When Bishop William G. Connare determined that the facilities at the former Immaculate Conception High School in Connellsville could no longer accomodate the growing needs of the Connellsville, Scottdale, Mount Pleasant areas. In 1962, he initiated plans to construct a new regional high school.
He chose to name the school Father Geibel Memorial High School. The name not only honored Father Henry Geibel, the pastor of Immaculate Conception for 35 years and the school's primary benefactor, but also paid tribute to the dedicated priests, religious and parishioners who treasured their Catholic grade schools and high schools.
The school was dedicted April 26, 1964 and the first graduation was held May 29, 1964.
Geibel Catholic High School marked its founding and 25th anniversary April 30, 1989 with Bishop Emeritus Anthony G. Bosco. The Fayette County school also experienced many changes and additions over the years, including the establishment of Geibel Catholic Middle School in 2006 under the guidance and direction of Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt.
Owned and operated by the Diocese of Greensburg, Geibel Catholic exists to provide the best possible learning environment for its students. The high school and middle school attempt to educate the total person in the context of Christian community.
1962: Bishop William G. Connare commissions construction of new regional high school to be built in Connellsville, replacing Immaculate Conception Parish High School.
1963: Father Geibel Memorial High School is built at a cost of $1.2 million by Joseph F. Bontempo, architect, and William Garlick and Sons, contractors. Cornerstone blessed by Bishop Connare.
1964: January 6, 1964, Father William Sheridan, principal and staff of 13 sisters, two priests and three laymen welcome 290 students.