President’s Message

Donna Bembanek President

Donna Bembenek


Proud Mom of Lindsay ’07 and Scott ’13

Greetings from Catholic Memorial High School,

Catholic Memorial High School is blessed in many ways. Our students benefit from experienced and dedicated faculty, staff who are committed to delivering a wonderful experience for all who engage with us and fabulous parent volunteers. Our partnership with parents is a hallmark of the CMH community.

The four years of high school are critically formative for young people. During this time, students are developing academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. They are acquiring the confidence and the strong moral compass that will guide them in the years that follow high school and throughout life. Our co-educational classrooms prepare students for college and life in an environment that mirrors the real world, a co-ed world. It is in our environment, with the support of faculty and parents to guide them, that they are learning how to make important decisions. All students, both young men and young women - are provided numerous opportunities to grow as leaders. More importantly, they recognize and respect each other as leaders and as equals – just as it should be.

The academic rigor and the curriculum offered at CMH are the best available in Southeastern Wisconsin. CMH offers the most rigorous high school curriculum available. Students have access to the International Baccalaureate Program, AP courses, concurrent enrollment college classes and our award-winning STEM curriculum. CMH is the only school in Wisconsin named a School of Distinction in STEM five years in a row. We couple this rigor with unprecedented support structures, so all students rise beyond what they thought possible.

Through internships and project-based learning, we hone the individual talents of each student so they can grow in ways they never imagined. Our small class sizes allow our faculty and staff to personally know each student. Our extensive curriculum provides students the opportunity to select courses that ignite their passions and complement their learning abilities.

Our championship-level athletics, award-winning theatre program, and various extracurriculars drive students to perform at their absolute best. We inspire and educate in faith. It is through these faith-based principles our students develop as leaders, as scholars, and as contributors to society. Here, students become the best version of themselves, fully prepared for lifelong success.

CMH graduates carry with them the conviction of knowing that they have the skills and abilities to pursue their dreams – grounded in faith, to serve God and our world. 

Thank you again for your interest in Catholic Memorial High School. 

Our Lady of Memorial, pray for us!