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Lourdes High School (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)

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Lourdes High School (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)

Lourdes High School
Looking north at the entrance
110 North Sawyer Street
Oshkosh, WI
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, (Winnebago County), 54902-5657
 United States
Coordinates 44°1′7″N 88°33′59″W / 44.01861°N 88.56639°W / 44.01861; -88.56639Coordinates: 44°1′7″N 88°33′59″W / 44.01861°N 88.56639°W / 44.01861; -88.56639

Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Our Lady of Lourdes
Established 1959
President Robert Biebel
Principal Mike Mauthe
Teaching staff 25
Grades 912
Enrollment 229
Education system Unified Catholic Schools of Oshkosh
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Red and White         
Slogan The Truth Shall Set You Free
Fight song "Hail Lourdes Knights"
Athletics conference Trailways
Mascot Knight
Team name Knights
Accreditation(s) North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper 'The Shield'
Yearbook 'The Crest'
School fees $4000
Athletic Director John Dinse

Lourdes High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, United States. Established in 1959, it is the oldest existing high school in Oshkosh.


The planning and construction, in the late 1950s, of a central Catholic high school represented the combined efforts of the six Catholic parishes of Oshkosh, Wisconsin: St. Mary, St. Peter, St. Vincent, Sacred Heart, St. Josaphat, and St. John.

Construction of Lourdes High School began in September 1958, with the first classes beginning in September 1959. The first year there were 307 freshmen and sophomores (155 girls and 151 boys) enrolled. Boys and girls attended separate classes with the upper floors for girls and lower floors for boys. Some facilities were used by both, including science and chemistry labs, the gymnasium, chapel, cafeteria, and library. The school was known as Lourdes Academy until 1996, and staffed with De La Salle Christian Brothers until 2001.


The Bill Behring Commons, completed in 2005, is a large open space facing Witzel Avenue. It serves as cafeteria, all-school worship site, and performing arts center. The commons has a large gathering hallway and space with adjoining rest rooms, trophy cases, concession facilities, the athletic directors' office, and staff lounge. The lobby connects gym facilities, band room and the student commons, and serves as a reception and gathering area. A new gymnasium and a new band classroom were also constructed.

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