There are more than ten thousand graduates of Bishop Gorman High School. While they were in school, they received numerous academic and athletic accolades. Their spirit to succeed in an educational community where service is valued and celebrated has encouraged many graduates to become leaders in medicine, law, state, and local government thus giving back to their community.
Our vision: To be a national leader in college preparatory education, in an environment distinguished by Catholic values, drives the faculty and staff to provide an integrated experience that supports the intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects of our students. Classroom work, campus ministry, athletics and club activities keep this goal in the forefront.
Bishop Gorman successfully competes with public and private schools to attract an outstanding, diverse student body that will proudly carry on the storied traditions of academic excellence, athletic prowess and deep-rooted spiritual development.
The curriculum offers a wide range of challenging courses, including Advanced Placement and honors classes. The placement exam, taken by all incoming freshmen, is intended to assist students, in conjunction with their counselors to select appropriate courses. Sixty-five percent of the faculty has advanced degrees, including three percent with doctorates. The faculty is strongly committed to the mission, goals, and ministry of BGHS; current faculty members have taught at BGHS for an average of 8 years, with 18 percent having taught here for 15 or more years. Currently, 19% of our faculty are alumni of BGHS.
The office of Campus Ministry was established in 1995, and offers a variety of opportunities for student and faculty involvement in retreats, service, worship, and community involvement. Students are required to perform 100 hours of service in their four years at Bishop Gorman High School.
The students at Bishop Gorman High School participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities and sports. Fifty-nine percent of students participate in sports, while 41 percent are members of school organizations.