Archbishop O'Hara High School

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Archbishop O'Hara High School
Kansas City, Missouri, (Jackson County) 64138
United States
Coordinates 38°57′40″N 94°29′35″W / 38.96111°N 94.49306°W / 38.96111; -94.49306Coordinates: 38°57′40″N 94°29′35″W / 38.96111°N 94.49306°W / 38.96111; -94.49306
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1965
Principal hanna mattox
Faculty 39
Grades 912
Enrollment 360 (2012)
 • Grade 9 81
 • Grade 10 81
 • Grade 11 84
 • Grade 12 113
Average class size 20
Student to teacher ratio 14:1
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Athletics conference West Central
Team name Celtics
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper The Celtic Sword
Tuition 7900.00+

Archbishop O'Hara High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Kansas City, Missouri. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The school is also associated with the De La Salle Christian Brothers, and is one of the ministries of the Midwest District of the Brothers.[2]


Archbishop O'Hara High School was established in 1965. It was named after Archbishop Edwin Vincent O'Hara, former Bishop of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.[3]

O'Hara is a college preparatory high school offering AP courses and university credit through Rockhurst University and the University of MO-Kansas City. 100% of its students attend post secondary education with approximately 75% enrolling in four year colleges and universities. O'Hara has had great success in sports since its beginnings with state championships in a variety of sports. Sports offered include football, basketball, swimming, soccer, tennis, golf, wrestling, track, cross country.


The school is planned to be closed following the 2016-2017 school year. A new high school will open in Lee's Summit at the same time and many of the administration and faculty will move to the new school.[4]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ De La Salle Christian Brothers of the Midwest, Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  3. ^ Archbishop O'Hara High School, Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  4. ^ Mike Genet (2014-04-24). "New Catholic high school expected to open in fall of 2016". The Examiner. Retrieved 2015-09-23.