McNicholas is excited to announce the Big Read for Summer 2021, What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hannah-Attisha.
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.
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.
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
Congratulations to our newest graduates who received their diplomas at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center.
SAIL students connected with 69 alumni between the Classes of 1960 and 1972 through a pen pal program.
After 45 years of service, Mr. John Norman taught his last class at McNicholas High School and exited the school building amidst the cheering of students and staff.
Congratulations to freshman artist Lucy Timko whose artwork was selected as one of twelve designs for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Bicentennial Holy Cards.
Senior Bella Dawson received the Spirit of Sr. Dorothy Stang Award for exemplifying Sr. Dorothy’s values, including outreach to others and care for creation.
Ms. Mel Gaskins, recent recipient of the Scholastic Educators Art Award, and her Architecture students tested the design of their egg drop contraptions.
COVID may have put a stop to our traditional annual Art Show, but it has not limited the creativity, productivity, or talent of our Rocket artists!
Three student athletes participated in an additional celebratory Signing Day, making a total of 12 student athletes from the Class of 2021 to commit to college-level sports.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Top 10 who were honored at an Academic Signing celebration.
Thirteen students, who were inducted to the Science National Honor Society in September, have spent the school year providing science-related service.
Twenty-three students were recognized for the ways that their artistic talents and creativity make our world more beautiful.
Senior Anna Rahner has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, landing her among the top 0.0002% of graduating seniors in the United States.
At McNicholas, we partner with professionals to give our students opportunities that build on classroom learning.
The juniors and seniors celebrated Prom on Saturday, April 25 at Paul Brown Stadium with a fun night of dinner, dancing, and casino games.
McNicholas theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to sold out audiences.
Rockets earn Superior and Excellent ratings in the Ohio Music Education Spring Solo & Ensemble Competition.
On National Signing Day, McNicholas celebrates six student athletes and their intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Morgan Vogler, Class of 2017, speaks to faculty and students about taking steps toward sustainable living.
Senior Isabella Bonner wins a Silver Medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition for her exceptional work in ceramics.
The McNicholas St. Vincent de Paul Youth Conference helps members grow in compassionate leadership through service learning.
McNicholas celebrates its 125th Kairos retreat.
Students team up with CancerFree KIDS to fundraise for and spread awareness about childhood cancer. Rockets raised over $15,000.
Jakob Tucker places second in the Ohio Poetry Out Loud competition.
Seniors Ayden Bailey and Aimee Gauger are crowned king and queen of the 69th annual Mardi Gras.
The gym floor inside McNicholas High School’s Larry Bogenschutz Gymnasium is named in honor of longtime basketball coach Jerry Doerger.
Rockets present projects in COVID-safe science fair.
Freshmen Amanda Braig and Taylor Ferenc and junior Shannon Whitely win Poetry Slam contest.
Seniors Ian Philips and Madison Isaacs named Captain and Maid of Honor of the 69th annual Mardi Gras Ball.
McNicholas Board of Limited Jurisdiction votes unanimously to approve a motion in favor of naming the main gym floor in honor of Coach Jerry Doerger.
Rockets celebrate Martin Luther King Day by participating in a service learning opportunity through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Ozanam Center.
McNicholas recognizes three seniors on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.