Bishop Philip Straling, appointed Bishop of the Reno Diocese in 1995 when the state of Nevada was split into two dioceses—one headquartered in Reno and one in Las Vegas—was foresighted on many fronts. Bishop Straling moved to construct a new, improved, state-of-the-art facility. An ambitious capital campaign ensued.
Despite the considerable challenges of raising sufficient funds, a new school facility opened in the fall of 2004. Certain components of the old facility were incorporated in the new: the chapel steeple, the chapel’s stained glass windows, the brick archways, the vaulted ceilings, the Stations of the Cross among them. This third location and facility of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School has enjoyed praise and plaudits from virtually everyone who has seen it. Built for some 750 students on a campus of almost 50 acres, the school has the ability to expand if needed.
In 2004 the school was separately incorporated as a 501(c)(3) corporation. Also in 2004 Bishop Manogue Catholic High School moved to Division 4A within the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association for sanctioned sports and activities. Although considerably smaller than the threshold of the minimum of 1200 students for schools designated 4A, Bishop Manogue has proven itself highly competitive in all academic and athletic aspects of the division.
The school serves a population of families residing in the Reno-Sparks area as well as communities in Carson Valley, Fernley, Minden-Gardnerville, Incline Village, South Tahoe and Truckee, CA areas.
In the 2009-10 academic year, Bishop Manogue established an Independent Learning Center (ILC) for students with learning differences. In the academic year 2010-2011 the school established an International program for students leading to graduation.
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School has produced more than 7,000 alumni throughout the course of its history. In recent years 99% of the school’s graduates have continued their education at the college level.
Currently Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is accredited by the National Catholic Education Association and Northwestern Association of Accredited Schools and is a member of the Western Catholic Educational Association.