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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A
Bishop Watterson High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Columbus, OH. It has 947 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $10,175 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 86% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,175
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid

Bishop Watterson High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
65 responses
Average ACT
29
216 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
  • Football games
    34%
  • Senior class retreat
    26%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Theater Shows, Band and Choir concerts
    5%
  • Parties
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
947
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
Poll
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
Poll
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$51,612
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,000
National
$184,700
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Exemplary focus upon Christ and serving the world by evangeling others to Catholic Christianity with thought, word, and deed. The commitment to the mission is apparent from administrators, teachers and staff. Parents and other family members are highly involved and effective in transmitting the culture of dedication to the faith. Students are engaged, successful and appreciative. Our senior has had the best high school experience we could have imagined. We are forever blessed by, and grateful for, the "Watty" years!
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Bishop Watterson High School is a Roman Catholic High School. It is great because you get to learn about your faith and you are able to talk openly about your faith questions. This is something that cannot be done at most public schools due to the freedom of religion in the First Amendment. The classes are harder than the average public school. This is advantageous because I will be more prepared for the rigorous lifestyle in college. The teachers are caring yet strict. This instills manners into the students at Bishop Watterson High School.
Though there are many advantages to attending Bishop Watterson for High School, there are some disadvantages as well. Since it is a religious High School, it is hard to talk about controversial topics in a classroom setting. This is hard for high school students because this is the age in which students begin to formulate their beliefs and values and want to debate said beliefs.
I rate Bishop Watterson a 4/5 stars because of its sense of community. The school is very inclusive and allows every student to participate in fun events, everyday learning, and extracurriculars. Students are encouraged to join sports, clubs, the drama, etc., allowing them to feel comfortable to step outside of their comfort zone. I personally have enjoyed attending BWHS because not only do I feel prepared in my academics going forward, but I also feel that I have gained a knowledge of what community is all about through the example of the people throughout this school.