Principal’s Message

Bishop Ludden 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.

Our curriculum is designed to assist all students, individually. Our goal is to develop the gifts and talents of each student in order to guide them toward realizing their goodness and achieving their highest potential. By stressing the doctrine of Christ’s teachings it is desired that Ludden’s efforts will be the basis for continued growth into adult life, to witness the teachings of Christ. Special emphasis is placed on the teaching of written communication skills, on developing strong study skills and on involving students in creative learning activities to meet the moral, physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional needs of each student.

Dear Ludden Community and Prospective Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Bishop Ludden website.  We will be updating our website in an effort to make it more informative regarding the Bishop Ludden experience; from academic programs and offerings to extra-curricular opportunities to fine arts and athletics. 

First and foremost, Bishop Ludden is a Catholic institution committed to provide a curriculum and school environment which fosters spiritual growth, moral development, academic excellence, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.  With the recent implementation of our International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, we are building a rigorous academic program that will challenge students to think critically engage in inquiry and collaborate in creating a world based on peace and justice.

While it is my hope that you can learn a lot about Bishop Ludden from our website, I firmly believe you can learn a great deal more by visiting with us, taking a tour, sitting down to chat about the Ludden experience and getting a sense of the “Ludden Family”.  I encourage you to call (315) 468-2591 to schedule an appointment to visit.  I look forward to meeting you and sharing what we can do at Bishop Ludden for your family.



Michael McAuliff                                                                                                       Principal