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Principal's Letter

Patrick Keating, Principal

Parents, Guardians,
Students and Community Members,

Welcome to Badin High School!

For over fifty years, Stephen T. Badin High School has been proud to serve thousands of students and their families from throughout southwest Ohio. Badin is honored to carry on the legacy of our founding schools – Hamilton Catholic and Notre Dame High Schools. Since opening our doors in the fall of 1966, Badin High School has provided an exemplary educational and community experience guided by the Catholic faith. We have continually worked to live out our mission to inspire all young men and women to achieve their personal best, live their faith and lead the future.

Catholic by its very definition means universal, accepting, all embracing. We believe in meeting students where they are and serving all students from all backgrounds. We strive to walk alongside each of these students throughout their faith and academic journeys. We believe and strive for these things because of our Catholic faith. Badin High School exists because of our faith and faith formation is on display at all times within our halls. Whether it is our incredible retreat program, our intentional Christian Service program or the ways in which faith is interwoven throughout the curriculum, Badin High School students grow as servant leaders and live out our motto – Serving God, Serving Others.

These beliefs have continually guided Badin throughout our storied history even as the educational experience of students has changed. The education of today is vastly different than it was in 1966 and the administration and staff at Badin have worked tirelessly to expand course offerings and supports for students and their families. We have seen tremendous growth in our Engineering program through Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Our Business and Marketing program has also grown as students seek to learn about and gain experience in the work force. Teachers in all of our academic departments have developed curriculum reflective of standards set forth by the state of Ohio and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

All of these initiatives ensure that our students have numerous opportunities after high school – whether that is college, the work force, trade school, the military or other pursuits. Over 95% of Badin High School graduates continue their educational pursuits in college. The curriculum and guided course of study ensures that all students have the opportunity to attend a four year college or university if they choose to do so.

At Badin High School, we believe that we are a family. The small school environment, the belief that there is a place for every student at Badin and our dedicated staff all lead to growth in our students through relationships and supports. Students have the opportunity to join numerous clubs and organizations and organizations, strengthen their leadership skills and interact with a variety of students in their classes and our intentionally designed homeroom system.

As you begin your time at Badin High School, know that we are here to help you every step of the way. Feel free to reach out at any time if you would like to discuss Badin further or have any questions. We look forward to working with your child and to welcome them into the Badin Family.

Yours in Christ,

Mr. Patrick Keating ‘07
Badin High School
(513) 863-3993 ext. 187

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