Niche Ranks CJ as a Best Private School

For the 2017-2018 school year, Chaminade Julienne was again recognized by as a Best School in the nation.

“The 2018 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users,” according to

For the 2017-2018 school year, CJ was ranked as the following:

  • #8 most diverse private high school in Ohio
  • #16 best Catholic high school in Ohio
  • #32 best private high school in Ohio
  • #92 best high school for STEM in Ohio

“In general, the rankings give us a voice and opinion on multiple areas that impact student life and we will identify the areas of focus as part of our always improving process at CJ,” said Principal John Marshall ‘86.

“Niche is an interesting process by which schools across the country are rated based on self selected survey results,” added Director of Admissions, Brett Chmiel ‘02. “There are many different ways to measure outcomes of success for Chaminade Julienne. This is one indicator of success based on 167 reviews. I don't think this tells us a lot about the overall opinion of CJ. Rather it tells us that we have an engaged community of alumni, constituents and benefactors who actively seek out ways of promoting the educational experience we offer.”

Marshall agreed, “I think it is an affirmation of what we have come to understand as key elements to the CJ experience with a sense of a diverse community that is warm and welcoming.”

“We believe our former students who answered the survey felt prepared, not just because we challenged them academically,” Chmiel continued. “Rather we challenged them to understand and live in the world through the lens of the Marianists and the Sisters of Notre Dame De Namur. They call each and every one of us to embrace the gift of community, diversity, adaptation and the goodness of God. Our students leave CJ prepared because they walk into the world with an understanding of the role they play in becoming the people that Christ is calling them to be.”

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Posted December 15, 2017