Bishop Fenwick High School (Franklin, Ohio)
|Bishop Fenwick High School|
|4855 State Route 122
Franklin (Middletown), Ohio, (Warren County), 45005
|School type||private Coed|
|Motto||To reach the heights, aim high|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Cincinnati|
|Asst. Principal||Michael Hayes|
|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|
|Rival||Archbishop Alter and Badin|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average SAT scores||565 Verbal; 554 Math|
|Average ACT scores||25|
|Newspaper||The Fenwick Connection|
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
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
- Boys' American football – 1973, 1974
- Boys' baseball – 1974, 1981
- Boys' basketball – 1982
- Girls' track and field – 1993
- Girls' soccer – 2008
- Girls' volleyball – 2010
- Girls' soccer - 2012
- Boys' volleyball- 2013
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.
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