Bishop Fenwick High School (Franklin, Ohio)

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Bishop Fenwick High School
4855 State Route 122
Franklin (Middletown), Ohio, (Warren County), 45005
United States
Coordinates 39°29′32″N 84°17′43″W / 39.49222°N 84.29528°W / 39.49222; -84.29528Coordinates: 39°29′32″N 84°17′43″W / 39.49222°N 84.29528°W / 39.49222; -84.29528
School type private Coed
Motto To reach the heights, aim high
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Denomination Catholic
Established 1952
Oversight Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Principal Andy Barczak
Asst. Principal Michael Hayes
Grades 912
Gender coed
Enrollment 559 (2011)
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus size 66 acres
Color(s) Crimson and Gold         
Fight song Cheer cheer for old Fenwick High, shout to the rafters shout to the sky, with our colors crimson and gold, we will knock our opponents cold, we fight 'em fair boys, we fight 'em square, here come the Falcons better beware, we will win this game tonight so come on boys let's fight fight fight. F-A-L-C-O-N-S Falcons, the best
Athletics conference Greater Catholic League
Mascot Fenwick Falcon
Team name Falcons
Rival Archbishop Alter and Badin
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average SAT scores 565 Verbal; 554 Math
Average ACT scores 25
Newspaper The Fenwick Connection
Yearbook Turres

Bishop Fenwick High School is a parochial high school in Middletown, Ohio, USA. While it is in the city limits of Middletown, it has a Franklin mailing address.


The school was opened August 21, 1952 and named in honor of Edward Dominic Fenwick, first Roman Catholic Bishop of Cincinnati. The first principal was Rev. Julian Krusling. Due to outgrowing the original site, the school moved on November 20, 1962 to Manchester Road in Middletown. The growth continued and in September 2004 the school moved to a new campus, on State Road 122 on the east side of Middletown.


The curriculum is accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. Curriculum levels are Advanced College Preparatory study, College Preparatory and General Studies.

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[2] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[3]


Fenwick's sports teams are sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The boys teams compete in the Greater Catholic League. The girls teams compete in the Girls' Greater Cincinnati League. Fenwick currently has teams in the following athletic sports: Baseball, Basketball (Girls and Boys), Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Inline Hockey, Lacrosse (Girls and Boys), Softball, Soccer (Girls and Boys), Swimming, Tennis (Girls and Boys), Track, Triathlon, Volleyball (Girls and Boys), and Wrestling.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

  • Boys' American football – 1973, 1974[4]
  • Boys' baseball – 1974, 1981[5]
  • Boys' basketball – 1982[6]
  • Girls' track and field – 1993[7]
  • Girls' soccer – 2008[7]
  • Girls' volleyball – 2010[7]
  • Girls' soccer - 2012
  • Boys' volleyball- 2013

Father Chuck[edit]

Father Charles Mentrup (April 17, 1959 – October 31, 2006), known to his students as Father Chuck, or Padre, was the principal of Bishop Fenwick High School from 1997–2005. He is credited with much of the growth of Fenwick and for helping to initiate and speed up the construction of the current school campus. Mentrup was killed in a car accident on October 31, 2006.[8][9]


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". – June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ "OJCL Constitution". – July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. ... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  5. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball A". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  7. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  8. ^ Magan, Christopher (November 1, 2006). "Community mourns 'Father Chuck'". The Middletown Journal. Retrieved February 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ Magan, Christopher (November 1, 2006). "Priest drunk at time of fatal crash while intoxicated, coroner says". The Middletown Journal. Retrieved February 15, 2011. 

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