Conwell-Egan Catholic High School

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Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Address
611 Wistar Road
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, (Bucks County), 19030
United States
Coordinates 40°9′44″N 74°50′59″W / 40.16222°N 74.84972°W / 40.16222; -74.84972Coordinates: 40°9′44″N 74°50′59″W / 40.16222°N 74.84972°W / 40.16222; -74.84972
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1957
School district Archdiocese of Philadelphia
School code 691-671
President Ms. Janet Dollard
Principal Ms. Marion Mann
Chaplain Fr. Matthew Tralies
Faculty 25 (2013)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 570[1] (2013)
Average class size 34
Color(s) Royal Blue and White         
Slogan Character, Excellence, Commitment
Athletics 20 Teams
Athletics conference Philadelphia Catholic League
Mascot Eagle
Team name Eagles
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Publication The Secret Rose defunct (literary magazine)
Newspaper The Crier defunct
Yearbook Aerie
Admissions Director Ms. Brittany McLeod
Director of Institutional Advancement Mr. Stephen Schweiker
Guidance Director Ms. Peg Cargan
Director of Development Mr. Stephen Burns
Athletic Director Mr. Jake Serfass
Website

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School is a coeducational, college-preparatory Catholic high school in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

Conwell-Egan Catholic High Schools' history begins in 1957 as Bishop Egan High School, a co-institutional school located on Levittown Parkway in Levittown, Pennsylvania. In 1966, because of the burgeoning population in the Lower Bucks County area, Bishop Egan was separated into two schools: Bishop Egan for boys, located in a new facility in Fairless Hills, and Bishop Conwell for girls, located in the original building in Levittown. Twenty-seven years later in 1993, the two schools were merged to form Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Conwell-Egan Catholic continues its mission of providing the best possible Catholic education for secondary students in the Lower Bucks County area and beyond.

On January 6, 2012, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Conwell-Egan Catholic, along with three other Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia region, would permanently close at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. [3]

Conwell-Egan Catholic appealed the decision to the Archdiocese not to close citing the fact that it is the only Catholic high school in Lower Bucks County. Major efforts were put in place to save the school, including the raising of over $3 million. On February 24, nearly 7 weeks after the closing announcement, Archibishop Chaput announced that Conwell-Egan and the three other high schools slated to close would remain open. Archbishop Chaput's reason for keeping the school open was the major fundraising efforts and support from current students, parents, teachers, and alumni.

In 2013, Conwell-Egan launched its iPad Initiative.[4] Beginning with the Class of 2017, iPads were issued each student. To support this chance, the school's network infrastructure was upgraded. In addition, since remaining open, the school's enrollment has gradually increased.

Academics[edit]

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School offers a comprehensive, college-preparatory curriculum, with a majority of students opting to take Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. It is the purpose of the academic program at Conwell-Egan Catholic to develop students’ abilities and talents by preparing them for a challenging college career.

Students from CEC move on to top tier colleges and universities across the nation.

Sampling of college acceptances for the classes of 2010-2012:

Arizona State University, Boston University, Catholic University of America, Drew University, Drexel University, Duquesne University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, James Madison University, Johnson & Wales University, Lehigh University,Long Island University, McDaniel College, Michigan State University, Monmouth University, New York University, Parsons School of Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia University, Purdue University, Rider University,Rutgers University, Saint Joseph’s University, Seton Hall University, St. John’s University, Temple University, The College of New Jersey, United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Connecticut, University of Delaware, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Scranton, University of the Sciences, University of Utah, University of Washington, Villanova University, Wake Forest University, West Chester University, West Virginia University.

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