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Bishop Moore Catholic High School is a private Roman Catholic high school in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando, Florida. The school is located within the Diocese of Orlando, and remains the only Catholic high school in Greater Orlando.

Bishop Moore Catholic High School
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Photo of a central part of the campus, January 2017
Bishop Moore Catholic High School is located in Florida
Bishop Moore Catholic High School
Bishop Moore Catholic High School
Bishop Moore Catholic High School is located in the United States
Bishop Moore Catholic High School
Bishop Moore Catholic High School
3901 Edgewater Drive

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Coordinates28°35′16″N 81°23′29″W / 28.587704°N 81.391316°W / 28.587704; -81.391316Coordinates: 28°35′16″N 81°23′29″W / 28.587704°N 81.391316°W / 28.587704; -81.391316
TypePrivate, coeducational
MottoVirtue et Scientia
(Virtue and Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1954 (1954)
FounderMonsignor Bartok and the Sisters of St. Joseph
PresidentThomas Doyle
DeanMatt Gorden, Kristy Belden
PrincipalScott Brogan
Enrollment1,300 (approx.)[citation needed]
Campus size50 acres (200,000 m2)
Color(s)Black and gold         
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
YearbookMoore Memories



The school was built in 1954, and was named after Bishop John Moore; he was the second bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, which had been the only diocese in Florida prior to the creation of the Archdiocese of Miami (1958).

John Moore was born in County Westmeath, Ireland, and moved to Charleston, South Carolina at the age of 14. He served as Bishop of St. Augustine from 1877 to 1901. Moore was influential in the expansion of Catholic schools in Florida and in the recruitment of religious nuns and priests to meet the ministerial needs of the diocese.[2]

The school sits on a 50-acre (200,000 m2) campus adjacent to Little Lake Fairview. There are multiple campus buildings. An extensive renovation and expansion occurred seven years ago with the addition of a new gymnasium complex, administrative building, library complex, band room, and class room space. Loretta Hall and the Massaro Science Wing were restored. The landmark "Golden Dome" remains in use as a secondary gymnasium, and was recently renovated to include extra classrooms and a space for theater productions. Most of the buildings are original to the campus, with new additions being to the science labs in summer 2011. In the summer of 2016, the media center and Mary Martha Hall were renovated to add a new student cafe and additional classrooms.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ "History of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
  3. ^ Orlando Sentinel. "A clinic for little people". Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  4. ^ "Anthony James "Tony" Renna". The Indianapolis Star. October 25, 2003. p. 20. Retrieved February 15, 2017 – via 

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