Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School

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Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School
601 McKinley Parkway
Buffalo, New York, (Erie County) 14220
United States
Coordinates 42°50′54″N 78°49′6″W / 42.84833°N 78.81833°W / 42.84833; -78.81833Coordinates: 42°50′54″N 78°49′6″W / 42.84833°N 78.81833°W / 42.84833; -78.81833
Type All-Male
Motto Fortes In Fide
(Strong in the Faith)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Patron saint(s) St. Francis of Assisi
Established 1946
Founder John Francis O'Hara
President Kevin P. McLaughlin
Principal Michele Battin
Chaplain Father James Monaco
Faculty 40
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 280 (2016)
Campus type Single Building
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Fight song Lift Up the Green & the Gold
Athletics 16, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman
Athletics conference Monsignor Martin Athletic Association
Sports football, soccer, golf, bowling, hockey, basketball, cross country, track and field, baseball, lacrosse, crew
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers
Rival St. Francis High School
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication The Juvenalist (literary magazine)
Newspaper The Tidings
Yearbook The Talisman
Alumni 8,000+

Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School (formerly Bishop Timon High School) is a Roman Catholic Franciscan high school for young men located at 601 McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, New York. Bishop Timon High School, as it was originally known, was founded in 1946.


In 1946, the school officially opened its doors with a class of 76 freshmen. For three years, Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School was temporarily housed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Buffalo's old First Ward. On September 6, 1949, Timon moved into its current home on McKinley Parkway with an enrollment of approximately 800 young men. In June 1950, Bishop O'Hara awarded diplomas to Bishop Timon's first graduating class. The school was named Bishop Timon after Buffalo's first bishop, John Timon. In 1993, the school added St. Jude to its name.[2]

Bishop Timon High School was founded by Roman Catholic priests of the Franciscan Order Minor, with the idea of providing a quality education at an affordable cost for the largely working-class Irish-American community within the proximity of its South Buffalo neighborhood location. The Franciscan commitment to the needs of the area was the impetus for opening this all-boys college preparatory high-school to the local neighborhood's mostly blue-collar residents.


The one building campus of the school is located at 601 McKinley Parkway which holds a new 6,000 square foot (540 m²) Center For Media & The Arts. This area maintains a working sound recording studio. It also is home to music and art studios, a graphic design lab, a video production lab, and a photography darkroom. In 2003, Timon High School opened the Science and Pre-Engineering Center. An Advanced Placement Conference & Technology room was also built, allowing the school to use distance learning with other schools through conferencing software.[citation needed]

Timon opened a Freshman Annex located on Como Ave. named after Monsignor Nash of Holy Family Parish to accommodate its growing enrollment during its peak years of the 60s and 70s. The Annex closed in 1977.

Clubs and activities[edit]


Brian Pilarski - Maryvale Union Free School District Board of Education Vice President

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ BTSJHS. "History of Bishop Timon". Bishop Timon St. Jude High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01.