School and Community
Catholic Memorial High School provides an education that equips students to live in the challenging world of the 21st century. In a framework for 21st century learning, our academic community has identified key outcomes and skills that will be needed in the future and provide a focus to the work and skills that are cultivated each day at CMH.
Accepting that "catholic" means "universal," as a Catholic faith community we take seriously our responsibility to be welcoming and hospitable to all, especially those new to Catholic Memorial. All clubs, extracurricular activities, and events open to the public are opportunities for members of the Catholic Memorial community to proudly witness to their Catholic faith and to demonstrate Caritas in Omnibus, "Charity in All Things."
Catholic Memorial is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Catholic Memorial offers a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for college and other career choices. The Counseling Center provides each student with a specialized "road map" to assist with these choices.
Fifty-two percent of the faculty at Catholic Memorial hold masters degrees or higher. The teacher to student ratio at Catholic Memorial is 1:14.
“Caritas in Omnibus,” which means “Charity in all Things," was adopted from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
The name “Crusaders” was first used for Catholic Memorial students by a former sports editor of The Waukesha Freeman. The definition, “those who fight for a just cause,” fits with the school’s dedication as a living memorial. The name continues to be used for Catholic Memorial’s teams. The title of the yearbook, The Knight, is related to the Crusader name.
Marian blue and pontifical gold are the colors of Catholic Memorial. Blue is the color symbolic of loyalty, the virtue of crusaders and soldiers. It is also the color of Our Lady, under whose patronage the school has been placed. Gold, the color of the papacy, is a reminder that Catholic Memorial is a Catholic high school belonging to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.