Quigley Catholic High School Celebrates 50 Years
Baden, PA – More than 500 alumni will join the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Quigley Catholic High School in Baden this Friday and Saturday, September 15-16,2017.
The two day festivities include a meet and greet with food and entertainment from 6-9 p.m. on Friday at the school, at 200 Quigley Drive, Baden, PA 15005. On Saturday, Bishop David Zubik celebrates Mass for the school at St. Mary of Mercy, 202 Stanwix Street, downtown Pittsburgh, beginning at 4 p.m. The Mass will be live-streamed at www.christianassociatestv.org and available on WEPA, on Verizon cable channel 463.
A jubilee celebration is set that evening from 6-10 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, downtown Pittsburgh, 15222.
Quigley Catholic High School first opened its doors to students in September of 1967. The 440 students came to the new school while construction of the building was still being finished around them. It is named for a long time diocesan school superintendent, Monsignor Thomas J. Quigley.
Situated on a 19-acre campus, Quigley Catholic is the first and only regional Catholic high school in Beaver County. Although a relatively young school, Quigley has a proud heritage of education from its two parent institutions: St. Veronica High School, which opened in 1924 and Mt. Gallitzin High School, which was established for girls in 1934, but expanded to include an academy for boys that had opened in1902.
Quigley has consistently been recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic “Schools of Excellence” by the Cardinal Newman Society. It offers AP courses and over 25 extra-curricular activities and sports. The Mock Trial team, coached by social studies teacher Tim Waxenfelter for 25 years, won its first state title in 1990 and has added another eight since then, also placing second in a national competition.
When Bishop Zubik was a young priest in 1980, he joined the staff at Quigley as vice principal and religious education teacher, remaining there for seven years. He had graduated from St. Veronica High School, one of the two schools consolidated into Quigley.
More information about the school and the 50th anniversary celebration is on the school website, http://www.qchs.org/