Bishop Ward High School

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Bishop Ward High School
Bishop Ward HS Seal.png
708 North 18th Street [1]
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
United States
Coordinates 39°6′47″N 94°39′2″W / 39.11306°N 94.65056°W / 39.11306; -94.65056Coordinates: 39°6′47″N 94°39′2″W / 39.11306°N 94.65056°W / 39.11306; -94.65056
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Francis of Assisi
Established 1908
President Thomas Schrader
Principal Karen Hopson
Grades 9 to 12
Color(s) White and Black         
Athletics conference Kaw Valley League
Mascot Cyclone
Team name Cyclones
Rival Piper High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Newspaper Outburst

Bishop Ward High School is a private, coed, Roman Catholic high school in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.


Bishop Ward High School was established in 1908 as Catholic High School at 1236 Sandusky, Kansas City, Kansas. In 1931, during the Great Depression, the current building was built at 708 North 18th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, and the school was renamed Bishop Ward High School. It is named after Bishop John Ward.

Currently Bishop Ward is a Catholic college preparatory high school. [3]


Bishop Ward High School has a long history of success in athletics especially on the baseball diamond. The boys' baseball team has claimed 12 state titles, six of which came consecutively from 2003 to 2008.[4] The football team won two state titles in 1971 and 1973.[5] The boys' basketball team won a state title in 1938.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

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  1. ^ GNIS for Bishop Ward 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. ^ Sister Maureen Craig. "The History of Bishop Ward High School". Archived from the original on 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  4. ^ KSHAA Baseball History
  5. ^ KSHAA Football History
  6. ^ KSHAA Basketball History

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