Second Year Running

Feb. 9-15, 2006
Second Year Running
By Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School staff
SUN photo(s) Photo’s submitted
Bishop Ludden Again Named One of the “Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the Nation”

Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School was founded in 1963 as a Catholic college preparatory high school for young men and women in the Western Region of the Syracuse Diocese. Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, the school is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

National Recognition

For the second year, Bishop Ludden received the elite recognition of being named one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the Nation by the Acton Institute in Grand Rapid, Michigan. The Honor Roll is an independent project of the Acton Institute, an international research and educational organization.

Organized Sports

Students can participate on several varsity, junior carsity and modified sport teams. Bishop Ludden offers 16 “Gaelic Knights” sports for men and women including soccer, tennis, cross country, football, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, track & field, indoor track, golf, lacrosse, hockey (combined with area school teams), swimming (combined with area school teams), wrestling and more.

Highlights

• Full computer technology curriculum.
• Comprehensive programs in vocal and instrumental music.
• Student enrollment for the 2005-2006 year is 716 students.
• Bishop Ludden is committed to our students and continues to provide the necessary tools and programs to challenge each of our students and provide them with every possible educational edge as they prepare to enter life beyond the walls of Bishop Ludden.

Challenging Academics

Bishop Ludden’s curriculum maintains the highest academic standards by challenging each and every student to learn beyond expectation. Because of this, Bishop Ludden students’ score higher than average on state standardized tests and SAT’s and are accepted into elite colleges across the country.

Spiritual Development

Bishop Ludden provides several opportunities for students to become involved in faith-based programs, along with opportunities to serve others. Service is an essential component to our mission. Students are expected to perform service within the community as part of their “faith in action.”

Major Clubs and Organizations

Outside the classroom, Bishop Ludden offers something for everyone. There are a wide range of extracurricular sports, clubs and activities for every student. Students have their choice of 28 major clubs and organizations to develop their talents and social relationships.

Shadow Visit

At Bishop Ludden your child will benefit from our proven record of excellence. During the month of February, prospective students will have the opportunity to Shadow Visit Bishop Ludden. Your child will spend a day with a current Bishop Ludden student who shares similar interests. They will tour the school campus, meet faculty and students, and have lunch. Your child will receive a first hand glimpse of why Bishop Ludden was named one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in America. Please contact the Advancement Office at 468-0053 to schedule a Shadow Visit or for more information.

The Class of 2005

• Earned over $6.1 million dollars in academic and athletic scholarships and grants.
• 93% earned Regents Diplomas
• 53% earned Advanced Regents Diplomas
• 99% attend college
• 2005 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist: Jacob Slowik
• 2005 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students: Peter Gorman, Patrick Hodgens, Eric Hofsommer and Marie Ostrowski
Fast Facts

• Small class sizes, 16:1 student to teacher ratio.
• Bishop Ludden offers nine Advanced Placement Courses in English Literature, English Language, History, Biology, Physics, Calculus, Art, Spanish and Psychology. Advanced Math and Earth Science are also offered in the junior high curriculum.
• Bishop Ludden offers six foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin and Greek.
• Internet access available in every classroom.
• Portable laptop and desktop labs with wireless capacity.
• New 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art fine arts facility.
• Campus ministry program which reaches out to over 65 community agencies.
• Dorothy M. Maione Library Media Center is designated as a New York State Advanced Electronic Doorway Library.
• Newly renovated Science Wing enables students to interact creatively and be engaged in the study of science.
• Travel abroad opportunities.
Upcoming Events

February: Shadow Month and Registration begins for Fall 2006 Admission
March 1: Deadline for Fall 2006 Admission
April 15: Deadline for Fall 2006 Financial Aid application
March 4: Oldies Casino Night and Auction
May 12-13: Annual Spring Musical “Oklahoma”

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