Bishop McDevitt High School (Wyncote, Pennsylvania)

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Bishop McDevitt High School
125 Royal Avenue
Wyncote, Pennsylvania, (Montgomery County), 19095
United States
Coordinates 40°5′39″N 75°9′20″W / 40.09417°N 75.15556°W / 40.09417; -75.15556Coordinates: 40°5′39″N 75°9′20″W / 40.09417°N 75.15556°W / 40.09417; -75.15556
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Maria Impende Juvamen
(Mary, bestow your aid.)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
School district Archdiocese of Philadelphia
President Stephen Finley
Principal Mary Kirby
Asst. Principal Albert Achuff(deceased)
Lisa Ford
Vincent Cacia
Faculty 40
Grades 9-12
Enrollment approx. 800 (2009)
Student to teacher ratio 20:1
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Athletics conference Philadelphia Catholic League
Mascot Lancer
Team name Royal Lancers
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper 'The Royalist'
Yearbook 'The Realm'
Tuition $5,100 (2009-2010)
Alumni 15,560+
Admissions Director Mary Beth Garrity
Athletic Director Patrick Manzi

Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in the Wyncote community in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Bishop McDevitt High School was established in 1958 to serve students north of the city of Philadelphia. It is named after Philip R. McDevitt, former Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese before becoming the fourth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.[2] Its sports teams participate in the Philadelphia Catholic League and are currently in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ BMHS. "Bishop McDevitt High School Student Handbook 2006-2007". Bishop McDevitt High School website. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-11. 

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