Moeller High School

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Moeller High School
Moeller High School seal.png
9001 Montgomery Road[1]


Coordinates39°13′12″N 84°21′30″W / 39.22000°N 84.35833°W / 39.22000; -84.35833Coordinates: 39°13′12″N 84°21′30″W / 39.22000°N 84.35833°W / 39.22000; -84.35833
School typePrivate Comprehensive, Parochial, College-preparatory high school
MottoNova bella elegit Dominus[7][8]
(Latin: "The Lord has chosen new wars")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 1958; 64 years ago (1958-09)[9]
School districtRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati
CEEB code361033[4]
PresidentJ. Marshall Hyzdu[2]
PrincipalCarl Kremer [3]
Enrollment856 (2018–19[needs update][6])
Average class size22.4[5]
Student to teacher ratio12:1[5]
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Navy Blue and gold[7]   
Slogan"Be ReMarkable"
SongCrusaders' Anthem[7]
Fight songBlue and Gold Fight Song[7]
Athletics conferenceOHSAAGCL South
AccreditationOhio Catholic Accrediting Association[5]
PublicationThe Squire
NewspaperThe Crusader
YearbookThe Templar

Moeller High School (/ˈmlər/ MOH-lər), known as Moeller, is a private, all-male, college-preparatory high school in the suburbs of Cincinnati, in Hamilton County, Ohio. It is currently one of four all-male Catholic high schools in the Cincinnati area.


Archbishop Moeller High School was established in Fall 1958 when Archbishop Karl J. Alter appointed Monsignor Edward A. McCarthy and Brother Paul Sibbing, S.M., to supervise the planning and construction of a new high school near Montgomery, Ohio. Funds for the school were provided by Catholic parishioners in the Cincinnati area as part of the Archbishop's High School Fund Campaign. Archbishop Alter named the school Archbishop Moeller High School to commemorate the fourth Archbishop of Cincinnati, Henry K. Moeller.[9]

Moeller High School opened its doors in September 1960, along with La Salle High School, a fellow Cincinnati Archdiocesan school. Marianist Brother Lawrence Eveslage, S.M., was appointed the first principal, and the faculty consisted of Marianist priests and brothers as well as laity. Moeller High School's first class graduated in 1964. Since then, over 6,000 graduates have become Moeller High School alumni.[9]

When it opened its doors in 1960, Moeller High School received students from over 15 parishes in the northeastern part of the Greater Cincinnati area, drawing from Roger Bacon High School and Purcell Marian High School, two other all-male comprehensive Cincinnati Archdiocesan schools. Moeller High School now accepts students from beyond its traditional boundaries, using a three-tiered system of enrollment.[10]


Laptop program[edit]

Starting with the freshman class of 1999, Moeller High School adopted a new laptop program. All freshmen are required to lease laptops through the program to assist in education.[11] Leasing costs are included as part of school tuition. The laptops are equipped to use the new network installed in the school, and teachers are encouraged to use the laptops to do more in the classroom. Common uses for the laptops include writing papers, doing research (using both the Internet and the school's reference systems), and presenting projects. Many textbooks have been replaced by electronic versions. Starting with the class of 2012, students began leasing Tablet PCs rather than standard laptops, allowing them to take notes within OneNote without needing to type.[citation needed]

Art program[edit]

The Moeller art program is a nationally recognized four-year program which culminates in Advanced Placement Studio Art and Art History.[12] The program is led by department chair Jacquelyn Sommer,[13][14] The program is based on extensive use of the sketchbook,[15] as well as drawing from direct observation, as opposed to copying photographs. Each year the graduating class earns 1–3 million dollars in scholarship offers from top Visual Arts, Architecture, and Design universities.[12][14]

School publications[edit]

The Crusader[edit]

It features eight-to-twelve pages, two of which have full color, and a variety of content, including news, features, sports, and cultural information. The Journalism I and Journalism II classes are primarily responsible for reporting, writing, and designing the paper. Students outside of these classes are also encouraged to submit story ideas and content. All content is approved by the school's administration before it is published. In 2009, The Crusader moved from a quarterly to a monthly publication.

In 2008, The Crusader won First Place[clarification needed], the second-highest honor a high school newspaper can receive from the American Scholastic Press Association.[16] The contest judged The Crusader on writing, layout, and visual quality.

The Squire[edit]

The Squire is a student literary journal that features stories, poems, and essays written by Moeller students. It is printed annually, and all students may submit to The Squire at any time. The magazine also features student artwork. Selected works for publication are chosen by Moeller's Creative Writing Club, who also edit and publish the journal each year.


During the 1970s and 1980s, the football team won five national titles and many other championships.[17] Moeller's success under football head coach Gerry Faust led in part to an Ohio High School Athletic Association rule prohibiting out-of-state students from competing in sanctioned games (see Alerding v. Ohio High School Athletic Association).[18] The football team again reached success by winning back to back Ohio State Championships in 2012 and 2013.

The baseball team produced Major League Baseball players Barry Larkin, Ken Griffey Jr., and Adam Hyzdu. The Crusaders to Division I state baseball championships in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Since 1992, the Moeller basketball team has won/shared 9 conference titles. Since 1999 Moeller Basketball has won 3 State Titles while going to 4 State Final Fours. In 2004, led by 5 starters who would go on to play NCAA Division I basketball, Moeller reached as high as the top 10 in USA Today's national poll. Since 2000, the Moeller Basketball Program has sent more than a dozen players on to play NCAA Division I Basketball.[citation needed]

The lacrosse team has won three state titles and have been a constant force in the state and midwest. The team appeared in 5 consecutive state finals from 1989-1993 and finished as State Champions in 1992 & 1993 and were State Runner-Up in 1989, 1990 and 1991. The Crusaders returned to the State Finals in 2017 and capped off the season with a 10-game winning streak by defeating Cleveland St. Ignatius, 9-8 in double overtime to capture the programs first State Championship in 24 years and the first ever sanctioned OHSAA Division I Lacrosse State Championship.[19][20]

Moeller High School's athletic teams – with the exception of boxing, skiing, and volleyball – are sanctioned by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and compete in the Greater Catholic League South, along with Elder, St. Xavier and La Salle High Schools.[21] The Greater Catholic League, more commonly known as the GCL, is often considered one of the premier high school conferences in the country.[22]

Recently[when?], Moeller unveiled plans to build a multipurpose stadium on campus (named Gerry Faust Athletic Complex with an 8-foot bronze statue honoring him at the entrance); however, the plan faced strong criticism from neighboring homeowners, and Moeller's request to change the zoning regulation was denied. Moeller has appealed.[23] As of March 2008, the football field portion is fully completed and ready for immediate use. Moeller's football team has formerly played home games at Galbreath Field in Kings Mills and the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium before moving to Lockland Stadium in 2009.[24] Moeller High School's gymnasium, featuring two JumboTron screens, was named one of the top places for high school basketball by USA Today.[citation needed]

OHSAA team championships[edit]

Non-OHSAA championships[edit]

  • Lacrosse – 1992, 1993, (Ohio High School Lacrosse Association)
  • Volleyball – 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2018, [31] 2021, 2022 (Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association)
  • Rugby – 2010
  • Ultimate Frisbee  – 2018[31]

The 2007 title went to the second team in Ohio high school boys' volleyball history to go undefeated.[32]

Lacrosse became a sanctioned OHSAA sport beginning with the 2016-17 academic year.[33]

Volleyball will become a sanctioned OHSAA sport beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Notable alumni[edit]








Notable faculty and staff[edit]


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