Academic Excellence

At Bishop Hartley High School, we don’t just meet the standard—we exceed it. Every school year, in every classroom and every activity, we ask students, faculty and staff to push themselves and strive for excellence. “Mediocre” and “status-quo” are not words found in our vision, our classrooms, or our hallways. Quite simply, we prepare students to stand-out.

Every year Hartley students exceed expectations. Last year’s graduating class collectively earned an impressive $14.8 million in scholarships to post-secondary institutions. We are proud of that number, but the real source of pride is our students and the dedication, discipline, and determination it takes to turn dreams into reality.

Bishop Hartley’s reputation for academic excellence helps us attract top universities to our school. On our campus, we annually host as many as 70 college visits which provide the opportunity for university admission staff to visit Hartley’s classrooms and meet with students individually and in small groups.

We are proud to boast a number of National Merit Finalists and Commended Scholars each year.  During last school year, ten Hartley students received National Merit Scholar honors including five Semifinalists. In addition, our students repeatedly earn top scholarships and academic honors such as the Joyce Scholarship and appointments to the U.S. military academies.

Recent graduates attend the following schools:

Baldwin-Wallace College, Capital University, Case Western Reserve University, Colby College, Columbus College of Art and Design, Cornell University, Denison University, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Hampton University, Indiana University, John Carroll University, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, Loyola University of Chicago, Marquette University, Miami University, Northwestern University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Northern University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Otterbein University, Purdue University, Rhode Island School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Spelman College, United States Naval Academy, University of Alabama, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, University of Evansville, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, University of Toledo, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University, Walsh University, West Virginia University, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wittenberg University, and Xavier University.