In celebration of Bishop Noll Institute's first century, and recognizing its vision to thrive well into the second century, the "Forever Noll" Centennial celebration highlights the school's rich history throughout the 2020-21 school year. BNI's 100th school year includes many events - social, liturgical, educational, athletic and more - to celebrate Lake County's premier Catholic high school. Then, to culminate 100 actual years, a large dinner gala celebration will take place in the BNI fieldhouse on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.
That date is the actual anniversary of the first day of classes at what was then called Catholic Central High School. The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ religious order started the school in two classrooms at St. Mary School in East Chicago in 1921.