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Andrean High School

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Type  Private, Coeducational
Established  1959
Teaching staff  41.6 (FTE)
Phone  +1 219-887-5959
Colors  Red, Gold
Religious affiliation(s)  Roman Catholic
Authority  Diocese of Gary
Tuition  8,600 USD
Number of students  500 (2016-2017)
Andrean High School
Motto  Magister Meus Christus (Christ is Our Teacher)
Address  5959 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410, USA
Similar  Merrillville High School, Hobart High School, Lake Central High Sch, Crown Point High School, Griffith Senior High Sch

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Andrean High School is a co-educational, college preparatory secondary school in Merrillville, Indiana. It is located in the Diocese of Gary.


The school was founded in 1959, and named after the first bishop of the diocese of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary, Andrew Grutka. Since its founding, Andrean has been staffed in part by members of the Basilian Fathers and the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. The school colors are red and gold in honor of the martyrdom and subsequent glory of St. Andrew. The school motto is "Magister Meus Christus," or "Christ is My Teacher."

Andrean high school


Andrean High School first opened its doors to 337 students on September 14, 1959, creating a centrally-located Catholic High School between Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond, IN and Marquette Catholic High School in Michigan City, IN. Bishop Leo Aloysius Pursley from the Diocese of Fort Wayne and Bishop Andrew Gregory Grutka from the newly formed Diocese of Gary were instrumental in its creation.


The racial breakdown of the 588 students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year was:

  • Asian - 3.6%
  • Black - 21.3%
  • Hispanic - 10.7%
  • White - 57.7%
  • Multiracial - 6.7%
  • Athletics

    The school's teams are the Fighting '59ers. This name comes from the address of the school, 5959 Broadway, and the year of its founding- 1959. Andrean competes in the Northwest Crossroads Conference. The following IHSAA sanctioned sports are offered:

    Notable alumni

  • Dan Dakich - former Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball head coach (1997-2007)
  • Luke Harangody - professional basketball player
  • Sean Manaea - baseball player for the Oakland Athletics
  • Pete Visclosky - member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 1st congressional district (northwest Indiana)
  • References

    Andrean High School Wikipedia

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