Benedictine High School

2900 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Cleveland, OH 44104
Tel: (216) 421-2080 Ext. 356
Benedictine High School is an all-male Roman Catholic college preparatory school operated by the Benedictine Order of Cleveland, Ohio.
We challenge our students to grow physically, intellectually, and especially spititually in preparation for success in higher education and in life.
In the Benedictine tradition of community life, we encourage our students to grow in mutual respect of differences in background and culture.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,900
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Benedictine High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
317 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Benedictine High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP European History, AP German, AP Government, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Modern World History, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code
Shirt and Tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Aug. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Fees = $500
Summer Program Cost
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Mike Stircula
Admissions Associate
Brian McLaughlin



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge, Chess Club, Culinary Club, E-Game/Video Games, Electronic Music Club, Engineering Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Environmental Club, Fundamentals of Football, German Club, Golf Club, Junior State of America, Key Club International, Knights of the Altar, Latin Club, Life after High School Club, Literary Magazine, Magic Club, Media Production, Motogo Engine Build Club, Organ Club, Photography Club, Robotics Team, Sports Media Club, Student Newspaper, Sunshine Club, The Film Club, The Italian Heritage Club, The Speech and Debate Team, The Yearbook Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Undefeated MOB Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • 99% of Seniors advance to Colleges and Universities nationwide
  • 48% of Seniors graduate with an average of 9 college credit hours
  • 13 Athletic State Titles
  • 11 Varsity Athletic Teams
  • 30+ Clubs
  • Nationally Ranked Student Newspaper
  • 12 Fine and Performing Arts classes
  • One to One Laptop Program
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Chuck Noll '49 - Former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach, four Super Bowl rings
    • James Trueman '53 - Founder Red Roof Inns and Trueman Sports
    • Pat Moriarty '73 - VP Baltimore Ravens
    • Bishop Roger Gries '54 - Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland
    • Terry Pluto '73 - Award-winning writer
    • Rich Paul '99 - Founder and CEO, Klutch Sports Group
    • Jerome Baker '15 - Miami Dolphins Linebacker
    • Justin Layne '16 - New York Giants Defensive Back
    • Anthony Russo '88 - Award-winning film and television director
    • Joe Russo '89 - Award-winning film and television director
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Benedictine High School cost?
Benedictine High School's tuition is approximately $14,900 for private students and $200 for summer students.
Who are famous alumni from Benedictine High School?
Benedictine High School famous alumni include: Chuck Noll '49, James Trueman '53, Pat Moriarty '73, Bishop Roger Gries '54, Terry Pluto '73, Rich Paul '99, Jerome Baker '15, Justin Layne '16, Anthony Russo '88 and Joe Russo '89.
What sports does Benedictine High School offer?
Benedictine High School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field and Wrestling. Benedictine High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for most sports offered.
What is Benedictine High School's ranking?
Benedictine High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for: Highest percentage of students of color, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Benedictine High School?
The application deadline for Benedictine High School is Aug. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Aug. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Cleveland Benedictine is a school with real "values in action." Work and Prayer are exhibited in all aspects of the school. BHS offers various academic opportunities for all young men, in a diverse student body. It values the many benefits offered by quality athletics and other extracurriculars. Bengal coaches (and fans) are among the best in Ohio! BHS nurtures Faith, fosters personal growth, and supports/educates students as individuals. You will find caring and truly invested teachers willing to support each student based on their personal needs. Benedictine is a VERY special place with unmatched pride and tradition (amazing alumni too). The Benedictine Abby enriches the lives of all students and faculty and is another feature that sets it apart from other schools. It's a school where every child is welcomed, valued, and has a place a home away from home! Benedictine will help your son develop faith, confidence, and life skills as he is ushered into manhood and prepares for the next stage of his education and life. CBHS: Best Catholic school in Cleveland area!
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My son is a part of the class of 2020. Benedictine has been wonderfulful for him. He is an honors student, taking AP classes as well as an engineering Robotics CCP level class. We are fortunate to have found Benedictine, as the school is dedicated to promoting strong academics and sports and turning these young students into Men of Benedictine!
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Best education and school history in the area. So grateful our son is a student and a part of Benedictine! Go Bengals!
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Great things going on at the Home of Champions. Academics and athletics are great. Teachers are amazing and offer extra help. New football complex and freshman class size is largest in years. I am proud to be a Bengal
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,900
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cleveland, OH is $8,068 for elementary schools and $12,634 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cleveland, OH is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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