Bishop Machebeuf High School is an Archdiocesean school under the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1958 as "Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School", it is named after Bishop Joseph Projectus Machebeuf, Denver's first bishop. In 2007, Bishop Machebeuf was named one of Colorado's top 14 schools, and in 2006, 2007 and 2008, was named as one of the top 50 Catholic Schools in America. In 2017, Bishop Machebeuf added their Classical track which is a class designed to teach students using classic materials such as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, St. Augustine, etc.

The students in this track are part of it for all four years at BMHS. Three Divisions of Campus Ministry The Campus Ministry program has three major divisions. Each division has a student director that coordinates the particular part of the program with the Campus Minister. Liturgy The liturgy division provides liturgical experiences for the entire student body. This primarily refers to the All School Liturgy which happen on a monthly basis. The liturgy division also assists the organization of First Friday Adoration days and monthly confession services. Finally the liturgy division organizes All School prayer at BMHS including but not limited to: Opening and Closing of the school prayer and special prayer services during the liturgical seasons. Evangelization The evangelization division assists the organization of outreach events for the students of BMHS as well as the larger community.

Events include: Christian concerts, mission trips, service projects, pilgrimages, and special community masses (St. Nick’s mass, Mother – Son Mass etc.). Media The media division of Campus Ministry provides support for all aspects of Campus Ministry. The media division produces resources for the web, print, and multimedia presentations. Photos of all CM are collected and stored by the media division. Press and news releases are published by the media division as well.

Denver,Colorado,UNITED STATES
School Type 
Private Religious School
School Size 
Medium (between 300~600 students)


Year Established 1958
Total Enrollment 375
College Matriculation 100%
Teacher to Student Ratio 1:11
International Students Ratio 4%
Teachers with Advanced Degree 70%
Gender Co-ed
AP Courses 10
Average Class Size 156
Average SAT Score 1230
Religious Affiliation Catholic Diocese
Uniform Requirement Yes

Campus Features

  • As early as 1942, Monsignor Harold Campbell contemplated the creation of a new Archdiocesan High School - Machebeuf High School . While serving as pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Monsignor Campbell secured the bulk of the land required to build the anticipated high school. Additional land was purchased in 1953, when it became increasingly clear that the school-age population in Denver was soaring.
  • Official announcement of the new school came in April 1956 and construction began in September 1957. The first freshman class was enrolled a year later. Archbishop Urban J. Vehr dedicated the new high school on September 27, 1959. In 1985, the school became Machebeuf Catholic High School.
  • Two years later, Machebeuf’s West Campus at 18th and Pennsylvania was added in 1987. In 1996 the school was renamed Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School to clearly identify with the school's namesake, Bishop Joseph Machebeuf.


Interview Requirements 
Application Fee 
Application Description 
Application Deadline 
November, 2019
Space Available 
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

Admission Instructions

This school does not require additional admission instructions

Test Score Requirement

Above 70
Academic Strength 
Not Sure
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Minimum TOEFL score- 75

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AP Courses 
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Government and Politics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History
Honor Courses  
Special Programs  

Student Activities

  • Art
  • Computer
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Club
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Foreign Language
  • Honor Society
  • Musical Instruments
  • Peer Leadership
  • Speech
  • Student Goverment
  • Vocal Performance
  • Volunteer
  • Year Book
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball


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Denver is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States.

The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station. Denver is the 19th-most populous U.S. city, and with a 15.48% increase since the 2010 United States Census, it has been one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States. Denver is in the center of the Front Range Urban Corridor, between the Rocky Mountains to the west and the High Plains to the east. Denver's topography consists of plains in the city center with hilly areas to the north, west and south. Denver lies within the semi-arid, continental climate zone. It has four distinct seasons and receives a modest amount of precipitation spread throughout the year. Due to its inland location on the High Plains, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, like all cities along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, is subject to sudden changes in weather. Contrary to the popular belief that Denver receives 300 days of sunshine a year, the city can actually expect to receive an average of 115 clear days, 130 partly cloudy days, and 120 cloudy days each year.


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