Welcome to the online home of Grand Island Central Catholic School. Located in Grand Island, Nebraska, we invite you to visit these pages and learn what we’re all about; and we think you’ll agree, we are committed to, and we produce excellence. The proof is in our students! Founded in 1956, we are proud to be one of the top college prep schools in Central Nebraska.
We offer a Catholic faith-based education in which students participate in weekly Mass as well as explore their faith within theology classes. We welcome students of all faiths to join together with us. Central Catholic is committed to excellence in academic achievement, Christian values formation, athletics, fine arts, and community service. Above all, we are dedicated to producing well-rounded individuals who will become the strong community leaders of tomorrow.
Grand Island is the fourth largest city in Nebraska. We are grateful to enjoy an outstanding quality of life due to a diverse range of opportunities. As a top-ranked Christian middle school and Christian high school in Nebraska, we are honored to be a part of Grand Island’s rich heritage and to continue the tradition of excellence as we educate the leaders of tomorrow.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Grand Island Central Catholic School website. Our website is less than a year old, and we are proud of how far it’s come thus far. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people on our staff as well as those who have volunteered their time to make it something we can all be proud to call our own.
As the Thanksgiving break is fast approaching, I would like to remind you of important dates on the remaining November calendar:
“The Knight Before Christmas” dinner and auction begins with a preview night on November 22 before the dinner and auction on November 23. This is the 16th annual Knight celebration at Central Catholic, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting our students and staff in all that you do as part of our school and community family.
The Knight sponsors a “Fund an Item” activity to improve what we offer to our students. This year we are excited to focus this particular activity on renovating our kitchen and cafeteria area to better meet the safety, health, and nutritional needs of our students and staff. We have made some wonderful improvements to our lunch program thus far and are getting closer each day to considering the idea of becoming a Federal school lunch program.
In conclusion, we are nearly at the mid-point of our second quarter, and the end of our first semester is right around the corner. This is a great time to remind everyone of the mission and philosophy of Central Catholic. With so many curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities in all our lives, it's easy to get caught up in a busy and demanding routine. I believe it's important to take a few moments and a few deep breaths to revisit the core beliefs and purpose of GICC:
The mission of Grand Island Central Catholic Schools is to teach as Jesus did, calling young adults to an atmosphere of academic excellence and physical, emotional and spiritual maturity whereby every student grows in awareness as a contributing and responsible member of the church and society.
Fulfillment of the school's mission depends upon the cooperative efforts of parents, administrators, teachers and staff of Central Catholic.
Through a curriculum that emphasizes college preparatory education, religious instruction based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and through numerous extracurricular activities, Central Catholic seeks to provide its graduates with the skills necessary to function in Church and society. Evaluation of the course of study, student progress and the entire educational program is ongoing and forms the basis for curriculum revision.