Montini Catholic High School
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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|
19W070 16th Street
(The Sign of Faith)
|Patron saint(s)||St. John Baptist De La Salle|
|Authority||Diocese of Joliet|
|President||James F. Segredo|
|Average class size||20|
|Student to teacher ratio||20:1|
|Color(s)||Maroon, Gold and White|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Catholic League , GCAC|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||Musings (literary magazine)|
|School fees||$475, Fr/Soph $575 Jr/Sr|
|Alumni on Staff||12|
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.
Phase II of the Capital Campaign, demolition of Dominic Hall and construction of an Academic and Administrative Center, was completed in 2009.
Phase III of the Capital Campaign was begun in the summer of 2010 and was slated for completion by 2016.
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|
|Track & Field||Track & Field|
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:
Boys Track & FieldEdit
Girls Cross CountryEdit
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.