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Annual Fund

Your gift helps us fund scholarships and tuition assistance, provide our students with customized learning pathways, teach timeless values, and preserve and enhance our facilities and traditions. 

The McNicholas Annual Fund makes it possible to continue the mission of McNicholas High School through vital unrestricted giving. Annual gifts of any size to the Annual Fund are put to work immediately and support our ongoing operations. 

Funding “the gap”

The difference between what it actually costs to educate a McNicholas student and what we charge in tuition is what we call “The Gap.” We are only able to fund this gap through your support and generosity.

Fulfilling our mission

Gifts to our Annual Fund also enable us to continue to fulfill the mission of enrolling students from all walks of life, ensuring affordability, attracting the best teachers, and providing the learning spaces, experiences, and opportunities that make a McNick education unique. 

Choosing your area of support

Annual gifts to the McNicholas may be directed toward any number of our immediate priorities:

  • Most Critical Need
  • Athletics
  • Campus Ministry/Christian Service
  • Facilities
  • Performance and Visual Arts
  • Tuition Assistance

Not sure where to give?
A gift to the McNicholas Annual Fund Most Critical Need provides the school with the flexibility needed to address critical and emerging needs. Make your gift to the McNicholas Annual Fund today.


John Jorden

John Jorden

Director of Development
Annette McHugh

Annette McHugh

Development Coordinator
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.