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The Coed Advantage

Preparing students academically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially demands an environment that is reflective of the real world.

The Catholic, coed environment at McNicholas uniquely equips our students for the college classroom, the workplace, and beyond by developing cooperation, emotional and logical intelligence, and leadership skills.

Give your student the Coed Advantage.

Male and female students talk and walk down the hallway together.



The coed environment at McNicholas encourages collaboration and communication with the opposite gender. It affords students the opportunity to break down stereotypes and build unity between genders. These experiences and values create the foundation for healthy family and career relationships.


Students and graduates will tell you—the community of McNicholas is like no other. The family atmosphere at McNicholas grows out of the opportunity boys and girls have to learn together, pray together, celebrate together, and serve together.  They experience the ups and down of high school and support each other along the way. Because of the coed environment at McNicholas, social and emotional bonds are forged which help students become accountable, compassionate young people connected to the school and to one another for life.


At McNicholas, both boys and girls grow into academically-sound, faithful young adults who understand that success is the result of hard work, not innate or perceived gender-linked talent. Students discover their values, skills, and strengths in our coed setting where boys and girls learn from each other. School cultures like McNicholas, where all students, regardless of gender, are viewed as capable of succeeding through hard work, produce highly confident and high achieving students.


Sources:  American Psychology Association, Arizona State University T. Denny Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics, The American Council for CoEducational Schooling, Penn State University, Science

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.

Want to learn more?

We would love to share all that McNick has to offer either in person or virtually. Contact us or schedule a visit.

Laurie Carigan

Laurie Carigan

Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Jenni Tumser

Jenni Tumser

Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment