About Bishop Montgomery

Founded in 1957, Bishop Montgomery High School is a co-ed Catholic school in Torrance, California.


The mission of Bishop Montgomery High School is to provide a diverse student body with a college-preparatory education rooted in Catholic identity. We challenge all students to reach their potential through a rigorous academic program and participation in faith formation and varied extracurricular activities. In a community that nourishes the faith life of the students, parents, and staff through prayer, worship, and commitment to service, Bishop Montgomery forms leaders, critical thinkers, and individuals who are prepared to integrate world knowledge with Catholic beliefs and values.



Jesus Christ is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life" (Jn 14:6). Rooted in this belief, Bishop Montgomery High School proclaims the centrality of Christ. Our philosophy is founded on the belief that God has revealed His compassion for all aspects of life.

In order to grow together in Christ, we open our arms and hearts to a population of qualified candidates who are economically, socially, and ethnically diverse. "There is no longer Jew or Greek, male or female, slave or free, but all are one in Christ Jesus" (Gal 3:28 ). Thus while we accept and respect those from various backgrounds who seek the benefit of our community, we remain faithful to the richness of our Catholic tradition and practices.

Recognizing parents as primary educators, we assist in the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of every student. To do this, we provide a challenging, college-oriented curriculum which enables our students to continue with higher education. We offer an extensive extracurricular program, one that requires personal responsibility and community spirit through social interaction and physical activity. We strive to create an atmosphere in which the faith of our students will mature allowing them to integrate world knowledge with the light of faith and to grow in the pursuit of truth.

  • Located one mile from the Pacific Ocean
  • 24 acre campus
  • 43 classrooms in 3 main buildings
  • Media Center
  • Robotics Lab
  • Engineering Makerspace with 3D printers and Wind Tunnel
  • eSports & World Languages Lab
  • Video Production Computer Lab and Broadcasting Studio
  • Digital Arts/Mac Lab
  • Covered Student lunch area
  • Performing Arts theater
  • Gymnasium
  • Newly Renovated Weight room
  • Knight Stadium (football, soccer, baseball, track)
  • Softball Field / Practice Field
  • Newly Renovated Football and Baseball team room
  • Student Activity Center includes gymnasium, exercise room, cheer and dance room
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • Retreat Center
  • Ample on-campus parking
  • New student and teacher desks and chairs (coming Fall 2023)
  • 80" Touchscreen Displays for all classrooms (coming Fall 2023)
  • Voice amplification microphone and speakers for teachers (coming Fall 2023)
Student Population:
  • Total Enrollment: 871
  • Male: 451
  • Female: 420
  • Catholic: 55%
  • African American 14%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 26%
  • Caucasian 23%
  • Latino/Hispanic 21%
  • Multiracial/Other 16%
See full School Profile under "Resources" below

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, tuition assistance program, and athletic or other school administered programs.

Notable Alumni:
Sigi Schmid '71 (Deceased)
Former Professional Soccer Coach
Alex Gibson '75
Film Sound Editor / Oscar Winner
Denise (Katnich) Austin '75
Fitness/Aerobics Pioneer
Vince Price '75
President, Duke University
Bill Bordley '76
Former Major League Pitcher
Former VP/Security, Major League Baseball
Patty Froehlich Gasso '80
Head Softball Coach, University of Oklahoma
Richard T. Jones '89
Television/Film Actor
Omarr Smith '95
Arena Football League Hall of Fame Inductee
Dr. Mary Gendy '96
Team Physician, Los Angeles Dodgers
Solomon Hughes '97, Ph.D.
Television/Film Actor

Eddie Kaulukukui '97
Television/Film/Stage Actor
Carmelita Jeter '98
2012 U.S. Olympic gold medalist (track)
Head Track & Field Coach, UNLV
Kristina Bingham Jones '03
CEO, Guardianlane.com
Irene Fernando '03
Hennepin (MN) County Commissioner
Noelle Quinn '03
Head Coach, Seattle Storm (WNBA)
Fred Washington '03
Deputy District Attorney, San Diego
Motto: Justice, Truth, and Honor
Colors: Black and Gold
Mascot: Knights