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At a Glance

McNick teachers know their students well--we have a 12:1 student to teacher ratio.

Our students live in 30 area zip codes and attend 49 churches.

Our students earned $32 million in college scholarships in 2020/2021.

Our students volunteer over 15,000 hours of Christian service each year.

92% of our students participate in our 40 clubs and 26 GCL athletic teams.

We have received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in STEM Education for 30 consecutive years.

73% of our faculty holds advanced degrees and they logged over 520 hours of professional development in Summer 2020.

Our students are challenged with 19 Advanced Placement courses and 82% of students scored 3+ on AP tests.

Over 45 Appalachia retreats and over 125 of Kairos retreats have empowered thousands of Rockets for lives of active discipleship.

We have had over 25 OHSAA State Tournament championship appearances.

21 of our students earned National Merit Awards in 2019-2021.

We partner with 3 area universities for College Credit Plus programs.

69% of our students receive financial assistance.

We have 25 fine and performing arts electives.

98% of our students attend college after graduation.

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McNicholas was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1915 as St. Joseph Academy, and was established in 1951 as McNicholas High School, the first co-ed Catholic high school in the Cincinnati area.

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McNicholas welcome three new faculty and staff members.

Please join us in welcoming three new faculty and staff members to the McNicholas family. Mr. Pete Collopy joins the Athletic Department as a strength and conditioning coach, Mrs. Julie Miller has returned to McNicholas as full-time math tutor and co-teacher, and Mrs. Andrea Wheeler joins us as a full-time co-teacher in the English Department.

McNicholas Athletic Director awards the inaugural Bonded Together Award.

Parents, coaches, and student athletes gathered in the Bogenschutz Gym to celebrate an exciting and successful fall sports season. During the Fall Sports Awards program, Athletic Director Drew Schmidt recognized the accomplishments of teams and individuals, applauded the spirit of the Launch Pad and Rocket fans, and thanked the seniors for four-year commitments to their school and their sport.

McNicholas High School student athlete Pierce Taylor who celebrates his intent to continue his athletic career as a Division

Congratulations to student athlete Pierce Taylor who celebrated his intent to continue his athletic career as a Division I wrestler at Ohio University. Pierce is a decorated three-sport athlete and is currently ranked in the Ohio Top 20 for the Class of 2022 wrestlers.

McNicholas celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a bilingual Mass

Over the past month, Hands Across Campus (HAC) has led our community in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing influential Hispanic Americans and their positive impact on society.

McNicholas band wins five first place trophies and Reserve Grand Champion

The Rocket Marching Band started their competition season off with two strong performances at the Lebanon High School Band Invitational and the Goshen Band Invitational, bringing home trophies as Lebanon’s Fan Favorite and Goshen’s Reserve Grand Champion.

McNicholas High School cheerleaders welcome Rockets with sign.

McNicholas is excited to celebrate Homecoming this weekend! We will kick off the celebration with a Homecoming Field Day & Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 8. Weather permitting, the pep rally will be held at Penn Station Stadium beginning at 9:45 a.m. Parents are welcome to join us; students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.

Sadly, due to a COVID cancellation, we are unable to play the Friday evening Homecoming football game. As such, there will be no on-campus activity on Friday evening.

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.