Quick Facts & FAQs
Our Mission: Restore all things in Christ by educating in the Catholic tradition through prayer, service and study.
Founded: Bishop Watterson High School was opened in 1954
Enrollment: ranges in recent years between 950-1100; 2020-21 enrollment is 927
Faculty: our teaching staff numbers 79 with an average number of years of teaching 21
College Matriculation: 98-99 percent of our graduates go to college after graduation
Ratio: Our student: teacher ratio is 11:1. This includes all staff members who work with students to help them achieve their academic goals, including guidance and intervention staff.
Class of 2020 Stats:
The 160-member Class of 2020 was offered more than $15 million in college merit scholarships. In addition, the class accumulated more than 10,700 hours in service to the community. Members of the class earned 16 perfect ACT scores in individual subjects and will be attending 47 colleges and universities this fall.
Class of 2019 Stats:
The 239-member Class of 2018 was offered $24 million in college merit scholarships. In addition, the class amassed more than 18,500 hours in service in their communities. Members of the class were accepted at 147 colleges and universities and will be attending 55 of those schools.
Class of 2018 Stats:
The 259-member Class of 2018 was offered $33 million in college merit scholarships. In addition, 66% of the class did service in their communities outside of the Sophomore Service Project, amassing nearly 25,000 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register my child for BWHS?
Register online here.
How do I visit the school?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not holding an 8th grade visit or hosting a fall Open House in 2020. However, we have created a Virtual Open House which includes a new virtual tour as well as information from numerous staff members. CLICK HERE to attend!
How do I schedule a tour?
Contact Mary Kate Campbell, Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an individual visit and tour.
Can my child sit in on a class to see what BWHS is like?
Unfortunately due to social distancing requirements we cannot host students in class at this time.
What scholarships and Financial Aid are available?
- All families are encouraged to complete a FACTS form to be eligible for tuition assistance. To apply, click here.
- Additional scholarships are available for students to apply. For more information in regards to scholarships click here.
Where do I have to live in order to go to BWHS?
The location of the residence of the student’s legal guardian is used to determine the assigned high school. This is defined by the specific street address, not the general zip code area. (Diocesan Policy 5117.0) A waiver to attend a high school outside of your assigned area may be granted under certain conditions. To apply for a waiver, contact the principal.
Families that live in the boundaries of the following parishes are eligible to attend Bishop Watterson:
- Our Lady of Peace
- Immaculate Conception
- Saint Agatha
- Saint Andrew
- Saint Brendan, Hilliard
- Saint Brigid of Kildare, Dublin
- Saint Mary, Delaware
- Saint Michael, Worthington
- Saint Timothy
- Holy Name
- Sacred Heart
- Saint Francis of Assisi
- Saint Joan of Arc, Powell
- Saint Peter
I am interested in having my child transfer to BWHS, who do I talk to?
If you have a student interested in transferring from another high school, contact Mary Kate Campbell, Director of Admissions, email@example.com, to discuss transfer eligibility.
Do I need to submit a letter of recommendation with my application?
If you are NOT currently a student at one of the nine Bishop Watterson Feeder Schools (Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Peace, St. Agatha, St. Andrew, St. Brendan, St. Brigid, St. Mary Delaware, St. Michael, St. Timothy) you will need to submit a letter from a current teacher, administrator or guidance counselor to Mary Kate Campbell, Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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