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Moreau Catholic High School

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Type  Private, Coeducational
President  Terry Lee
Phone  +1 510-881-4300
Colors  Green, Gold
Established  1965
Principal  Lisa Tortorich
Number of students  964 (2014)
Moreau Catholic High School
Motto  In Tenebris Lux (In darkness there is light)
Religious affiliation(s)  Roman Catholic; Brothers of Holy Cross
Address  27170 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544, USA
Accreditation  Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Similar  Bishop O'Dowd High Sch, James Logan High Sch, Newark Memorial High Sch, Tennyson High School, Irvington High School

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Moreau Catholic High School is a college preparatory Roman Catholic secondary school sponsored by the Moreau Province of the Congregation of the Holy Cross. It is located in Hayward, California, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland under the care of Michael C. Barber, the Bishop of Oakland. It opened in 1965 as an all-boys Catholic High School, temporarily located on the parish grounds of St. Bede's Church. That same year, construction of the permanent campus began at the current location. That construction was completed in the spring of 1967. At the request of Bishop Floyd Begin, Moreau became a coeducational institution in 1969, with the admission of 177 ninth grade girls. Moreau has twice been named a Blue Ribbon School.


School History

Moreau Catholic High School opened its doors in 1965 to a class of 103 ninth grade boys. In 1969, as the only Catholic high school serving the Southern Alameda County, the school became co-educational. The high school was constructed with financial and community support from the members of the Diocese of Oakland, the late Bishop Floyd L. Begin and the Brothers of Holy Cross, South-West province. It is the only school to be named after Blessed Basil Moreau.

In addition to its strong commitment to providing young men and women with a quality education that is firmly rooted in the Christian values, Moreau Catholic has twice earned national recognition for academic excellence as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education and the Council for American Private education.

Bishop Allen Vigneron and Hayward mayor Roberta Cooper officiated at the April 30, 2006 groundbreaking ceremony for a multimillion-dollar expansion at Moreau. The project included increasing the school library, adding a state-of-the-art life and physical science laboratory and classroom, and building a film and video arts studio and multi-media classroom.


Moreau offers 30 Honors and AP classes. Moreau Catholic is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the maximum allowable term. Moreau Catholic was one of eight schools in California and 54 schools nationwide to be selected as a 2010 Apple Distinguished School.

Some of the courses offered at Moreau Catholic include: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Calculus AB/BC, and AP Statistics.


Moreau is a member of the Mission Valley Athletic Conference (MVAL), the North Coast Section (NCS), and the California Interscholastic Federation.

Teams include: Football, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Girls tennis, Girls Golf, Rally Squad, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Swimming, mens and womens water polo Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, and Boys Volleyball. (Girls Basketball won the State Championship in the 1992-1993 season )

Visual and Performing Arts

The school offers courses in choral and instrumental music, dance, theater, and the visual arts.

Notable alumni

  • Cindy Chavez, vice mayor of San Jose
  • Brian Copeland, author and comedian
  • Vanessa Curry, dancer, member of the Pussycat Dolls
  • Marco Dapper, actor/model, star of Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds
  • Rosa Gumataotao Rios, Treasurer of the United States
  • Darren Lewis, Major League Baseball player
  • Steven J. Lopes, bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
  • Nannette Miranda, reporter for KGO-TV
  • Joe Trippi, political campaign strategist
  • Bryn Davies (musician), musician
  • Necar Zadegan, Actress 24,
  • References

    Moreau Catholic High School Wikipedia

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