Mrs. Debra Brillante, Principal
Welcome to Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School!
As a school dedicated to helping students come to know, live, and share their faith, our mission is to provide each student with a high quality and rigorous Catholic education that focuses on preparing students in mind, body, and spirit. Recognizing that we are first and foremost Catholic, we are committed to ensuring that Christ-centered virtues permeate our entire school community. Taking a holistic approach, we strive to help students grow spiritually, academically, morally, physically, and emotionally. We challenge each student to “grow in the maturity of Christ” as moral stewards committed to serving God and serving others.
Bishop Grimes strives to promote academic excellence through rigorous programs focused on preparing students for college, career and beyond. Our professional, dedicated, and faith-filled faculty is committed to providing engaging academic experiences that challenge students to think critically and globally, in a faith environment that helps students develop to their fullest potential while encouraging a life-long love of learning. Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities provide opportunities for students to share their gifts and talents with the school community and the extended community for which we serve.
Catholic education has been my life’s work, and it is my honor and privilege to share this ministry of Catholic education with the Bishop Grimes family. I invite you to visit our school to witness the wonderful spirit that is a hallmark of the Bishop Grimes faith community.
Christ is our purpose… Christ is our focus… Christ is our model.
May God bless you and your family.
Mrs. Debra Brillante
Mr. Patrick Kinne, Assistant Principal
Welcome to Cobra Country!
Let me begin by answering a common question: Why does a Catholic school have a cobra as its mascot? It’s a question I wrestled with, but I have since reconciled it upon reading Matthew 10:16 as Christ is sending out the twelve Apostles, He says “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” At the core of who we are and what we do at Bishop Grimes, we seek to equip our students with the wisdom to discern where Christ is calling them to go in this world and how they too are called to share the Gospel with those who have not yet heard the Good News with a spirit of love and invitation.
As a proud BG alumnus, veteran faculty member, and current parent of two Bishop Grimes students, I am truly blessed and honored to be serving my alma mater as Assistant Principal.
I welcome you to come and explore Bishop Grimes. I know BG to be a school and faith community in which our students are challenged to grow each day in their book knowledge while also building and strengthening their personal relationship with Christ by learning what it means to be a Catholic teenager and follower of Christ in today’s world. I continue to have the privilege of working with a dedicated group of faculty and staff members who push our students to think, reflect, and excel whether it be in the classroom, a lab, our chapel, on the field, or on stage.
I love Bishop Grimes, and it is no secret that I am rumored to bleed blue and white. As an alum, Bishop Grimes has been a huge part of my life since 1992, and my experiences and the people I met at Bishop Grimes molded me into the person I am today. I pray each day that our faculty and staff members, students, and Bishop Grimes families will be able to experience the passion and transforming power that being part of the Bishop Grimes community has the potential to bring.
It is my fervent prayer and goal to try to do what is best for the students of our school community in order to prepare them for where God will take them next while also supporting our teachers and Bishop Grimes families in any and every way that I am able to do so.
Again, welcome to Cobra Country! Be assured of my prayers.
Spera in Deo,
Mr. Pat Kinne (Class of 1998), Assistant Principal