Bishop Ward High School will join a new high school athletic and activities conference in fall 2021.
To be called the Kaw Valley Conference, the new conference also will include Heritage Christian Academy, Olathe; KC Christian, Prairie Village; Cair Paravel Latin School, Topeka; Maranatha Christian Academy, Shawnee; and Seabury Academy, Lawrence.
The schools have similar sizes and competitive capabilities. Each school has many iniviidual and team state championships through the years. The schools have a similar focus on the student-athlete, according to the spokesman.
Member schools will be developing conference competition in athletics and activities over the next year, with conference competition beginning in the fall of 2021.
Bishop Ward is currently in the Crossroads Conference, which also includes Heritage Christian, Maranatha and KC Christian. Four schools from the Crossroads Conference will be part of the new KVC.
Football will remain independent, according to a spokesman.