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McNicholas students hold open doors for new students.

Visit campus and experience our close-knit faith-based community firsthand.


Klonne-Schmidt field on the campus of McNicholas High School

Join us for a game in our state-of-the-art athletic complex, affectionately known as Paradise.

McNicholas students in the classroom

Challenge yourself with our adaptable curriculum and achieve your academic best.

Theatre students performing on stage

Be part of our award-winning theatre program.

Students serve at St. John Paul II Catholic Mission

Add to the over 15,000 hours of Christian service volunteered each year by our students. 

McNicholas chaplain teaches theology class

Be inspired through faith formation and academic excellence.

Athletes leaving Penn Station Stadium

Join 92% of our students in participating in our over 40 clubs and 26 GCL athletic programs.

Students building models in architecture class

Express your artistic brilliance through more than 25 art electives.

The Launch Pad, the McNicholas student spirit section, cheers at a football game.

Cheer on our teams as a member of our Launch Pad!


The Archdiocese of Cincinnati requires all 8th grade applicants to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).  

Students may take the test at any participating Catholic high school and indicate on the registration form three high schools in which to send your test scores. McNicholas High School is a testing site.

HSPT Registration

Students sign-up for the HSPT through the Archdiocese registration portal. Confirmation emails will be sent from Scholastic Testing Services (STS).

Registration for the HSPT opens August 1. Test registration fee is $30.  

Register for hspt 

Accommodation Requests 
Students requesting accommodations on the HSPT must indicate the request when registering, submit the accommodation plan to the testing site coordinator, and submit an approval form signed by your grade/middle school principal. 

HSPT Prep Course

McNicholas is offering a practice test and a test prep course to help students prepare for the HSPT.  

The course is full for fall 2023. Please contact the Admissions Office with questions.



Listen to our students explain why they feel so at home at McNicholas High School.

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