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Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, 400 Bartlett St., Reno, NV

Manogue is a high-profile private-school option

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School students participated in the recent Academic Olympics in April 2008.

Photo by Cyndi Loza

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School students participated in the recent Academic Olympics in April 2008.

By Cyndi Loza

The region boasts a variety of options for families wishing to send their children to private schools. Perhaps the most well known is Reno’s Bishop Manogue High School.

The school’s small enrollment appeals to Northern Nevadans and helps its staff provide a better education, Principal Tim Jaureguito said.

We feel that we have control from the standpoint that we know all of our students so they’re watched very closely both academically and spiritually,” said Jaureguito of the school that has more than 650 students.

Bishop Manogue is a four-year Catholic, co-educational high school in south Reno. It is a separately incorporated non-profit diocesan school operated under the authority of the Diocesan Bishop Randolph R. Calvo, who is the chief pastor and teacher of the diocese at the school.

The school is ideal for “anyone that is looking for an education that is a faith-based,” said Jaureguito, who added Bishop Manogue admits Catholic students as a priority.

The school is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and, in partnership with parents, is committed to fostering Christian values, academic excellence and life-long service in a faith-centered community.

It was named after Reverend Bishop Patrick Manogue who worked as a miner in Virginia City prior to his ordinations as priest and bishop, the school was established in 1948. Since then, Bishop Manogue has provided a Catholic education to the students of surrounding communities.

Bishop Manogue originally was established at the site of the Flick Ranch in 1948. Within the school’s first 10 years, that facility was outgrown, and a new building was opened in 1957 adjacent to the University of Nevada, Reno. The university purchased that property, and the high school built a new facility in 2004, able to accommodate 800 students.

The student population is composed of families residing in the greater Reno-Sparks area, including Truckee, California, the Tahoe area and the Carson Valley. Over the past five years, 98 percent of the schools graduates have continued their education at the college level.

This article originally appeared in Reno Gazette-Journal.