Bishop Watterson High School (Columbus, Ohio)

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Bishop Watterson High School
Logo of Bishop Watterson High School.png
99 East Cooke Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214
United States
Coordinates 40°2′55″N 83°0′59″W / 40.04861°N 83.01639°W / 40.04861; -83.01639Coordinates: 40°2′55″N 83°0′59″W / 40.04861°N 83.01639°W / 40.04861; -83.01639
School type Private High School
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1954
Oversight Diocese of Columbus
Principal Chris Campbell
Teaching staff 87
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1100 (2008)
Color(s) Cardinal red and Vegas Gold         
Athletics conference Central Catholic League
Mascot Eagle
Team name Eagles
Rival St. Francis DeSales High School
Average SAT scores 1710
Average ACT scores 25.6
Yearbook Eagle Spirit
Tuition $30,000

Bishop Watterson High School is a parochial, college preparatory high school located in Columbus, Ohio.


Bishop Watterson High School, founded in 1954 under the auspices of the Diocese of Columbus, is a co-educational college preparatory institution serving the Central Ohio area. Bishop Watterson High School was the first co-educational diocesan high school in Franklin County. It opened its doors in the fall of 1954 in honor of Bishop John Ambrose Watterson, the second Bishop of Columbus who served until April 17, 1899.

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[1] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[2]


Sports that are offered include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, diving, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling. Watterson does not have their own football stadium due to lack of space. Instead Watterson rents out the football field at Columbus North International School for their home games.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive Board Pre-File Application". — June 2007. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ "OJCL Constitution". — July 2002. Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2002. Retrieved August 16, 2010. ... by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL. 
  3. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  5. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 

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