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Montini Catholic High School (often shortened to Montini) is a co-educational, college preparatory, high school, run by the Christian Brothers in Lombard, Illinois. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet in Illinois. The school was planned by the Christian Brothers in 1963. Pope Paul VI, whose name was Giovanni Battista Montini (John Baptist Montini), was elected to the Papacy that same year. In his honor, the Christian Brothers named the school Montini Catholic High School. Construction of the buildings took place in 1965 and 1966. In September 1966, Montini Catholic High school opened its doors to 217 freshmen. The first commencement exercises were held on June 1, 1970.

Montini Catholic High School
MontiniCatholic HS shield.jpg
19W070 16th Street


United States
Coordinates41°51′13″N 88°0′3″W / 41.85361°N 88.00083°W / 41.85361; -88.00083Coordinates: 41°51′13″N 88°0′3″W / 41.85361°N 88.00083°W / 41.85361; -88.00083
TypePrivate, Parochial
MottoSignum Fidei
(The Sign of Faith)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Patron saint(s)St. John Baptist De La Salle
AuthorityDiocese of Joliet
OversightChristian Brothers of the Midwest
CEEB code142663
PresidentJames F. Segredo
PrincipalKevin Beirne
Age range13-18
Enrollment585 (2018)
Average class size20
Student to teacher ratio20:1
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Maroon, Gold and White             
Athletics conferenceChicago Catholic League , GCAC
Team nameBroncos
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
PublicationMusings (literary magazine)
School fees$475, Fr/Soph $575 Jr/Sr[2]
Alumni on Staff12



The campus renovation initiative, begun in the fall of 2002, is called the Capital Campaign.[3]

Phase I of the Capital Campaign, construction of the West Wing, was completed in 2003. The West Wing contains the 300 Corridor, which added 8 new classrooms to the school and the Field House.

New Academic and Administrative Center
Inside 300 Corridor, West Wing
Completed Duffy Memorial Stadium Field Turf

Phase II of the Capital Campaign, demolition of Dominic Hall and construction of an Academic and Administrative Center, was completed in 2009.[4]

Phase III of the Capital Campaign was begun in the summer of 2010 and was slated for completion by 2016.[5]


Students and teacher using computer in the New Learning Resource Center

The school year is divided into two 18-week semesters. Mid-semester grades are issued at 9 weeks. The school day consists of 8 class periods of 48 minutes each.


Montini is a member of two conferences for boys Chicago Catholic League for girls they are in GCAC and both boys and girls participate in the Illinois High School Association. Teams are stylized as the Broncos and Lady Broncos respectively.

The school offers a number of fall, winter, spring and year-round sports for both girls and boys. Sports offerings include:

Girls Sports Boys Sports
Basketball Baseball
Broncettes (Dance) Basketball
Cheerleading Cross Country
Cross Country Football
Golf Golf
Hockey Hockey
Lacrosse Lacrosse
Soccer Rugby
Softball Soccer
Tennis Tennis
Track & Field Track & Field
Volleyball Volleyball

Athletic accomplishmentsEdit

The Broncos football team began its current streak of state playoff appearances in 1993, making it to the semifinals that year. The first football state championship was won during the 2004 season, with a 44-7 victory over Coal City in the Class 4a title game. High finishes and state titles within the IHSA listed below:[6]

Boy BaseballEdit

Year Finish Class
2000-2001 3rd A
2004-2005 2nd A
2018-2019 1st 3a

Boys FootballEdit

Year Finish Class
2004-2005 1st 4a
2009-2010 1st 5a
2010-2011 1st 5a
2011-2012 1st 5a
2012-2013 1st 5a
2013-2014 2nd 5a
2014-2015 2nd 5a
2015-2016 1st 6a

Boys Track & FieldEdit

Year Finish Class
2004-2005 2nd A

Boys WrestlingEdit

Year Finish Class
1995-1996 3rd A
1997-1998 3rd A
1999-2000 1st A
2001-2002 1st A
2002-2003 1st A
2003-2004 1st A
2004-2005 1st A
2006-2007 2nd AA
2007-2008 1st AA
2008-2009 1st 2A
2009-2010 1st 2A
2010-2011 1st 2A
2011-2012 1st 2A
2012-2013 1st 2A
2013-2014 1st 2A
2014-2015 1st 2A
2016-2017 2nd 3A
2017-2018 1st 3A

Girls BasketballEdit

Year Finish Class
2007-2008 3rd 3A
2009-2010 1st 3A
2010-2011 1st 3A
2011-2012 1st 3A
2012-2013 3rd 3A
2013-2014 1st 3A
2014-2015 3rd 3A
2016-2017 3rd 4A
2017-2018 2nd 4A

Girls Softball

Year Finish Class
2015-2016 1st 3A
2017-2018 1st 3A

Girls Cross CountryEdit

Year Finish Class
2011-2012 3rd 2A
2012-2013 3rd 2A

The school's dance team, The Broncettes, have won two consecutive state Pom titles and over 15 state titles in the IDTA dating back to 1994.[7]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
  2. ^ a b "Montini Catholic - Tuition". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  3. ^ "Montini Catholic - Capital Campaign". Retrieved 2011-12-01.
  4. ^ "Phase II". Montini Catholic High School Web Site. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Phase III". Montini Catholic High School Web Site. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  6. ^ IHSA. "IHSA". Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  7. ^ IDTA. "Past Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-07-03.

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