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; 2018-19 enrollment is 906
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 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?
We have multiple ways you can visit Bishop Watterson:
Open House – Come join us on November 24, 2019 anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to tour the school, talk to teachers, coaches and administrators. Deacon Campbell, the principal, will be speaking at 2:00 p.m.
8th Grade Visit – All 8th grade feeder school classes are invited to come to Bishop Watterson on a group visit during the school day. More information will be provided by the feeder schools.
Individual Visit – If you are unable to attend the Open House, contact Mary Kate Campbell, Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org, to set up a day to visit.
How do I schedule a tour?
Contact Mary Kate Campbell, Director of Admissions, email@example.com, to schedule an individual visit and tour.
Can my child sit in on a class to see what BWHS is like?
Yes! If your student would like to experience a day at Bishop Watterson through the eyes of an Eagle, we encourage them to shadow a current BWHS student for one class period or the entire day; the choice is yours. Register to Shadow an Eagle by clicking here.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss transfer eligibility.