Lehman Catholic High School

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Lehman Catholic High School
2400 St. Marys Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365-8902
United States
Coordinates 40°18′47″N 84°10′21″W / 40.31306°N 84.17250°W / 40.31306; -84.17250Coordinates: 40°18′47″N 84°10′21″W / 40.31306°N 84.17250°W / 40.31306; -84.17250
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established July 1,1970
Oversight Sisters of Charity
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati
President Michael Barhorst
Principal Denise Staufer[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 200 (2017–18[1])
Color(s) Royal blue and gold
Athletics conference Northwest Central Conference
Team name Cavaliers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Newspaper The Cavalier Crier
Yearbook Cavalcade

Lehman Catholic High School is a co-educational, Roman Catholic high School owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and located in Sidney, Ohio. The school history dates back to 1889 as Holy Angels High School, and the current school was named after Monsignor Edward C. Lehman during the 1970 consolidation of Holy Angels and Piqua Catholic High Schools. The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati have served the school since 1889. As of 2017, the school principal is Denise Stauffer.[1]


The current building in which houses Lehman today was built in 1954 as Holy Angels High School and five additional classrooms were added in 1965. In 1970 a second building for a football locker room and bus garage was constructed, and later in the fall Holy Angels and Piqua Catholic High School joined to form Lehman Catholic High School. A few more projects were completed, such as the construction of an observatory with a 16 inch Newtonian Telescope in 1993, and a 52,000+ square foot gymnasium, a computer center, updated science labs, media center and facilities for music in 1997. Recently, Lehman has undergone Renovation for STEM+MM along with the addition of new classes starting in the summer of 2016, and is expected to be completed in 2017-2018. [3]


Advanced Placement program in Calculus, English, Foreign Language, Biology, Chemistry, and College-preparatory in all other subject areas for grades 9-12. The school has received several governor's awards for science, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.Voted one of the best schools. Lehman includes three academic tracks: Advanced College Preparatory, College Preparatory, and Career Studies.


Athletics play an integral role in the life of Lehman students. The school fields 18 varsity sports including: Soccer (men's & women's), volleyball (women's), football, Tennis (men's & women's), Cross-Country (men's & women's), Basketball (men's & women's), Swimming/Diving (men's & women's), Track (men's & women's), Softball, Baseball, Wrestling, and Golf (men's). The school's mascot, the Cavalier has been in use since the school's merger in July 1970. Prior to the consolidation, the Cavaliers were the name of the former Piqua Catholic High School's football, basketball and baseball teams while the former Sidney Holy Angels High School basketball and baseball teams were known as the Wings. The original Cavalier logo was inspired by a drawn caricature in 1950 depicting Jose Ferrer as Cyrano de Bergerac noted especially for its long nose. It was used throughout the 1950s and 1960s by the former Piqua Catholic and was later incorporated during Lehman's early years. The current logo is an image of a blue broad brimmed hat above two criss-crossed swords fronted by the team's emblem...with a secondary logo, the gold colored letters "LC" (interconnected with each other) with a royal blue background is used in sporting gear such as football helmets, polo shirts, ballcaps and related promotional items. Lehman's music program includes its marching and concert bands and the Lehman Limelighters song and dance troupe. Ryan Wendel is the current director.

State championships[edit]

  • Boys cross country - 1980
  • Boys golf – 1974
  • Girls volleyball – 2000, 2005, 2010[4]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "High School Open House Guide". The Catholic Telegraph. 186 (10). Archdiocese of Cincinnati. October 2017. p. 17.
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  3. ^ http://www.lehmancatholic.com/LehmanataGlance.aspx
  4. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2010-11-13.