Father McGivney Catholic High School is made up of unique, strong, intelligent, courageous leaders, each reaching for an excellent education, deepening their Catholic faith, and becoming part of a bigger family…the McGivney Family.
Father McGivney Catholic High School is more than a college preparatory school. We provide a Catholic education in a faith-centered environment that emphasizes academic excellence to develop the whole person in mind, body and spirit.
Griffin Pride would be nothing without its athletes and fans. As the first classes to pave the way on the fields and courts, Father McGivney Catholic High School students have the opportunity to form traditions, lead teams, and set records in whatever they do. Go Griffins!
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To form a academic community of disciples responding to the call of Jesus Christ.
At Father McGivney Catholic High School, we believe in the McGivney Family. From students, parents, siblings, grandparents, faculty and staff, everyone is included in events We want to include everyone in the McGivney Family.
To prepare students to serve the Culture of Life through a total gift of self.
All students are required to perform service hours. These service hours are to follow the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy and follow the school’s mission of “Serving the Culture of Life”, should promote human dignity and respect for life. Each quarter, the entire school serves the needs of our surrounding community with an all-school service day.
To engage students in the mission, sacramental life, and magisterial teachings of the Catholic Church.
Along with daily theological courses and the Catholic faith scattered within all of our classes, the students are encouraged to participate in weekly masses by planning, music, lectoring, or serving. Each year as a class, the students participate in a faith-filled retreat, further developing their closeness to God and their Catholic faith.
To develop faithful citizens to lead an America that values the dignity and worth of every human person.
At McGivney, our students have the opportunity to participate in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., write to their senators regarding matters that support the dignity of human life, and are receiving the seeds to become faithful, thoughtful adults.
It is important to Father McGivney Catholic High School that we prepare our students for the future…and the future is technology. Each classroom in our new, high-tech facility is equipped with a large flat-screen television, state-of-the-art sound systems, the ability for teachers to project their interactive classroom instruction onto the televisions, and wireless technology throughout the building.
Father McGivney Catholic High School is a 1:1 laptop school and is the only one in the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois; each student receives a laptop on the first day and the laptop is theirs to keep at the end of their four years. E-textbooks are designed to be a more interactive option to the standard textbook, providing a greater resource for the students to learn, offering different learning styles right at the student’s fingertips. The only physical book our students carry is their Bible. As an enhancement to e-books, Father McGivney teachers use Moodle in their classrooms for instruction, assignments, quizzes and tests.
Athletics and extra-curricular activities are key components of the McGivney experience. Athletics Director, Jeff Oller, is continuing to build a fast-growing athletics program with new sports being added each year as our student population and their interest grows.
Griffin Pride would be nothing without its athletes and fans. As the first classes to pave the way on the fields and courts, as well as in the hallways, FMCHS students will have the opportunity to form the traditions, lead the teams, and set the records in whatever they do. Go Griffins!
Soccer: boys and girls
Basketball: boys and girls
Cross Country: coed
Golf: boys and girls
Bass Fishing – 2015 State Title Win
Clubs and Organizations
McGivney offers a broad range of extracurricular activities, with more being added as interest grows. The list below is just a start of what’s to come with extracurricular activities for the students of Father McGivney Catholic High School.
Griffins for Life
Catholic Athletes for Christ
National Honor Society
Jr. Prom Committee
Chorus and Band
Mrs. Jill Griffin teaches the students music through our chorus and band programs. The students practice and perform liturgical music throughout the all-school masses, as well as through our Pep Band during our school home games. Twice a year, the students put on a concert for their families and friends.
Mrs. Mary Campbell is our art teacher. The students learn art history, techniques and create many projects throughout the school year. Father McGivney has a new state-of-the-art art classroom complete with a kiln room and plenty of light and storage for multiple art disciplines.
Ready to be a Griffin? You can apply for admission ONLINE NOW! Father McGivney Catholic High School is currently accepting applications for admission for the school year 2019-2020. Potential transfer students may call the school at 618-855-9010 for information on transferring during the school year. Click here to apply!
Once accepted into Father McGivney, you will receive a Welcome Packet. Included in the packet is a Welcome Letter, a Parent Welcome Letter with important dates and financial information, a “Proud Member of the McGivney Family” bumper sticker, and a Knights of Columbus Rosary and velvet pouch. It will arrive to your home in a big navy envelope! Get yours soon by applying online!
The Next Steps
Parents and student will attend a registration appointment to choose the classes for the following school year. New incoming students will attend Orientation Days at the beginning of August to learn about the school and their new computers. Orientation is student-lead, allowing the new students to meet others in the Father McGivney Family and learning from those that use the technology the most.