A beacon of hope for future generations

Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, Kansas, has been providing a Catholic education to young men and women for more than 100 years. LEAVEN FILE PHOTO

Bishop Ward High School is a beacon of hope on the hill in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. This beacon is shining brightly.

The school has a 100 percent graduation rate and 98 percent of graduates go on to college. These students received $1.8 million in scholarship offers last year.

Since the school’s founding in 1908, students have been nurtured in body, mind and soul. This rich tradition continues today, due in large part to the faculty, staff and parents who are committed to the academic success and faith formation of our young people.

Faculty members receive ongoing theological instruction from the archdiocesan School of Faith. The school provides one-on-one mentoring, regular Mass and a daily rosary, building an important religious foundation for students.

Nearly two-thirds of the faculty have advanced academic degrees. High standards for achievement in science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics (STREAM) give students a rigorous and challenging opportunity to succeed.

Bishop Ward is supported, in part, by the annual Archbishop’s Call to Share appeal. The resources contributed for scholarships and ongoing operational needs make a tangible difference in the lives of the students.

The student body is diverse, sustaining a tradition of serving the immigrant community. Students work hard to become truly bilingual in every discipline, regardless of their chosen career path.

For 110 years, Bishop Ward High School has led students in Wyandotte County on the path toward realizing the American dream and actively living their Catholic faith. This college preparatory education is a reality for those who would not otherwise have such an opportunity.

So much of the school’s success depends on the generosity of those who support the Archbishop’s Call to Share appeal, who help keep this beacon of hope lit for future generations.

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