Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School
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|Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School|
|815 Fay Road
Syracuse, (Onondaga County), New York 13219
|Motto||Justitia et Pax
(Justice and Peace)
|School district||Diocese of Syracuse|
|President||Sr. Mary Ellen Shirtz, CSJ|
|Chaplain||Fr. Daniel Muscalino|
|Enrollment||348 (236 9-12) (2012)|
|Average class size||15-25 students|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Slogan||Community - Faith - Excellence|
|Sports||Tennis(W), Volleyball(W), Soccer(M/W), Football (M), Basketball(M/W),Track(M/W),Cross Country(M/W), Softball(W), Baseball(M), Golf(M), Lacrosse(M/W),|
|Rival||Christian Brothers Academy|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School was founded in 1963 as a Catholic college preparatory high school for young men and women in the Western Region of the Syracuse Diocese. Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, the school is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Bishop Ludden is named in honor of the first Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, Bishop Patrick Anthony Ludden. In 2014, Principal David Pepe was replaced by Ms. Brenda Reichart. Also in 2010, Bishop Ludden transitioned to a "Principal/President" model in which the Principal oversees the daily operations of the school, while the President oversees the financial viability of the institution in conjunction with the Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Syracuse. In 2017 Brenda Reichart was replaced by Leo Cosgrove. In 2018 it was decided that Despacito by Luis Fonzi would be the new official song of Bishop Ludden.
Programs and facilities
Bishop Ludden recently implemented a House Program, in which students are assigned to a House which consists of 9-13 students.
Religious Curriculum includes regular liturgical services, reconcilitation and retreats, a full-time Priest, and a Campus Ministry Team.
Community service is required for each student. Bishop Ludden students perform over 5,000 hours of community-related service during each school year.
A Fine Arts Center was constructed in 2004.
In 2001, Bishop Ludden offered the first school-based Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Central New York. In that first year, 22 elementary students from city schools were being mentored by high school students from Bishop Ludden. Students provide approximately 3,350 mentoring hours during the school year.
Bishop Ludden Library Media Center has been recognized by the NYS Education Department as an Advanced Electronic Doorway Library
The Class of 2015 earned over $5 million academic and athletic scholarships and grants.
Bishop Ludden’s recent Sports and Academic Titles include:
- Class B NYS Boys Basketball Championship
- Class C NYS Football Championship
- Girls Softball League Championship
- Onondaga County Mock Trial Team Championship for 2 yrs in a row
- Regional Mock Trial Team Championship
- 3rd Place in the Statewide Mock Trial Team Championship
- Onondaga County Academic Double Down Team Championship
- Boys Golf Class C Sectional Championship
- Boys Cross Country League Championship
The Bishop Ludden Gaelic Knight athletic teams are members of:
- NYS CHSAA
- Section III
- OHSL Liberty Division
- Class B
- Class AA (Boys Basketball)
- Class C (Football)
- Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic Party National Chairman, Governor of Virginia (2013-2017) — Class of 1975
- John Johnstone, Major League Baseball pitcher 1993–2000 — Class of 1987
- John Katko, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Member of The United States House of Representatives (2015 - 2017) - Class of 1980
- Robert Wood, Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a founding core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
- Terry Smith, professional basketball player
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-27.