|Nolan Catholic High School|
4501 Bridge Street
(Be a Leader)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Vice Principal||Cindy Jung|
|Chaplain||Father Maurice Moon|
|Enrollment||Approximately 850 (2018)|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
Nolan Catholic High School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory school, formerly in the Marianist tradition, and is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. It serves grades 9-12, has an average student population of 1150, and serves the Church by educating and forming youth in the Roman Catholic faith through its mission.
Nolan Catholic High School is a private Catholic college preparatory school in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. It is one of three Catholic college preparatory schools in Tarrant County. Nolan Catholic specializes in providing a faith-filled education that prepares young adults for success in college or university and beyond. The school motto is Esto Dux, which in Latin translates to "be a leader."
Since being founded in 1961, the school has served in the ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth under the administration of the Society of Mary (Marianists). In 2014, the Marianists left Nolan Catholic at the request of the bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Nolan Catholic is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (as approved by the Texas Education Agency).
Of the 97 members of faculty, only eight are avowed religious. Among the faculty, 50% hold advanced degrees including four at the doctoral level, among them Robert Scheer, Ph.D. and Natalie Hubbard, Ph.D. (statistics as of 2009-2010 School Year). Past principal Anthony Pistone (1980-1987), and a priest, William Pais, CMF, were credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct.
The traditional college preparatory curriculum at Nolan Catholic requires 27 Carnegie units (3240 hours of instruction) for graduation. Advanced Placement and honors courses are offered in multiple disciplines.
Qualified students may earn a designated honors diploma with the appropriate notification on their transcripts. Honors diploma requirements include a minimum cumulative numerical average of 93 by the end of the fall semester of the senior year. The student must have taken biology, physics, chemistry, as well as three years in the same foreign language, as well as credits in other classes.
NCHS participates in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) at the Class 6A level. The following sports are offered:
- Cross Country
NCHS sports teams have recently won state championships in the following sports:
- Football: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Men's Cross Country: 1988, 1999, 2002, 2003
- Men's Pole Vault: 2015, 2016
- Men's Soccer: 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Women's Cross Country: 2007
- Women's Golf: 2007
- Women's Tennis: 2008
- Ultimate Frisbee: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Horace Ivory, Nolan Class of 1972 member of the New England Patriots (1977-1981) and Seattle Seahawks (1981-1982)
- Stephanie Klick, Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 91 in Fort Worth
- Ryan Peterson, Attended Nolan 1987-1990 member of the U.S. Army Task Force 121 that captured Saddam Hussein
- Stephen McCarthy, Nolan Class of 2006, member of the New England Revolution
- Keith Sparks, Nolan Class of 1991 member of the Oklahoma Sooners football
- Carol Berg, award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy novels.
- Katie Meili, Nolan Class of 2009, Olympic bronze and gold medalist 2016 swimming
- Nina Pham, Nolan Class of 2006 first Ebola-stricken nurse
Notes and references
- SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "About Nolan". Nolan Catholic High School. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
- "Ultimate Frisbee Club".