meet the needs of our growing enrollment.
Why now? We offer three mission-driven reasons:
- Our facilities are stretched thin. Simply put, we need the space.
- We are in a highly competitive market and we fall short on facilities when compared to the many public high schools in our area. We don’t need to be the “biggest and the best,” but we do need to be competitive.
- As a diocesan school, we want to be a resource for our partner parishes and grade schools. These new facilities will serve our larger Catholic community.
We have launched the public phase of our campaign having already raised $18M toward our $22.8M+ goal to break ground. Our hope is to cut the ribbon on our new facilities in the Fall of 2024 as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Guerin Catholic. We need the support of the entire community to make this project a reality, and in turn, complete the master plan developed by the aforementioned visionaries years ago.
We need YOUR help. Please consider making a generous gift to the campaign and allow us to continue the work of forming young people in the faith. In addition, please pray for the success of the campaign.
St. Theodore Guerin, pray for us!