Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is a four-year Catholic, co-educational high school in Reno, Nevada. The only Catholic high school in northern Nevada, it is a separately incorporated non-profit diocesan school operated under the authority of the Diocesan Bishop, Randolph R. Calvo. Bishop Calvo is the chief pastor and teacher of the Diocese, and serves on the school’s Board of Directors. The school is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and, in partnership with parents, is committed to fostering Christian values, academic excellence, and life-long service in a faith-centered community.
Named after Most Reverend Bishop Patrick Manogue, who worked as a miner prior to his ordination as Priest and Bishop, the school was established in 1948. Since that time, Bishop Manogue has provided a Catholic education to the students of the surrounding communities, including the greater Reno-Sparks area, the Carson Valley area, the Tahoe area and Truckee, California.
The first school was established at the site of the Flick Ranch in 1948. In less than ten years, that facility was outgrown, and a new building was erected in 1957 adjacent to the University of Nevada, Reno. In the forty-six years of its existence at this site, the school enrollment grew, but the facility was in a state of disrepair. The University purchased that property and Manogue built a new facility in southwest Reno in 2004.
Bishop Manogue has produced more than 5100 alumni throughout the course of its history. In recent years, 99 percent of all graduates have continued their education at the college level. Today, the school employs 80 lay and religious teachers, administrators, and staff responsible for educating more than 600 students through a rigorous college prep curriculum. Bishop Manogue is designated Division I for the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association sanctioned sports and activities.