Archbishop McNicholas High School
|Archbishop McNicholas High School|
Crest of Archbishop McNicholas High School
6536 Beechmont Ave.
|Type||Private, parochial, archdiocesan|
|Motto||That Youth May Attain Full Stature in Christ|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Established||1915 (St. Joseph Academy)|
1951 (Archbishop McNicholas High School)
|Authority||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati|
|Color(s)||Hunter green and white|
|Athletics conference||Greater Catholic League Central|
|Rival||Badin High School (Hamilton, Ohio) Alter High School (Kettering, Ohio) Roger Bacon High School|
|Accreditation||Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association|
Archbishop McNicholas High School is a coed school in the neighborhood of Mt. Washington in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The school was opened in 1951 and named in honor of John T. McNicholas, Archbishop of Cincinnati.
In 1915, St. Joseph Academy, an all-girls academy, was opened as a day and boarding school operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille. In 1950, Archbishop John T. McNicholas designated the academy would become the first co-ed parochial high school in Cincinnati. Archbishop McNicholas died defore the school was opened and his successor, Archbishop Karl J. Alter approved on January 15, 1951 that the school be named for Archbishop McNicholas.
The geographic district of Archbishop McNicholas High School is on the eastern side of Hamilton County and extends into Clermont and Brown Counties.
The curriculum is accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association. 99% of the students attending McNicholas High School further their education in post-secondary schools and colleges. It is required that students have two semester-length theology classes every year at McNicholas, as well as community service hours.
Students enjoy small class sizes with a 12:1 student/teacher ratio.
After many years of anticipation McNicholas High School Rockets have a home football field. The Penn Station stadium is behind the school in the area known by all alumni as "Paradise". Addition phases will be completed as funds allow. The first phase included the turf field, an all weather track, a scoreboard and goal posts, bleachers and a press box.
In the final phase the school will build new restrooms and a concession stand. Eventual plans include the installation of permanent stadium lights, a “field house” with locker rooms, weight room, and a meeting room.
On August 24, 2018, the community celebrated the first football game under the newly installed stadium lights. The stadium lights marked a major and long-awaited improvement to the athletic complex.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- Men's Soccer – 1984
- Baseball – 1998
- Men's Golf - 2016 
- Women's Basketball – 2001
- Women's Soccer - 2014
- Individual Track- 2006, Cat Humphries, 100 m dash and 2007, Cat Humphries, 200 m dash
- Individual Swimming- 1989, 1990, Tina Silbersack, 100 yd butterfly
- High Kite Flying - 1979, 2003
District and Regional Championships
- Men's Basketball (District)1974, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999 (Regional) 1974, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1995
- Women's Basketball (District) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 (Regional) 2001
- Men's Volleyball (District) 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016 (Regional) 2008, 2014, 2016
- Women's Volleyball (District) 1975, 1976, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Women's soccer District 2013,2014,2016 Regional 2014
Other athletic accomplishments
- Girls Dance Team state champions - 2007, 2009, 2015, 2016. Performed in 2009 Orange Bowl
- Girls Dance Team - 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016 
Notable alumni include:
- Larry Cipa (1969) - football player (NFL)
- Kevin Huber (2004) - football player, Cincinnati Bengals
- Katie McClellan (2005) - actress
- Tom Mooney (1970) - educator, President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
- Jean Schmidt (1970) - former US House Representative for the second district of Ohio.
- Pat Tabler (1976) - baseball player (MLB)
- Bob Wiesenhahn (1957) - basketball player (NBA and Cincinnati Bearcats - National Championship Team)
- Myles Bailey (2018) - an icon
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