October 2021

ANSWER:  

St. Mary’s Catholic High School.

Channing Frye, class of 2001, played for the Phoenix Suns (2009-2014) but played for the Cleveland Cavaliers for their 2016 NBA Championship.

Upon retirement from the NBA in 2019,  Frye stated:  “I confirmed with my accountant that I have enough money to get extra guacamole every time.”

ANSWER:  

Our Lady of the Lake.

While St. John Paul II Catholic High School and St John Vianney Catholic School are far west in Phoenix, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is the diocesan Catholic school farthest west in Arizona!   It is located in Lake Havasu City on the border of California.  OLL has been adding one grade level at a time and plans to continue expansion into the middle school very soon!

September 2021

ANSWER:  

Gerard Catholic High School was located at 2252 N. 44th Street in Phoenix.  In Spring 1989, Gerard closed.

ANSWER:  

Five Loreto Sisters of the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary joined Fr. Paul Smith in 1954 to create Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral School.  This year, Principal Sister Raphael Quinn will celebrate her 50th year at the school.

August 2021

ANSWER:  

The oldest private school in Arizona is San Francisco de Asis, which is located in Flagstaff.

Established in 1889 as St. Anthony’s School, it eventually became St. Mary’s when Nativity and Guadalupe Parish schools combined. St. Mary’s became San Francisco de Asis for the 2007-2008 school year, and all students were moved to a brand new location a year later.

July 2021

ANSWER:  Seton Catholic Prep has gone by 5 names. They are Seton High School, Seton Tri City High School, Seton Catholic High School, Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, and Seton Catholic Preparatory.