Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
|Bishop Carroll Catholic High School|
|8101 West Central Avenue 
Wichita, Kansas, 67212
|School type||Private, Coeducational|
|Motto||Unity ∙ Charity ∙ Faithfulness|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|President||Leticia C. Nielsen|
|Principal||Vanessa M. Harshberger|
|Asst. Principal||Slade LaMunyon,
|Chaplain||Rev. Ben Sawyer|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Hours in school day||7|
|Team name||Golden Eagles|
|Rivals||Wichita Northwest High School, Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Development Director||Karen Gomez|
|Athletic Director||Larry Dostert|
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, sometimes called Carroll or BC, is a private high school located in Wichita, Kansas. Along with Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, it is one of two Catholic high schools in the city. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita. Bishop Carroll graduates include 22 priests, 21 sisters, 2 Christian brothers, and one Legionnaire of Christ. 25 alums are in the seminary, 20 for the Diocese of Wichita, making up about 1/3 of the Diocese's seminarians.
Bishop Mark K. Carroll was installed as the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita on May 6, 1947. From there he began to have a vision. He wanted to establish the first Catholic boys' high school in the Wichita Diocese. He immediately began to follow this dream. By September 1962, Bishop Mark Carroll had installed two Catholic boys' high schools, Bishop Carroll being the second. At first, he named the new school Notre Dame High School, but by May 1964, Notre Dame had closed in order for it to be moved to its current location and reopened. The name was then changed to Bishop Mark K. Carroll High School, and classes began on September 8, 1964. Then, in 1971, Bishop Carroll High School merged with Madonna High School, an all-girls school founded by the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ and the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph.
"The mission of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School is to assist parents in forming disciples of Christ who enrich the culture as stewards of God's gifts."
The Golden Eagles compete in the Greater Wichita Athletic League and are classified as a 5A school, the second-largest classification in Kansas according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Throughout its history, Bishop Carroll has won many state championships in various sports. Many graduates have gone on to participate in Division I, Division II, and Division III athletics.
Bishop Carroll regularly competes in Debate, Forensics, and Scholar's Bowl. In Scholar's Bowl, Bishop Carroll has won Kansas State High School Activities Association 5A State Championships in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2014
Bishop Carroll is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and competes in the Greater Wichita Athletic League, which consists of the nine high schools in the city of Wichita. The Eagles' primary rival is Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, located in east Wichita. The Golden Eagles also have a strong secondary rivalry with Wichita Northwest, located just a few blocks north of the school.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Cross Country, Boys||10||1986, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|Cross Country, Girls||7||1979, 1980, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2010, 2011|
|Football||3||1978, 2012, 2014|
|Volleyball||8||1971, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001|
|Tennis, Girls||2||1978, 2012|
|Bowling, Girls||2||2005, 2009|
|Wrestling||4||2002, 2005, 2006, 2008|
|Softball||13||1979, 1980, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|Track and Field, Boys||2||2005, 2014|
|Track and Field, Girls||1||2011|
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School offers the following sports:
- Mark Bell, former NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks
- Mike Bell, former NFL Pro Bowler with the Kansas City Chiefs
- David LaFleur, designed the US Postal Service's 32 cent stamp "Victorian Porch", published in 1995 and other projects
- Wichita Public High Schools
- Wichita East High School
- Wichita Heights High School
- Wichita North High School
- Wichita Northeast Magnet High School
- Wichita Northwest High School
- Wichita South High School
- Wichita Southeast High School
- Wichita West High School
- Wichita Private High Schools
- GNIS entry for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School; USGS; October 13, 1978.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23.[dead link]
- BCCHS. "Aquila Newsletter". Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- BCHS. "Bishop Carroll School History". Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
- "State Records & State Champions" (ENGLISH). Retrieved 2010-02-05.
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