Saint Maria Goretti High School
is a private, Roman Catholic day school located in Hagerstown, MD. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore
, within the tri-state areas of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
, Western Maryland
, and Southern Pennsylvania
Who and where
Saint Maria Goretti High School is located in the North End of Hagerstown, Maryland
. The school was originally the upper school for St. Mary's Catholic School, currently a K-8 day school located in downtown Hagerstown. From 1933
the school was known as St. Mary's High School
In 1957, the upper school was relocated to a new campus in Hagerstown's North End and was renamed St. Maria Goretti High School in honor of the Italian saint Maria Goretti
(1890-1902) who was "murdered to protect her purity" per quote of Goretti's website, www.goretti.org. The campus sits adjacent to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church.
For much of the school's history, its faculty and administration was composed partly of members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame
, an international teaching order that has a motherhouse in Baltimore. However, in the 1980s and 1990s the high school grew increasingly reliant on lay faculty. Currently, the faculty and administration are entirely from the laity, though the school continues to have a chaplain.
Goretti enrollment is approx. 225 students.
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