6653 Kirkville Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

(315) 437-0356
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About Us

Bishop Grimes 
Incorporated Title: Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School
6653 Kirkville Road
East Syracuse, New York 13057
(315) 437-0356

Bishop Grimes, named for the second Bishop of Syracuse, the Right Reverend John Grimes, D.D., is a Catholic school located in East Syracuse, New York. Built in 1966, the school was staffed by members of the Marist Fathers, priests from the Syracuse Diocese, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, and lay teachers. The first administrators were Rev. Omer St. Onge, S.M., principal and Sr. Agnes Maria Cavanagh, C.S.J., assistant principal.

Originally built to educate students in grades 9 - 12, the school presently serves the needs of students in grades 7 - 12. The staff includes members from the religious communities of the Order of Franciscan Friars, Sisters of St. Francis of Court Street, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, priests from the Syracuse Diocese, and lay teachers. The interim principal, Mr. David Wheeler, is assisted by Mr. Patrick Kinne, associate principal.


Bishop Grimes is a Diocesan school built on the gospel message of Jesus Christ and dedicated to providing a high quality Catholic education that prepares students in mind, body and soul to develop the fullness of their talents and abilities and to profess their love of Christ and neighbor in word and deed.


Bishop Grimes is a Roman Catholic Diocesan school that prepares students for college, career and life. At Bishop Grimes we recognize our responsibility as ministers of the church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse to share in the mission of Jesus. We treasure the unique potential of each individual and strive to create a rigorous, engaging, supportive, and spiritual environment.  The educational experience at Bishop Grimes challenges each of our students to "grow in the maturity of Christ," to become responsible citizens, and to be active in their parish faith communities.

Belief Statements

At Bishop Grimes we believe:

Christ is our Purpose. Christ is our Focus. Christ is our Model.


It is these foundational beliefs from which all of our other beliefs at Bishop Grimes are derived, including our belief that we are called to:

integrate the Gospel message of Jesus Christ within our daily lives as promoters of justice, seekers of peace and evangelizers of the word of God to all those in need;

foster responsible decision-making based on Gospel-values in our current circumstances and future challenges;

ensure that all our students are college and career ready and prepared for a lifetime of flourishing centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ;

promote academic excellence and to foster the unique potential of each student.


Why Choose Bishop Grimes?