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Judge Memorial Catholic High School

Judge Memorial Catholic High School
650 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84102
United States
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1921
Grades 912
Color(s) Red and Gold         
Mascot Bulldogs
Accreditation WCEA Western Catholic Education Association, Northwest Association of Accredited Schools [1]

Judge Memorial Catholic High School is a private, Catholic high school located in Salt Lake City. The school is one of three high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City serving students in grades nine through 12. Founded in 1921, the school draws students from across the Salt Lake Valley and beyond. Judge Memorial shares its city location with Our Lady of Lourdes parish and school.


  • History 1
  • Student body 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • References 4


The school property was originally the John Judge Memorial Miner's Home, a hospital established by Mary Judge, wife of John Judge, a partner U.S.Senator Thomas Kearns in Park City's famous Silver King Mining Co. Kearns married Judge's niece, Jennie Judge. Judge Mercy Home or more commonly called Judge Miner's Home, was designed by architect David C. Dart. The hospital was established for the population of Catholic coal miners working in Park City who suffered from Black Lung. As the need for a hospital dedicated to this cause subsided in direct relation to the decline of coal mining east of Salt Lake, Mary Judge (who along with her deceased husband, John, was the benefactor of the hospital) expressed her wishes to the bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake to reopen the medical facility as a school. Mary Judge died before the diocese opened the new school's doors. The cornerstone was laid by Bishop Scanlan in the Fall of 1902 but the hospital was not opened until the fall of 1910. The hospital was originally intended to provide medical treatment for aged and infirm miners. Many miners working in Park City suffered from silicosis, also known as "miners' consumption", the disease that killed Mary's husband John at the age of 48.[2] With Holy Cross Hospital a few blocks away, the need for a miners' hospital was not great; it was remodeled and opened as a school in the fall of 1920, under the name "Cathedral School."

Until 1929 the school was known as Cathedral High School and Catholic Grammar School. Bishop John J. Mitty changed the name to Judge Memorial School in 1929.[3] Judge Memorial was co-ed until 1964, after Bishop Joseph Lennox Federal brought in the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales to run it as an all-boys school. At this time, girls attended St. Mary of the Wasatch Academy. In 1970, St. Mary closed and girls once again joined the boys at Judge. That same year, the school added the word "Catholic" to its name.

In the fall of 1960, Judge moved into a new school building, and the old building was used as an elementary school until it was torn down in 1966.[3][4] The school was co-educational until 1964. In the fall of that year, Judge became a boys' school, and the girls were sent to St. Mary's of the Wasatch.[5] In 1970, St. Mary's was closed, and Judge was once again co-educational.[6]

Student body

With a large service area, the school attracts students from throughout the Wasatch Front, from Ogden and Layton to Draper and Riverton, and from Park City and Jeremy Ranch to Magna and Tooele. More than 25 percent of the student body self-reports as being a minority. More than 62 percent of students attending Judge receive some sort of financial assistance.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ NAAS. "Northwest Association of Accredited Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  2. ^ "JOHN AND MARY HARNEY JUDGE," Utah History Encyclopedia
  3. ^ a b "Goodbye to Old Judge High," Deseret News, August 5, 1966
  4. ^ Deseret News, June 4, 1960
  5. ^ Deseret News, May 30, 1964
  6. ^ Buchanan, Frederick S. (1994), "Education in Utah", in Powell, Allan Kent, Utah History Encyclopedia, Salt Lake City, Utah:  
  • Utah Locations - Judge High School Photos
  • The Salt Lake Tribune, archives, Marriott Library-University of Utah
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