The vision of a Catholic high school in west Omaha was in the minds of leaders of the Archdiocese when St. Robert Bellarmine parish was founded.
Since Archbishop Ryan High School would be closing, Bruce Haney, chairman of the school, and others on the archdiocese committee for education, determined a new school should be built in West Omaha.
The Mutual of Omaha Companies pledged $2 million to the capital campaign. In return, the new school would be named V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School, after V.J. Skutt who was running Mutual of Omaha at the time.
Father James Gilg was appointed by Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan to be the founding president of Skutt Catholic.
Groundbreaking ceremony of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic high school was held on April 27.
"This new school is everybody's success story; it brings Catholic education to Omaha's newest and busiest growth area and provides easy access to a tradition and a service that has enriched the Omaha community for over 100 years."
- Fr. Gilg, at groundbreaking of Skutt Catholic
The official dedication of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School took place in the school gymnasium on June 13. Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan blessed the building and performed the dedication rites.
V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School opened with 120 students, 90 freshmen and 30 sophomores.
Skutt Catholic holds its first graduation Mass celebrating the Class of 1996.