A new Catholic high school in Madison County has broken ground for a permanent home. Students, staff and families of Father McGivney Catholic High School in Maryville took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday on property on Bouse Road in Glen Carbon. The school is scheduled to be complete in time for next school year.
The high school is currently operating inside St. John Neumann grade school in Maryville and has 91 total students with a freshman, sophomore and junior class. The students come primarily from central and eastern Madison County, and some from St. Clair County. School supporters have so far pledged $5 million for construction, which is expected to cost $7.5 million. The other Catholic high school in Madison County is Marquette Catholic in Alton.