HELIAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
1305 Swifts Hwy
Jefferson City, MO 65109
PRINCIPAL: Mr. Spencer Allen
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR: Mr. Dwayne Clingman
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Mrs. Emma Williams
Helias Catholic High School is committed to providing excellence in education as established on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church for students grades 9-12. Working in partnership with families, we are dedicated to providing a disciplined environment where Christ and His graces in each person are recognized, respected and fostered. As a teaching institution founded on the traditions of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the La Salle Christian Brothers, we challenge our students spiritually, academically and physically as we help to form them to be active, lifelong, enthusiastic participants in the Church.
Building a Community of Saints and Scholars for Christ.
Helias High School opened its doors with 467 students in September 1956, following the closing of St. Peter High School. Local Catholic leaders and families had spent four years raising $1 million, ultimately choosing the Christian Brothers and School Sisters of Notre Dame to teach Helias’ students.
Though the school initially struggled financially, it eventually found its footing, adding classrooms and other buildings to its campus in the 1960s. After initially separating boys and girls, the school became fully co-educational in 1969.
In 1974, the Helias Foundation, now The Foundation for the Benefit of Helias Catholic High School, was founded with the goal of raising money for capital improvement projects and school operations, thereby enabling the school to offer a more affordable tuition rate. In 1979, the foundation helped raise funds for a new fine arts wing for the high school.
Though students were initially taught by religious men and women, the school was primarily staffed by lay members by the early 1980s.
The 1990s brought further expansion, with a new fieldhouse completed in 1992. By the end of the decade, the school’s enrollment had grown to nearly 900 students.
In 2001, this increased enrollment was beginning to make the campus feel cramped, prompting the largest expansion project in school history. By 2003, construction began on 10 additional classrooms, an elevator, and a doubling of the size of the cafeteria. This project was finished in time for the beginning of the 2004–05 school year. In 2006, the school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special Mass and reaffirmation by Bishop John Gaydos.
In 2017 Helias Catholic opened another expansion containing the science wing with choir and dance classrooms. At this time the school also debuted the new Crusader Athletic Complex, bringing the Crusader football, soccer, track and field, and tennis programs onto the Helias Catholic campus.
Spencer Allen, Principal
Fr. Brad Berhorst
Fr. Paul Clark
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