Laying the Foundation for Tomorrow

Realizing the blessing of Catholic education, for many years the people of the Baldwin-Escambia Deanery have advocated for a Catholic high school in Baldwin County. In 2009 the Archdiocese of Mobile acquired the services of Dr. John Convey and Dr. Len DeFiore from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. to carefully examine the need for a Baldwin Catholic high school. They concluded that approximately 250-400 students would enroll if a Baldwin Catholic high school was available. This number would be able to support a high school. In 2010 the Institute of School and Parish Development (ISPD) was commissioned by the Archdiocese to conduct a financial feasibility study. The conclusion of the study was that $9.5 million could realistically be raised for the construction of a new Catholic high school in Baldwin County.

Based upon the results of the two studies, the Archdiocese purchased 40 acres of land on Dick Higbee Road near the intersection of Highways 181 and 104 as the site. This location has been well received and has demonstrated the commitment that is being given to the construction of a new Catholic high school.

Why Build a New High School in Baldwin County?

The education of the minds and hearts of young people has long been a cherished ministry of the Church. From the time when learning was safeguarded and transmitted in the monastic schools of Europe during the Middle Ages, through the establishment of the first universities, to first schools in Alabama, to the first institution of higher education in our State, and to our own day, the Catholic Church has been in the forefront of teaching young people, Catholic and non-Catholic, about the world and God who created it.

This very important mission must continue. The construction of a new Catholic high school in Baldwin County is an important part of our future. Through our faith, we will raise the funds needed to grow in our mission. We see excellence on the horizon.