Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School
Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School (formerly Bishop Timon High School) is a Roman Catholic Franciscan high school for young men located at 601 McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, New York. Bishop Timon High School, as it was originally known, was founded in 1946.
|Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School|
601 McKinley Parkway
|Motto||Fortes In Fide|
(Strong in the Faith)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Francis of Assisi|
|Founder||John Francis O'Hara|
|Principal||Dr. James Newton|
|Chaplain||Father James Monaco|
|Campus type||Single Building|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Fight song||Lift Up the Green & the Gold|
|Athletics||16, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman|
|Athletics conference||Monsignor Martin Athletic Association|
|Sports||football, soccer, golf, bowling, hockey, basketball, cross country, track and field, baseball, lacrosse, crew|
|Rival||St. Francis High School|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||The Juvenalist (literary magazine)|
In 1946, the school officially opened its doors with a class of 76 freshmen. For three years, Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School was temporarily housed at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Buffalo's old First Ward. On September 6, 1949, Timon moved into its current home on McKinley Parkway with an enrollment of approximately 800 young men. In June 1950, Bishop O'Hara awarded diplomas to Bishop Timon's first graduating class. The school was named Bishop Timon after Buffalo's first bishop, John Timon. In 1993, the school added St. Jude to its name.
Bishop Timon High School was founded by Roman Catholic priests of the Franciscan Order Minor, with the idea of providing a quality education at an affordable cost for the largely working-class Irish-American community within the proximity of its South Buffalo neighborhood location. The Franciscan commitment to the needs of the area was the impetus for opening this all-boys college preparatory high-school to the local neighborhood's mostly blue-collar residents.
The one building campus of the school is located at 601 McKinley Parkway which holds a new 6,000 square foot (540 m2) Center For Media & The Arts. This area maintains a working sound recording studio. It also is home to music and art studios, a graphic design lab, a video production lab, and a photography darkroom. In 2003, Timon High School opened the Science and Pre-Engineering Center. An Advanced Placement Conference & Technology room was also built, allowing the school to use distance learning with other schools through conferencing software.
In 1963 Timon opened a Freshman Annex located on Como Ave. named after Monsignor Nash of Holy Family Parish to accommodate its growing enrollment during its peak years of the 60s and 70s. The Annex closed in 1977.
Clubs and activities
- Erik Bohen - NYS Assemblyman
- George Breen - Olympic swimmer
- Jim Kelley- Sportswriter
- Whitey Martin - Former NBA player
- Johnny McCarthy - Professional Basketball Coach/Player
- Demone Harris - Professional Football player
- James T. Molloy - Doorkeeper to the United States House of Representatives
- Carl Paladino- Politician/Business Leader
- Jack Quinn - President of Erie Community College
- Mark Schroeder - Comptroller of the City of Buffalo, New York State Assemblymen
- Rickey Williams - Retired NBA player
- Michael P. Kearns - NYS Assemblyman
- Connor Fields - Professional lacrosse player in the Premier Lacrosse League