Archbishop McNicholas High School

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Archbishop McNicholas High School
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Crest of Archbishop McNicholas High School
6536 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
Coordinates 39°5′10″N 84°22′37″W / 39.08611°N 84.37694°W / 39.08611; -84.37694Coordinates: 39°5′10″N 84°22′37″W / 39.08611°N 84.37694°W / 39.08611; -84.37694
Type Private, parochial, archdiocesan
Motto That Youth May Attain Full Stature in Christ
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1915 (St. Joseph)
1951 (McNicholas)
Authority Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Principal Patricia A. Beckert[1]
Grades 912
Gender Co-ed
Enrollment 650 (2015–16[1])
Color(s) Hunter green and white         
Athletics conference Greater Catholic League Central
Nickname McNick
Team name Rockets
Rival Badin High School (Hamilton, Ohio) Alter High School (Kettering, Ohio) Roger Bacon High School
Accreditation Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Newspaper Milestone

Archbishop McNicholas High School is a parochial high school in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The school was opened in 1951 and named in honor of John T. McNicholas, fifth bishop and third Archbishop of Cincinnati.

In 1915, St. Joseph Academy, an all-girls academy, was opened as a day and boarding school operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille. In 1950 Archbishop McNicholas designated the academy would become the first co-ed parochial high school in Cincinnati. Archbishop McNicholas died defore the school was opened and his successor, Archbishop Karl J. Alter approved on January 15, 1951 that the school be named for Archbishop McNicholas.

The school was purchased from the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati on July 1, 1998.

The geographic district of McNicholas High School is on the eastern side of Hamilton County and extends into Clermont and Brown Counties. 19 Catholic parishes have "feeder" elementary schools where students come from within the district.


The curriculum is accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. 97% of the students attending McNicholas High School further their education in post-secondary schools and colleges. It is required that students have two semester-length theology classes every year at McNicholas, as well as community service hours.

Turning Point Campaign[edit]

A culmination of many different listening sessions and surveys resulted in the realization Archbishop McNicholas High School was in dire need to expand and update campus facilities.

In 1970, a gym was constructed. An auxiliary gym was constructed in 2006. The TurningPoint Capital Campaign set out with the goal of generating $3.5 million necessary to address immediate and crucial needs of the school.

Project Paradise[edit]

After many years of anticipation McNicholas High School Rockets have a home football field. The Penn Station stadium is behind the school in the area known by all alumni as "Paradise". Addition phases will be completed as funds allow. The first phase included the turf field, a 400-meter all weather track, a scoreboard and goal posts, bleachers and a press box.

In the final phase the school will build new restrooms and a concession stand. Eventual plans include the installation of permanent stadium lights, a “field house” with locker rooms, weight room, and a meeting room. [2]

See also: McNicholas Project Paradise Website


Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Other athletic accomplishments[edit]

  • Girls Dance Team state champions - 2007, 2008: Performed in 2009 Orange Bowl[6]

National Championships[edit]

  • Girls Dance Team - 2008 and 2009 [3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:


  1. ^ a b "Catholic High School open house listing". The Catholic Telegraph. 184 (10). Archdiocese of Cincinnati. October 2015. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Archived from the original on 31 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  5. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Girls Basketball". Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
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