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 Cognia (formerly AdvancED), and maintains membership in the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) and the Broward County Non-Public School Association.