Archbishop Walsh High School

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Archbishop Walsh Academy and Southern Tier Catholic School
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Archbishop Walsh Academy logo
Address
208 North 24th Street
Olean, (Cattaraugus County), New York 14760
United States
Coordinates 42°4′38″N 78°27′43″W / 42.07722°N 78.46194°W / 42.07722; -78.46194Coordinates: 42°4′38″N 78°27′43″W / 42.07722°N 78.46194°W / 42.07722; -78.46194
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
School district Olean Region
Authority Buffalo Diocese
Principal Mr. Thomas Manko
Faculty 22 teachers (K-12)
Grades Pre-K-12
Enrollment 170 (2014)
Average class size 15 students
Student to teacher ratio 7:1
Color(s) Green and White         
Slogan Think Differently
Athletics conference Monsignor Martin Athletic Association
Team name Eagles
Yearbook Aerie
Tuition $6,200 (HS), $3,950 (Elementary)
Communities served Olean, Allegany, Portville, Ellicottville, Salamanca, Bradford PA
Authorizations International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Faculty with advanced degrees 22%
College Admissions Counselor Dr. Leslie Watson
Athletic Director Andy Moore
Website

Archbishop Walsh Academy is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Olean, New York. It is a college preparatory, co-ed, day school, serving students from both New York and Pennsylvania. Southern Tier Catholic School is the Montessori preschool, elementary, and middle school located on the same campus.

Background[edit]

Archbishop Walsh was established in 1958 and is the only Catholic high school in Western New York south of Cattaraugus Creek.[1]Constructed at the height of the Cold War, the building's foundation included a fall out shelter for students and faculty in the event nuclear war found its way to the Enchanted Mountains. Today the shelter is used primarily for storage. Students began a tradition of signing their names in paint on the shelter's walls to memorialize their experience at the school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AWHS. "About Archbishop Walsh". Archbishop Walsh High School website. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-05-11.