Cretin-Derham Hall High School
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Cretin-Derham Hall High School (CDH) is a private, co-educational Catholic high school in Saint Paul, Minnesota operated by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. It is co-sponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
|Cretin-Derham Hall High School|
550 South Albert Street
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Established||1871 - Cretin High School |
1905 - Derham Hall
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis|
|President||Frank Miley :12|
|Enrollment||approx. 1,130 (2016)|
|Average class size||22|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Campus type||Residential Urban|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Song||C-DH Alma Mater|
|Athletics conference||Suburban East|
|Rival||Saint Thomas Academy|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|School fees||$175 technology|
|Feeder schools||Nativity of Our Lord,|
of West St. Paul
Cretin High School was named for Joseph Crétin, the first Catholic bishop of Saint Paul, while Derham Hall High School was named for Hugh Derham, a Minnesotan farmer who donated money to start an all-female Catholic boarding school.
The present-day Cretin-Derham Hall is the result of a merger between Cretin High School and Derham Hall in 1987. Cretin was founded 148 years ago in 1871 as a secondary school for boys by the Christian Brothers. In the late 1800s, the school incorporated a mandatory program of instruction grounded in the tradition of a military institute, which makes it one of the oldest such programs in the United States. Instruction included lessons in leadership, close-order drill and ceremonies, and numerous other strictly non-combat-related instruction designed to instill a sense of discipline and order in all aspects of student life. The National Defense Act of 1916 created the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), a more formalized program of instruction with national oversight for training standards and a provision for active duty and retired soldiers and officers as instructors. Cretin's "military program" became one of the very first Junior ROTC (JROTC) programs in the country, and participation remained mandatory for all students until the early 1980s, when it became voluntary.
Derham Hall was established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905 as a college preparatory school for girls and was originally located on the campus of St. Catherine University (then the College of St. Catherine) in the original building, Derham Hall. In 1987, the two merged to become Cretin-Derham Hall, a co-educational institution. The original building on the St. Catherine campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cretin-Derham Hall is part of the Suburban East Conference in the Minnesota State High School League. Prior to joining the Suburban East Conference, Cretin-Derham Hall played in the Saint Paul City Conference for twenty six years. The Raiders won their second state championship in football in 2009 with a 16–5 win over Eden Prairie in the title game.
|Fall||Cross Country, Boys||1||1975|
|Basketball, Boys||3||1991, 1993, 2018|
|Spring||Baseball||11||1981, 1982, 1986, 1989,|
1990, 1992, 1996, 1997,
1998, 2001, 2007
|Ultimate Frisbee, Boys||3||2004, 2007, 2010|
|Ultimate Frisbee, Girls||4||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
Cretin-Derham Hall additionally has a theater program both in terms of co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities. The Cretin-Derham Hall theater department has achieved first place in the Minnesota State High School League One Act Competition although the school no longer participates.
In the summer of 2005 the theater department was one of about 20 schools invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. This invitation was "based on their most recent bodies of work, awards, community involvement, philosophies, and recommendations."
The spring musical of 2009, Crazy for You, won an Outstanding awards for Overall Production of a Musical, Performance by a Chorus Ensemble, Performance by a Dance Ensemble, and two for Performances in a Leading Role from Spotlight Musical Theatre Awards. In addition, three Honorable Mentions were given to Performance in a Lead Role, Performance in a Supporting Role, and Performance in a Featured Role.
