Bishop Carroll Catholic High School

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Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
8101 West Central Avenue [1]
Wichita, Kansas 67212
United States
Coordinates 37°41′34″N 97°26′12″W / 37.692742°N 97.436642°W / 37.692742; -97.436642Coordinates: 37°41′34″N 97°26′12″W / 37.692742°N 97.436642°W / 37.692742; -97.436642
School type Private, Coeducational
Motto Unity ∙ Charity ∙ Faithfulness
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1964
Superintendent Bob Voboril
President Leticia C. Nielsen
Principal Vanessa M. Harshberger
Chaplain Fr. Sam Brand
Grades 9 to 12
Hours in school day 7
Color(s)      Green
Athletics conference GWAL
Mascot Golden Eagle
Nickname "BC," "BCCHS"
Team name Golden Eagles
Rivals Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Newspaper Flyer
Yearbook "Spectrum"
Development Director Karen Gomez
Athletic Director Larry Dostert

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School is a private high school located in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Along with Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, it is one of two Catholic high schools in the city, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita.

Bishop Carroll graduates include 22 priests, 21 sisters, 2 Christian brothers, and one Legionnaire of Christ. 25 alums are in the seminary, 20 for the Diocese of Wichita, making up about 1/3 of the Diocese's seminarians.[3]


Bishop Mark K. Carroll was installed as the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita on May 6, 1947. From there he began to have a vision. He wanted to establish the first Catholic boys' high school in the Wichita Diocese. He immediately began to follow this dream. By September 1962, Bishop Mark Carroll had installed two Catholic boys' high schools, Bishop Carroll being the second. At first, he named the new school Notre Dame High School, but by May 1964, Notre Dame had closed in order for it to be moved to its current location and reopened. The name was then changed to Bishop Mark K. Carroll High School, and classes began on September 8, 1964. Then, in 1971, Bishop Carroll High School merged with Madonna High School, an all-girls school founded by the Sisters Adorers of the Blood of Christ and the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph.[4]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Golden Eagles compete in the Greater Wichita Athletic League and are classified as a 5A school, the second-largest classification in Kansas according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Throughout its history, Bishop Carroll has won many state championships in various sports. Many graduates have gone on to participate in Division I, Division II, and Division III athletics.


Bishop Carroll regularly competes in Debate, Forensics, and Scholar's Bowl. In Scholar's Bowl, Bishop Carroll has won Kansas State High School Activities Association 5A State Championships in 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2014


Bishop Carroll is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and competes in the Greater Wichita Athletic League, which consists of the nine high schools in the city of Wichita. The Eagles' primary rival is Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, located in east Wichita.

State Championships[edit]

State Championships[5]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Cross Country, Boys 10 1986, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Cross Country, Girls 7 1979, 1980, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2010, 2011
Football 3 1978, 2012, 2014
Volleyball 8 1971, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001
Tennis, Girls 2 1978, 2012
Golf, Girls 1 1976
Winter Bowling, Boys 1 2009
Bowling, Girls 2 2005, 2009
Wrestling 4 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
Basketball, Girls 1 2004
Spring Baseball 2 2005, 2012
Softball 13 1979, 1980, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Track and Field, Boys 2 2005, 2014
Track and Field, Girls 1 2011
Total 57

Bishop Carroll Catholic High School offers the following sports:

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GNIS entry for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School; USGS; October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  3. ^ BCCHS. "Aquila Newsletter". Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ BCHS. "Bishop Carroll School History". Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  5. ^ "State Records & State Champions". Archived from the original (English) on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 

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