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About McNicholas

Archbishop McNicholas High School promotes a Christ-centered, Catholic community that embraces each student spiritually, intellectually, morally, and physically. We provide a safe, nurturing, creative, and challenging campus where individuals will grow in knowledge and faith. We equip our students with opportunities and experiences that will enable them to achieve excellence, live out gospel values, and attain full stature in Christ.

Fast Facts

  • Our enrollment is 630 students with an average class size of 18 students.
  • Our nickname is the Rockets and our colors are hunter green and white.
  • Our students come from 32 different grade schools and 24 zip codes.
  • 99% of our graduates continue their education.
  • We offer 13 AP courses.
  • 78% of students participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Our athletic teams compete in the GCL Coed League.
  • We offer 25 fine and performing arts electives.
  • $150,000 in financial aid was awarded for the 2013-2014 school year.


Administrative Team


Patricia A. Beckert, Principal

B.A. from Ohio University; M.A. from Wright State University

At McNicholas since 2011  




David Jackson, Executive Director

B.A. from the University of Utah; M.B.A. from George Washington University

At McNicholas since 2013




Mark Doran, Director of Development
B.A. from Villanova University

At McNicholas since 2015


Jean Gelvin, Director of Finance

At McNicholas since 1994





Robert Heise, Director of Athletics

B.A. from Morehead State; M.A. from the University of Tennessee

At McNicholas since 1990




Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth ('94), Director of Campus Ministry

B.A. from Xavier University

At McNicholas since 2000




Shannon Kapp, Director of Communications

B.S. from Butler University

At McNicholas since 2014




Gerard Kissel, Student Moderator

B.A. from the University of Louisville; M.A. from Spalding University in Louisville

At McNicholas since 1989




Christina Mullis, Director of Admissions and Enrollment

B.A. from Xavier University

At McNicholas since 2013




Dan Rosenbaum, Director of Curriculum

B.S. from Xavier University; M.Ed. from University of Cincinnati

At McNicholas since 1995




McNicholas is governed by a Board of Limited Jurisdiction.