A trending pattern of public school students transferring to Central New York’s Bishop Ludden Jr-Sr High School is explained through 10 points including smaller, more immersive classes and a wider variety of extra offerings outside the average school day.

Our go-to news outlets detail lower test scores and declining graduation rates. They show pictures and stats to highlight bully-provoked harassment and drug abuse.

What’s the difference between a potentially volatile or inconsistent learning environment to a location that protects, provides and propels teens to an elevated education?

On average, it’s just 7 miles.

That is the distance from most public schools in the surrounding Syracuse area to Bishop Ludden Jr-Sr High School’s front door.

But what’s to be gained in such a short span?

Smaller Class Sizes

An 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio ensures teens receive individualized attention and mentoring for optimal educational understanding and growth.

Accepted at Top Colleges

A rich education with excellent marks and a well-balanced portfolio of activities gives Bishop Ludden seniors plenty of information to create robust college applications. Well-respected, top-ranked schools are known to extend offers and scholarships to graduates.

Opportunities for Leadership

Organized, student-run councils serve as a way to help shape and engage with Bishop Ludden and its community on a deeper level, all while enhancing your college application. Student government, National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) are among the available offerings.

Non-Bullying Policy

Bishop Ludden holds a firm zero-tolerance standard for harassment in any given form and extinguishes incidents before they can develop into harmful situations. Staff proactively enforces a safe and secure location for every student.

Parent Involvement in the Learning Process

Bishop Ludden families are given unique opportunities to contribute directly to the students’ education and extracurricular activities through special volunteer openings. With certain events ranging in time commitment, parents can pick which volunteer placements work best for their schedules to show their school spirit and support.

100% Graduation Rate

Teachers and counselors make it their personal objectives to provide students with the necessary tools, study material and a academic support to remind teens they are not alone on their journey to a school diploma.

Access to Extra Curricular Activities

Professors and professionals lead clubs that encourage a balanced and comprehensive learning experience. Sign up for one, or several, of the 25 diverse options, including Anti-Bullying Club, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Peer Ministry, Student Council, Student Ambassadors.

Sports Team

Three tiers of athletic contribution: Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity, ensure self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle – all in a team building setting with no requirement of previous skill or game knowledge. With 35 different sport outlets, everyone can represent the Knights with hustle and pride.

27-Acre School Campus

A well-maintained foot path scrolls through the vibrant green stretch of campus landscape for easy navigation to a multitude of course classrooms which are comfortable in size to accommodate students’ needs and the latest tech teaching tools.

Faith-Centered Community

Through educational ministry, Bishop Ludden promotes, develops and appreciates the sacredness of the whole person. While in an environment that fosters spiritual growth, students acquire critical thinking skills and begin to establish positive morals to use well beyond high school.

Schedule a school tour today to see the Bishop Ludden Junior-High School difference for yourself. Contact Jim Ryan Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management at jryan@syrdiocese.org or at (315) 468-2591, with any questions. Personal tours can be held any weekday.