Cardinal Gibbons High School, a four-year archdiocesan high school, has been recognized by Broward community and the federal government for its academic and athletic achievements. In 1987 the school was the recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Excellence in Education Award. Only 271 schools throughout the United States and its territories received this award. What made the honor special was the first year that all schools were judged together. Prior to this, public and private schools were given separate awards.
Cardinal Gibbons High School offers classes from grades 9 through 12. Advanced placement is offered in all subject areas for our students. A score of 3 to 5 on the AP exam may give a student college credit.
Cardinal Gibbons fields 34 athletic teams and has won state titles in Boys' and Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis, Baseball, Wrestling and Cheerleading. There have been individual State champions in cross-country, golf, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling, and pole vaulting.
Cardinal Gibbons consists of a 26-acre facility in the heart of a residential area, the Coral Ridge subdivision. In a campus-style setting are ten separate buildings, a gym that seats 1,200, football and baseball fields, a quarter-mile track, and six tennis courts. There are 48 classrooms equipped with networked computers, a media center, computer lab, 8 science labs, a music room, art and ceramic room and a chapel that seats 300.
Both students and parents cite the school’s “family-oriented” climate, rewards and incentives for students, and good teacher input as primary reasons for choosing the school. One of the major strengths mentioned by members of the visiting committee from the Department of Education was the close relationship that existed between students, teachers and staff. They specifically mentioned the fact that the teachers were available at any time and their friendliness and willingness to work with students in the classroom and on a one-to-one basis before and after school.