MONTGOMERY – Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School will hold a 150th Anniversary Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate 150 consecutive years of shining Christ’s light in the River Region through Catholic Education. This event will be held at the Montgomery Catholic Middle and High School Campus on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Montgomery Catholic was founded in 1873 by the Sisters of Loretto who purchased the Gerald Mansion in downtown Montgomery at the request of Bishop Quinlon of Mobile and established St. Mary of Loretto School for girls. The opening of the school was delayed until October due to the yellow fever epidemic, during which the sisters welcomed and cared for the sick.
As the school grew in numbers, the Gerald Mansion went through several renovations. By 1929, the boys of St. Peter’s School were absorbed into St. Mary of Loretto. Expanding to multiple locations became the best option, as the high school was renamed Montgomery Catholic High and St. Bede Elementary was erected in 1956. Further undergoing renovations and relocations, the Montgomery Catholic High School campus found a home on Vaughn Road in 1965.
Over the last 60 years, Montgomery Catholic has expanded to include a dedicated middle school campus, an additional elementary campus at Holy Spirit Parish, growing arts and athletic facilities and a reunification as a regional model school titled Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School (MCPS). Today, MCPS serves nearly 800 students and more than 500 families across four campuses in grades K3-12.
Current president, Justin Castanza, is advancing Montgomery Catholic’s story in the River Region, as he desires to promote this event on all platforms. Please reach out to Brittany Bradley to inquire about promoting this historical event.
Again, the 150th Anniversary Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at the Montgomery Catholic Middle and High School Campus on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 9 a.m. We look forward to celebrating our historic milestone with you!
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them to grow to become persons of faith, virtue, and wisdom.