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Cretin High School, Derham Hall, and Cretin-Derham Hall High School have been attended by several persons of note in its history, including:
- John Albers - former chairman, CEO and president of Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Companies
- Brandon Archer - former NFL linebacker, played at Kansas State University
- Matt Birk - former center, Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens
- James Byrne - Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul (1947–1956), Bishop of Boise (1956–1962), Archbishop of Dubuque (1962-1983)
- Thomas R. Byrne - mayor of Saint Paul (1966-1970)
- Archbishop Robert Carlson - ninth Archbishop of St. Louis
- Chris Coleman - mayor of Saint Paul (2006–2018)
- Ian Anthony Dale - actor
- James E. Duffy Jr. - Justice on the Hawaii Supreme Court (term 2003-2013)
- Jake Esch - baseball player
- Michael Floyd - NFL wide receiver, Minnesota Vikings, graduate of Notre Dame
- Jack Hannahan - baseball player, drafted third round (87th overall) by Detroit Tigers in 2001
- Ryan Harris - NFL offensive lineman, Kansas City Chiefs, former Notre Dame player
- Josh Hartnett - actor (graduated from South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Seantrel Henderson - NFL offensive lineman, Buffalo Bills, former University of Miami player
- David Housewright - author, former President of the Private Eye Writers of America
- Jerome M. Hughes - Minnesota state senator, educator
- Walt Kiesling – Hall of Fame football lineman
- Corbin Lacina - former NFL player
- Joe Mauer - first baseman and catcher, Minnesota Twins, 2009 American League MVP
- Carl McCullough - former running back at University of Wisconsin and in NFL Europe
- Ryan McDonagh - NHL defenseman and captain, New York Rangers
- James Miller, missionary (teacher)
- Kate Millet - author (Sexual Politics)
- Matthew Murray - Rhodes Scholar, founder of Murray Media, Inc
- Paul Molitor - manager of Minnesota Twins and Baseball Hall of Famer
- George "Bugs" Moran - Prohibition-era gangster in Chicago; birth name was Adelard Cunin
- Fr. John A. Ryan (1887) - economist, theologian, and theorist of early 20th Century
- Thomas A. Schwartz - retired Army four-star general who commanded U.S. Forces Command from 1998-99 and Forces Korea 1999-2002
- Chris Staples - Production Supervisor, MGK
- Heidemarie Martha Stefanyshyn-Piper - astronaut, assisted in initial reassembly of International Space station with NASA
- Tim Tschida - umpire, Major League Baseball
- John Vachon - photographer for FSA (Farm Security Administration), Life magazine, and Look magazine
- Joseph Votel - General, commander of Joint Special Operations
- Steve Walsh - former NFL quarterback, led Miami Hurricanes to NCAA national championship
- Mark Wegner - umpire, Major League Baseball
- Chris Weinke - quarterback, 2000 Heisman Trophy winner, assistant coach for Los Angeles Rams and University of Alabama
- "2016-2017 Cretin-Derham Hall Student Handbook" (PDF). Cretin-Derham Hall. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
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- "CDH Quick Facts". Retrieved 2014-07-24.
- Cretin High School Year Books. Cretin-Derham Hall School Grounds.
- "United States Army Junior ROTC". Archived from the original on 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Derham Hall Archived 2010-06-15 at the Wayback Machine, St. Catherine University Library, Accessed August 9, 2009.
- Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.
- "Suburban East Conference". www.suburbaneast.org. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- Not an official Minnesota State High School League sport
- "Welcome to the Minnesota State High School League". mshsl.org.
- "Welcome to Cretin-Derham Hall". cretin-derhamhall.org.
- NFL Players, Matt Birk Bio
- "Iowa Archbishop Retires". The New York Times. 1 September 1983. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
- "Archdiocese of Dubuque: History". www.dbqarch.org. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
- Rathbun, Andy (5 April 2009). "Obituary / Thomas Byrne, 85, a former mayor of St. Paul, worked for a human rights ordinance, the return of St. Pat's parade". Pioneer Press. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
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- "St. Paul native Ian Anthony Dale gets advice from cop brother for TNT show". St. Paul Pioneer Press. July 5, 2014.
- "Bob Sansevere on and on with Jake Esch". TwinCities.com. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- Minnesota Public Radio, Joe Mauer Bio
- USA Today, Sports Players from Cretin-Derham Hall, June 28, 2001
- American Catholic History Research Center Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
- "Astronaut Bio: H. Stefanyshyn-Piper (2/2009)". nasa.gov.