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  • Pre-1972 College & Prep Classes Gathering for Platinum Reunion May 9th

    Fellow Carolians,

    We are very pleased to announce the return of the school’s annual Platinum Reunion on Tuesday, May 9th!
    Please join us for this special gathering which is open to all former students and graduates who attended St. Charles Preparatory School and The College and Seminary of St. Charles Borromeo more than 50 years ago (before 1973). We also encourage spouses to attend in honor of their deceased husbands.  
    “Platinum” activities begin with Mass at 11 a.m. in the Mother of Mercy Chapel and we would be honored if graduate priests would concelebrate. The liturgy will be followed by a lunch catered by Berwick Manor in the Campus Theatre's Cavello Center.
    Principal Jim Lower will give a "State of the School" presentation and share news about special activities leading up to the celebration of the school’s 100th Birthday on November 4th.  A tour of the campus facilities will also be offered, including the nearly complete Frank E. Murphy '54 Convocation Center.
    Please don’t let sore knees or the use of a wheelchair or walker prevent you from attending! There will be special parking at the back chapel entrance and at the Cavello Center that do not require using steps.
    Lunch is complimentary, but we ask that you RSVP by Friday, May 5th.  Register by clicking HERE. You may also reach me in the St. Charles Advancement Office by e-mail at or by phone at 380-209-2233.
    We look forward to seeing you back on campus.
    Louis J. Fabro ’83
    Director, Alumni Affairs and Communications
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  • "Almost, Maine" Spring Drama Production April 27-30

    The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to announce its spring production, Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Almost, Maine will be presented April 27, 28, & 29 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre. Adult tickets are $15 each, and student tickets are $10 each. Reservations may be placed by visiting the St. Charles website homepage at – Buy Tickets button. (Tickets will not be sold at the door).
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  • MBK Sponsoring Black History & Culture Event April 4

    My Brother’s Keeper will sponsor a Black History & Culture Event on Tuesday, April 4. The Columbus Cultural Orchestra will perform in our Walter Student Commons from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    The event is free and open to the entire community! No reservations or registration required.
    Questions?  Contact Michael Warner, MBK  Director, at
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  • April

    This month’s blog-visiting college campuses.

    Should you do them? How do you schedule a tour? What happens on a tour?How can you benefit from them? When should I visit? Is this demonstrated interest?

    “H University had awesome residence hall pictures and videos, but when I visited it, I learned the freshmen residence halls do not have air conditioning in them...”  
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  • Winter Sports All-League Selections

    Congratulations to these teams and All-League selection for the winter sports seasons:
    Swimming and Diving Team: CCL Champions
    Bowling: CCL Champions
    Basketball: CCL Runners-Up
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  • Upcoming: Columbus Catholic School - College Night for Juniors

    2023 Columbus Catholic Schools College Night for Juniors on March 22, 2023, from 6:30-8:45 p.m.

    Learn more about the college selection and application process by joining us at Ohio Dominican University ( Matesich Theatre in Erskine Hall) for the Columbus Catholic School - College Night for Juniors. Families will have the opportunity to attend up to three different presentations of their choice throughout the evening.

    Click HERE to view flyer.
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  • 2023 Father/Son Mass and Breakfast Biggest Ever!

    A big THANK YOU to all those who helped make this year’s Father/Son Mass & Breakfast a fantastic success on Saturday, March 4, 2023. 
    We are especially grateful to our celebrant, Fr. Leo Connolly of Seton Parish, and our speaker, St. Charles father and retired Major League Baseball umpire, Tim Timmons.
    More than 415 people were on hand for the event, including alumni, alumni fathers and current students, grandfathers and friends. In addition, there were many incoming 9th graders and 5th-8th grade boys and their fathers who are interested in learning more about the school.
    The gathering included a delicious buffet breakfast prepared by Berwick Manor. At the end of the event, guests were given an opportunity to tour of the ever-more-impressive Frank E. Murphy ’54 Convocation Center as its construction continues toward a (hopeful) June completion date.
    Thanks also to Sacristan Sr. Margaret Hoffman, OSF (SC faculty member), organist Will Smiley ’23, cantor Ted Welsch, Altar Server Andy Ferris '24, AV crew members Nolan Nye ’25 and Alnuel Barnum ’23,  Principal Jim Lower, Advancement Director Jaime Lawler, Michael Welsch (SC faculty member), Admissions Director Will Gruber ’06, and Advancement team members Julie Naporano (Philanthropic Advisor) and Daniel Tarpy (Planned Giving Officer).
    A great day to be a member of the Carolian Community!
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  • March

    In this month’s blog, we’d like to dive into building a college list. Typically, list building won’t truly begin until junior year. However, it’s important to think about building the list and qualities of colleges as we approach junior year.
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  • Chase Walker '23 Selected Division I District 10 Player of the Year

    Chase Walker '22 was voted as the Division I District 10 Player of the Year by the coaches' association. Chase has also been selected to play in the Ohio vs Kentucky All Star Game and the Ohio North-South All Star Game. He currently sits 3rd all-time in points and rebounds for the Cardinals.
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  • St. Charles Hosts 50 alumni at the iconic Metropolitan Club in Manhattan February 9th

    St. Charles visited the BIG APPLE February 9th, hosting nearly 50 alumni at the iconic Metropolitan Club in Manhattan.

    The evening included a cocktail reception and comments by our featured speaker, Robert Dilenschneider '61. Principal Jim Lower discussed the outstanding state of the school, the progress of the Frank E. Murphy ‘54 Convocation Center’s construction, and ongoing work to as we prepare to initiate the next step of the school’s “Master Plan,” the addition of a multi-story learning/science/technology center on the footprint of the old gymnasium.

