It has always been the Jesuit way to reflect on our past and work toward a better future. Gonzaga founder Father Joseph Cataldo began his mission in the area bringing the message of the Gospel to the local Native Americans. When the college and high school opened in 1887, it welcomed Spokane’s Catholic emigrants. The all-boys high school moved to its current campus on Spokane’s near north side in 1954. Twenty years later, in 1975, the school became co-educational, adding young women who had attended Marycliff and Holy Names schools.
The progression of our history gives us pride in our predecessors who understood the importance of a Jesuit education, but it also motivates us to examine ways to grow as we strive to love God and neighbor, and accompany those at the margins of society.
» Explore the timeline of our past work toward diversity, equity and inclusion - and how it motivates us to work for the Magis.