We are called by Jesus Christ to educate young people, in the Catholic tradition, to lead successful, faith-filled lives.
Rooted in Jesus Christ and Catholic values we aspire to achieve our personal best in all we do.
For generations to come, Althoff Catholic High School will be a vibrant, Christ-centered, learning community for young men and women. We will be the school of choice for families who know that academic rigor and faith formation in a small, family-like environment, right here in our own community, is what is best for their child.
The History of Althoff Catholic High School
In 1699, missionary priests from Quebec founded the oldest, continuous Catholic parish of the United States here in southwestern Illinois in what is now the Catholic Diocese of Belleville. Catholic followers of Jesus Christ have been raising their families and teaching their children about God in our area for over 300 years! Since 1894, Catholics here established high schools to help teach and prepare their children including the schools: St. Teresa, Cathedral, Notre Dame, Assumption, and Central Catholic. Finally, in 1964, Bishop Zuroweste established Althoff Catholic High School, in the name of our second bishop, to help serve these families. Today, inspired by the faith of thousands before us, we boldly proclaim our ongoing mission: "We are called by Jesus Christ to educate young people, in the Catholic tradition, to lead successful, faith-filled lives."