Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School is the oldest and only diocesan high school in the Diocese of Brooklyn. A more detailed history is available.
St. James School opened.
The Sisters of Charity undertook the school’s direction.
The De La Salle Christian Brothers assumed direction of the boys' section of what was then known as the St. James School on Jay Street in Brooklyn.
The St. James’ Band played at the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
Commercial classes were added and the school’s name became St. James Commercial High School.
St. James published the Mentor, the first Catholic high school newspaper in the United States.
The New York Board of Regents incorporated the school.
An official alumni society was established.
St. James became a diocesan high school for boys and was renamed St. James Diocesan High School.
The school published the first edition of its newspaper, The Jamesonian: a tradition that has continued to the present day.
The school moved to Clermont Avenue and its name was changed to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in honor of John Loughlin, the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn (1853-1891).
The first Senior Prom was held.
John Horan wrote the first stanza of the Alma Mater.
The Loughlinite, the school yearbook, made its first appearance.
Loughlin adopted Leo the Lion as its mascot.
St. Augustine Diocesan High School for boys was closed and merged with Bishop Loughlin.
Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School, a diocesan school for girls, was closed and the students were transferred to Bishop Loughlin. For the first time in its 122 year history, Loughlin was coeducational.
Loughlin marked its 150th anniversary and established a Board of Governors.
Loughlin partnered with Anchor, Inc. to open a boarding school for boys.
75th anniversary as Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. After consultation with the Board of Governors, the school transitioned to a President/Principal administration model.
School opens the new Cozzi-Murray Performing Arts Center and Lancer Music Studio after a successful $400,000 fundraising campaign
The Board of Governors secures the conveyance of Loughlin's school building and field from the Diocese of Brooklyn to Loughlin and the transfer of the governance of Loughlin from the Diocese of Brooklyn to the Board of Directors.
Loughlin becomes the site for the second largest NYC DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) funded Green Roof project in Brooklyn (Brooklyn Navy Yard is the largest)
Celebrates 165th Anniversary and concludes successful $12 MM Capital Campaign –the largest fundraising campaign in school history