    Our thanks, not only to Mr. Dilenschneider, but also to Joe Hartge ’11 and Paul Kuppich ’05 for helping to inspire and assist with the gathering.

    It was a great night to be a Carolian!

    To view a collection of photos from the event, click HERE.
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  • School Welcomes back Grad Pilots for Lunch & Speaker Series

    On Wednesday, February 15, St. Charles welcomed back to campus alumni John Adams ’94 and Bogimir Glavan ’93, pilots for American Airlines. They were special guests at today’s Alumni Lunch in Walter Student Commons and enjoyed a tour of the new Frank E. Murphy ’54 Convocation Center, now under construction.
    Afterward, they spoke to St. Charles students about their careers as part of the Carolian Speaker Series – presentations given by alumni and friends regarding their love of St. Charles, their college experiences, and their professional careers.   
    Your Alma Mater was honored to have you back!
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  • February

    Getting involved in extracurricular activities outside of school is an important piece to your college application. Although great grades and test scores are still a good percentage of the overall profile, it’s very important to show a college your balance of academics and activities. But how do you get involved? Below are some ideas to consider.
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    1. Ryan Carretta '23 Signs with Pittsburgh for Football

      Ryan Carretta signed his National Letter of Intent to the University of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, December 21, at home with his family by his side. He celebrated with his classmates and coaches on Wednesday, February 1 in the Cavello Center.
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    2. Thank You! School honors Alumni & Community members "Who Have Served" in Armed Forces and as First Responders

      On Tuesday morning, January 31, St. Charles recognized and honored those GRADUATES, PARENTS, FACULTY and STAFF who have, and continue to, “Serve and Protect” us. This took place during our celebration of Catholic Schools Week (1/29-2/5).

      The entire student body, faculty and staff were on hand to recognize and honor these men and women for their service to our country and community and for acting as shining examples of ways for our students to become good citizens.  

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    3. Coach Jim Lower, Bill Cain ‘92, and Chris Kitsmiller ‘92 Join Hall of Fame

      Congratulations to our 2023 St. Charles Basketball Hall of Fame recipients honored Saturday night - Coach Jim Lower, Chris Kitsmiller ‘92, and Bill Cain ‘92.

      Coach Lower compiled a 112-80 record with 2 District Titles, a Regional Title, and the 1992 State Runner Up.

      Chris Kitsmiller was a 3 year letter winner, 9th all time in rebounds with 353, and 2nd all time in scoring with 1,175 points.

      Bill Cain was a 3 year letter winner, 3rd all time in assists with 261, and the all time leading scorer with 1,329 points.
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    4. Swimming wins the CCL Championships

      St. Charles won the 2023 CCL Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday, finishing first in every single event! St. Charles captured 100% of the All-CCL awards for the boys' meet. St. Charles has won the CCL team title every year since the inception of the meet.
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    5. "Breakfast With The Brotherhood"

      On Wednesday, February 2, as Catholic Schools Week continued, we  "Celebrated Our Community."
      Students were encouraged to invite parents, grandparents or someone else in their lives who has impacted their Catholic education. All were invited to join us  in Walter Student Commons for a school-wide breakfast before the school day started.  
      Our thanks to all those who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to make a Catholic education possible for our young men and others.
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    6. Chase Walker '23 Joins 1,000-Point Club

      Chase Walker scored 22 points, including his 1,000th career point, in a 41-22 win over Licking Heights on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Walker, who was All-State and CCL Player of the Year as a junior, signed a college "Letter of Intent" earlier this year to play at Illinois State University. 

      Chase joins five other Cardinals in the “1,000 Point Cub”: Mike Hausfeld ‘75, Marquis Miller ‘77, Bill Cain ‘92, Chris Kitsmiller ‘92, and Dane McLoughlin ‘11.
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    7. January

      "I applied to some of the best schools in the country. I cannot wait to be admitted, because being enrolled there will open so many opportunities for my post-college career. I’ve always wanted to go there!

      Wait, are they serious?! I did not get in?! I guess I am not smart enough to go there. Why did I take those classes then?! They do not want me. This means they do not like me. They don’t think I have what it takes to be successful there."

      Does this sound familiar? How do you feel reading the word ‘rejection’. Too often students align their self-worth to admissions decisions, especially ‘rejection’.
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    8. January’s Alumni Happy Hour was a Hole-In-One!

      On Thursday, January 19th, alumni gathered for an Alumni Happy Hour in the Robotics & Mentoring Center. We used of the  facility’s two-screen indoor golf simulator (under the direction of Brian Unk, the Cardinal’s varsity golf coach) while enjoying Rooster's Wings and cold beverages. 

      We hope you can join us is March for our next Alumni Happy Hour on a date and time TBD.

      Questions? Contact Director of Communications and Alumni Affairs, Louis J. Fabro ’83 at or 380-209-2233.

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    9. Spaghetti Dinner Huge Success

      The 2023 St. Charles Spaghetti Dinner, held February 5th in the school’s Robert C. Walter Student Commons, was one of the annual event’s busiest ever! To see more than 90 photos, visit the school's Facebook page by clicking HERE. 
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    10. 2023 Catholic Schools Week Filled With Activities For The Entire Carolian Community

      St. Charles Preparatory School is excited to celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023 from January 29th to February 5th! All are welcome to join us for our daily events to celebrate our Students, Nation, Faith, Community and Faculty/Staff.  We will wrap up our celebrations with our Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Feb 5th.   

      For more information about each day, or to see a flyer of the the line-up of events, click HERE.
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    St. Charles Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.