Welcome Newman Graduates
Bishop John P. Treacy of the Diocese of La Crosse, WI established Newman Catholic High School on February 6, 1951 in response to the need for a Catholic secondary school in the Wausau area.
The first class of 78 freshmen attended class in two rooms of St. Mary's School on Grand Avenue in Wausau. As the high school enrollment increased, more room was needed and eventually students also attended classes at St. James School, Wausau. In the early years of Newman Catholic High School, students were fittingly referred to as the "Pioneers".
Fundraising for a new high school building began in September of 1954 and groundbreaking of the new building on West Bridge Street took place on December 12, 1954. On October 15, 1955, Bishop Treacy laid the cornerstone and dedicated the school under the partonage of the great English scholar and churchman, Cardinal John Henry Newman. As Catholic education has been part of the Wausau community since 1883, Newman Catholic High School continues to be an integral part of our community of believers today, responding to our school's mission "Faith in Education".
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