Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

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Bishop McDevitt High School
Address
1 Crusader Way
Lower Paxton Township
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, (Dauphin County), 17111
United States
Coordinates 40°16′13″N 76°51′20″W / 40.27028°N 76.85556°W / 40.27028; -76.85556Coordinates: 40°16′13″N 76°51′20″W / 40.27028°N 76.85556°W / 40.27028; -76.85556
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Religione Sapientia Colitur
(In Religion's Garden Grows Wisdom)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1918
School code McD
Principal Sister Mary Anne Bednar, I.H.M
Vice principal Joseph Chiara
Chaplain Fr. Raymond LaVoie
Faculty 60
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 842 (2008)
Student to teacher ratio 14:1
Color(s) Blue and Vegas Gold         
Mascot Crusader
Nickname Mcdevitt
Team name Crusaders
Rival Harrisburg High School
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper 'The Twin Towers'
Yearbook 'Pridwen'
Director of Studies Daniel Phillips
Director of Students Robert Frey
Admissions Director Jill Hanes
Athletic Director Tom Mealy
Guidance Counseler Sister Rose Anthony
Website

Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, coeducational Catholic high school of the Diocese of Harrisburg, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in 1918 and renamed in 1957 to honor the memory of the Most Reverend Philip R. McDevitt, fourth bishop of Harrisburg and founder of the school.[2] Bishop McDevitt has an enrollment of over 850 students in grades 9th through 12th and around 60 full-time faculty.[3] On January 7, 2013 the new Bishop McDevitt High School opened on 1 Crusader Way. It replaced the building at 2200 Market Street after 70 years.

Athletics[edit]

Bishop McDevitt is a part of PIAA District III. McDevitt is known for its athletics especially the football team. Other sports at McDevitt include: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Soccer, Coed Cross Country, Coed Track & Field, Coed Golf, Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Tennis, Wrestling, Coed Swimming, Coed Bowling, Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Softball, and Lacrosse.

  • 1995 State AA Football Champions
  • 2005 & 2006 District 3 Football Champions
  • 2009 State AA Boys Track & Field Champions
  • 2010 District 3 Football Champions and State Runner-up
  • 2010 Midpenn Champions Girls Track and Field
  • 2011 & 2012 District 3 Football Champions and State Runner-up
  • 2011 District 3 AA Girls Track & Field Champions
  • 2011 Conference Undefeated Title Girls Track and Field
  • 2011 Midpenn Champions Girls Track and Field
  • 2012 District 3 AA Girls Soccer Champions

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "History of Bishop McDevitt". Bishop McDevitt High School. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2006-12-18. 
  3. ^ Private School Review (2006). "Bishop McDevitt High School profile". privateschoolreview.com/. Retrieved 2006-12-18.