About Bishop Grimes

This year, Bishop Grimes is celebrating 50 years of providing quality, Catholic education.  Bishop Grimes first opened its doors in 1966, and since that time, Bishop Grimes has provided generations of young men and women, in grades 7-12, with the academic knowledge and the Catholic identity needed to shape a brighter future for themselves and their communities. We accomplish our mission by providing a high quality and rigorous Catholic education that prepares students in mind, body and spirit to encounter Christ, live their faith in the context of his Church, and serve others in his name.   While the mission of our school has remained steadfast since the school’s inception, Bishop Grimes has seen a tremendous amount of change and growth over five decades.


  • 100% of Bishop Grimes students are prepared for college, career, and life.
  • Students earned $3.8 million in college scholarships in 2015.
  • Students performed over 8,000 community service hours last year.
  • More than 75% of our students participate in interscholastic athletics.
  • All incoming 7th graders receive a complimentary Chromebook.
  • The average ratio between student/teacher is considerably lower than public schools.
  • International and foreign exchange students are offered the opportunity for ENL courses to enhance their academic performance.

We welcome all prospective students and families to Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School.   Please stop by to tour our school or call the Director of Admissions at (315) 314-7157 to set up an appointment.

With thanks,

The Bishop Grimes Board of Trustees


  • Students receive a quality Catholic education that supports the spiritual, physical, emotional and academic achievement of our diverse student population.
  • Eucharistic liturgies, daily and seasonal prayer services, and class retreats are offered throughout the school year.


  • Bishop Grimes prepares students for college, career and life.
  • The graduating class of 2015 earned $3.8 million in college scholarships.
  • Students are able to earn college credits through Syracuse University (Project Advance) and Le Moyne College.
  • Complimentary Google Chrome Books are provided to all incoming 7th graders. 


  • Bishop Grimes students collectively completed over 8,500 hours of community service this year.
  • Students provide assistance to ALS, the Francis House, MDA, Lady of Lourdes, Steadman House, Unity Kitchen, Food Bank of CNY and many more non-profit agencies throughout the year!

Our Mission & Values

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Upcoming Events

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: Teachers will be meeting for 1/2 day of professional development from 8:00 - 12:00.
May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School
Description: Time TBA

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Alumni News

Paul and Barb

Bishop Grimes’ Athletic Hall of Fame

On Sunday, January 17th, coaches Barb Pfefferle and Paul Hemsley were inducted into the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame at the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm Basketball Tournament.  The Athletic Hall… Read More

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The Cobras are a member of the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association. Our athletes compete locally in Section III as members of the Onondaga High School League.

Cobra Country

The Arts

Our Art Department is held to the highest educational standards and our student’s products and performances are representative of a student community with advanced abilities and a strong desire to succeed.

The Arts at Bishop Grimes


The library’s mission is to ensure that students and staff become effective users of information and ideas and to inspire students to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Library Services