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Scotus Central Catholic High School

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Type  Private, Coeducational
Established  1884
Chaplain  Fr. Matt Capadano
Phone  +1 402-564-7165
Average class size  20
Religious affiliation(s)  Roman Catholic
President  Jeff Ohnoutka
Grades  7–12
Founded  1884
Colors  White, Green, Gold
Address  1554 18th Ave, Columbus, NE 68601, USA
Accreditation  North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Similar  Columbus High School, Lakeview Community Schools, Educatio Service Unit 7, Lakeview Junior Senior Hi, St Isidore's Catholic Church
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Scotus Central Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Columbus, Nebraska. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha. Scotus is the only Catholic high school in Columbus, and is the largest Catholic secondary school in Nebraska outside of Omaha or Lincoln.

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History

The school was founded in 1884 as St. Francis Academy by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate of Joliet, Illinois, after the sisters added secondary grades to an elementary school they had founded in 1878. St. Bonaventure Catholic Church purchased the school from the order in 1925 and renamed it St. Bonaventure High School. The school was restructured in 1965 to include the support of other area Catholic parishes and renamed Scotus Central Catholic, in honor of Franciscan scholar John Duns Scotus.

Elementary

Scotus has three Catholic elementary schools linked to it: Saint Anthony's, Saint Isidore's, and Saint Bonaventure's.

Notable alumni

  • Chuck Hagel, 24th United States Secretary of Defense
  • Jeff Brakenhoff, equine surgeon
  • Joe Blahak, professional football player
  • Chad Mustard, professional football player
  • References

    Scotus Central Catholic High School Wikipedia


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