ABOUT US:

 

  • History:  Bishop Gorman High School was founded in 1954 and is the only Catholic High School in Southern Nevada.
  • Academics:  As a college preparatory school, Bishop Gorman has a 100% graduation rate and a 96% college bound rate.  The Class of 2014 boasts one National Merit Scholarship Finalists and four National Merit Scholarship Commended Students, three National Hispanic Recognition Program Award winners, one Carroll Scholarship winner, and 38 athletic scholarships.
  • Athletics:  Bishop Gorman is the home of Gaels and has a rich tradition of athletic excellence with more than 97 State Championships in our 59-year history.  The Class of 2014 also had 38 seniors receiving athletic scholarships to play at the college level.
  • Activities:  Bishop Gorman offers a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities with over 40% of students participating in a school organization there is something for everyone. 
  • Fine and Performing Arts:  Not only are a variety of fine art classes offered through our curriculum but Bishop Gorman thespians put on a spring musical and various other concerts and performances.

 

History about Bishop Gorman High School 


Sixty years ago, the vision and dream of five outstanding individuals, Romy Hammes, Dorothy Hammes, Kathlyn Hammes Mowbray, Bishop Robert J. Dwyer of  Reno-Las Vegas, and Father John F. Brown, Provincial Superior of the Clerics of St. Viator, became a reality.  On September 7, 1954, Bishop Gorman High School opened its doors as the only Catholic high school in Southern Nevada.  Bishop Dwyer chose to honor his predecessor, The Most Reverend Thomas K. Gorman, the first Bishop of the Reno-Las Vegas Diocese, in naming the school.  From its inception, Bishop Gorman High School was administered by the Clerics of St. Viator, a religious community dedicated to the education of and service to those less fortunate.

 A new era of Catholic education began in the greater Las Vegas community when Bishop Gorman High School was born.  With 60 years of tradition, we note that while certain aspects of the school have changed, our values and intrinsic nature persevere and continue to enrich the community.  BGHS continues to welcome students who seek quality, Catholic, college preparatory education from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and ethnicities throughout the Las Vegas community.  The leaders of today and tomorrow continue to benefit greatly from the spiritual and academic formation that is central in the educational experience of Bishop Gorman High School.

 Bishop Gorman High School has become rooted in the fabric of Las Vegas over the last fifty years.  Our mission-to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, prepare students for higher education and create a community where service is valued and celebrated-has imparted to our youth and community a treasured educational and spiritual foundation that is timeless.