About McGuinness

Since 1950 Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School has provided superior secondary education in the greater Oklahoma City area. All students undertake a college-preparatory curriculum that comprises traditional core subjects, theology, and a wide variety of electives in visual and performing arts, practical studies, STEM, and other fields. Bishop McGuinness educates the whole person by offering numerous extracurricular, athletic, and spiritual-development opportunities.


As a Catholic community of faith, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is dedicated to educating and developing the whole person, providing a moral, ethical and Christ-centered compass for life. The teachings of the church permeate the school’s spiritual, academic and social life, forming a “Person for Others.”


Bishop McGuinness High School is a coeducational college preparatory institution of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, providing a Catholic secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12. As an extension of the family, the school community is dedicated to the development of the whole person. Faith and values are integrated into all aspects of learning, living and service to others in order to stimulate students’ spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth.


The State of Oklahoma was just 43 years old when Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School opened its doors in 1950. At that time, it was named Central Catholic High School.  The school has been co-educational since inception and has remained at its original location.  Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School has been home to over 8,350 graduates. The school stays true to its rich traditions, even in the midst of exciting growth and changes.