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About McNick

McNicholas High School is the premier choice for a coed, Catholic high school education in the Cincinnati area. It is the place to discover your unique, God-given brilliance and put it into action. 

Every student contributes at McNick in an experiential environment of doing — not watching. Customized learning and leadership programs help students make a difference in this close-knit, faith-based community and beyond. 

At McNicholas, students have more opportunities to get involved and make their presence felt.  We offer 45 competitive sports teams, over 40 clubs and extracurriculars, service opportunities, mission trips, award-winning visual and performing arts programs, partnerships with professionals, and a broad array of opportunities for students of every interest and talent.

Through an adaptable curriculum that includes Advanced Placement and college credit classes as well as the SAIL program for identified learners, students of all abilities are challenged to reach their academic best. 

McNicholas Graduate in cap and gown

Profile of the McNicholas Graduate

The McNicholas graduate is committed to:

  • developing a relationship with God and an understanding of the role of Catholic faith in his or her life.
  • pursuing academic excellence, critical thinking, creative problem solving and lifelong learning.
  • leading with compassion and serving others by following the example of Jesus Christ.
  • growing toward Full Stature in Christ.

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We love McNick! The sense of community, faith based education, collective leadership of the school, longevity of key teachers, and focus on communication in classes were the top reasons we chose to send our sons here.Suzette, parent of Class of '22 and '24

What I think is special about McNick is that even though you become close with a wide circle of people, you always see a new face every day. A student can also have great flexibility within the school by choosing classes and joining clubs that suit their passions and desires. They don’t have to take the same classes as everyone else. They are able to personalize how they spend their 4 years at McNick.Carly, Class of '23

McNicholas High School cheerleaders welcome Rockets with sign.

Plans are in the works for a weekend of festivities to celebrate Homecoming! We will kick off the celebration with a Homecoming Field Day & Pep Rally during the school day on Friday, Oct. 8.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. That evening, all members of the McNicholas family are invited to the Homecoming football game at Penn Station Stadium.

McNicholas High School's three National Merit Semifinalists

McNicholas High School is proud to announce that seniors Ethan Koran, Erin McManus, and Jason Munzel are semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program. Semifinalists represent the top 1% of seniors nationwide based on the results of the PSAT/NMSQT test the students took as juniors.