About Gibbons

A frontal view of buildings on the Cardinal Gibbons campus.

Cardinal Gibbons has spent nearly 60 years building a reputation of excellence as a Roman Catholic, college preparatory school within the Archdiocese of Miami. But who we are today has a lot to do with how we began. Named after James Cardinal Gibbons, the second appointed Cardinal in the United States, Cardinal Gibbons High School opened its doors in 1961 as a co-institutional school. With a rapidly growing student body of young Christian scholars, Cardinal Gibbons expanded and became a co-educational institution in 1972 — and we’ve been expanding ever since. Located in the heart of the Coral Ridge residential area of Fort Lauderdale, Cardinal Gibbons features an 18-acre campus with 10 academic buildings, a 1:1 iPad program, an interactive Media and Technology Center, four state-of-the-art science labs, a Field Turf multiuse facility and rubberized track and a chapel that seats 300. With all of these recent upgrades and improvements, we’ve come far from our humble beginnings.

Awards and Accolades

  • U.S. Department of Education School of Excellence
  • Catholic High School Honor Roll
  • Catholic High School Honor Roll for Civic Education
  • National Merit Scholarships
  • Silver Knight Awards
  • BCAA Scholar-Athletes
  • 99 percent of graduates continue their education beyond Cardinal Gibbons
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence
  • National Coach of the Year: Volleyball and Tennis
  • Coach of the Year: Baseball, Cross Country, Football, M/W Basketball, M/W Tennis, M/W Soccer, Swimming, M/W Volleyball, Water Polo, and Wrestling
  • State Championships: Baseball, Men’s Basketball, M/W Tennis, M/W Volleyball, Wrestling, Hockey, Cheerleading, and Rugby Individual: M/W Cross Country, M/W Diving, Women’s Golf, M/W Tennis, M/W Track & Field, M/W Swimming, Football and Wrestling
  • Regional Championships: M/W Basketball, M/W Cross Country, Football, M/W Soccer, M/W Tennis, Baseball, Softball, M/W Volleyball, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo, and Wrestling


Cardinal Gibbons High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI), a subdivision of AdvancED, and maintains membership in the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) and the Broward County Non-Public School Association.