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Student Life

As McNicholas, we know that authentic learning can take place both inside and outside of the classroom, and that a student’s life is about so much more than what goes on during the school day.

From the excitement of musicals to the intensity of Academic Team meets, from the activism of the Ecology Club to the leadership of CREW, from the pride of Homecoming to the glamour of prom, our students take part in a wide range of activities that make them feel at home. 

Students have countless opportunities to discover and develop their interests and to make their presence felt. For every interest and talent, there are opportunities to contribute and lead. And all within the nurturing environment of our signature, close-knit community that looks out for each other and sticks together. 

Students play tug-of-war at Homecoming pep rally.
Seniors pose as a friend takes a picture of them in their college-decorated skirts.
Student dances at Prom with a crowd around him.
Students paint parking spots.
Student celebrate last day of school by throwing color power on each other.
Students perform dance moves during a pep rally.

We all have great memories of the four years we spent there...from sports events to dances and gatherings, we loved every minute. We all made lifelong friends and that is my hope for my daughter.

Elizabeth, Alumna &
Parent of Class of '23

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.

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