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Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School

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Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School
Justitia et Pax
Justice and Peace
815 Fay Road
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse, New York, (Onondaga County) 13219
United States
Coordinates 43°2′3″N 76°12′27″W / 43.03417°N 76.20750°W / 43.03417; -76.20750Coordinates: 43°2′3″N 76°12′27″W / 43.03417°N 76.20750°W / 43.03417; -76.20750
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1963
School district Diocese of Syracuse
President Sr. Mary Ellen Shirtz, CSJ
Principal Brenda Reichert
Chaplain Fr. Daniel Muscalino
Staff 20
Faculty 64
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 348 (236 9-12) (2012)
Average class size 15-25 students
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Color(s) Green and White         
Slogan Community - Faith - Excellence
Sports Tennis(W), Volleyball(W), Soccer(M/W), Football (M), Basketball(M/W),Track(M/W),Cross Country(M/W), Softball(W), Baseball(M), Golf(M), Lacrosse(M/W),
Mascot Gaelic Knight
Nickname "Ludden"
Rival Christian Brothers Academy
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Yearbook The Mitre
Tuition $5,300-$7,170
Alumni 7200+
Director of Development Andrea Marshall
Director of Campus Ministry Amanda Webster
Athletic Director Peter Cass
Director of Enrollment Management Gallagher Driscoll

Bishop Ludden Junior/Senior High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Syracuse, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. The school is notable as one of the 50 best Catholic schools in the United States in 2005.[2]


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.

Bishop Ludden is named in honor of the first Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, Bishop Patrick Anthony Ludden. In 2014, Principal David Pepe was replaced by Ms. Brenda Reichart. Also in 2010, Bishop Ludden transitioned to a "Principal/President" model in which the Principal oversees the daily operations of the school, while the President oversees the financial viability of the institution in conjunction with the Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Syracuse.

Programs and facilities

Bishop Ludden recently implemented a unique and innovative House Program. Instead of attending traditional home rooms, students are assigned to a House which consists of 9-13 students.

Religious Curriculum includes regular liturgical services, reconcilitation and retreats, a full-time Priest, and a Campus Ministry Team.

Community service is required for each student. Bishop Ludden students perform over 5,000 hours of community-related service during each school year

A State-of-the-art Fine Arts Center was constructed in 2004, and Bishop Ludden is very proud of its Innovative Science and Math enrichment rooms.


Bishop Ludden has been nationally recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools in The United States.

In 2001, Bishop Ludden offered the first school-based Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Central New York. In that first year, 22 elementary students from city schools were being mentored by high school students from Bishop Ludden. Students provide approximately 3,350 mentoring hours during the school year.

Bishop Ludden Library Media Center has been recognized by the NYS Education Department as an Advanced Electronic Doorway Library

The Class of 2015 earned over $5 million academic and athletic scholarships and grants.

Bishop Ludden’s recent Sports and Academic Titles include:

  • Class B NYS Boys Basketball Championship
  • Class C NYS Football Championship
  • Girls Softball League Championship
  • Onondaga County Mock Trial Team Championship for 2 yrs in a row
  • Regional Mock Trial Team Championship
  • 3rd Place in the Statewide Mock Trial Team Championship
  • Onondaga County Academic Double Down Team Championship
  • Boys Golf Class C Sectional Championship
  • Boys Cross Country League Championship

The Bishop Ludden Gaelic Knight athletic teams are members of:

  • Section III
  • OHSL Liberty Division
  • Class B
  • Class AA (Boys Basketball)
  • Class C (Football)

Notable alumni

  • Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic Party National Chairman, Governor of Virginia (2013-2017) — Class of 1975
  • John Johnstone, Major League Baseball pitcher 1993–2000[3] — Class of 1987
  • John Katko, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Member of The United States House of Representatives (2015 - 2017) - Class of 1980
  • Robert Wood, Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a founding core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
  • Paul G. Tremont, President, SRC, Inc. (formerly Syracuse Research Corporation) a not-for-profit research and development company that develops advanced radar, electronic warfare, communications systems; and conducts intelligence consulting and engineering, environmental chemistry, toxicology and risk assessment.


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ "2005 Catholic High School Honor Roll". Catholic High School Honor Roll. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
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