Swarthmore High School
|Swarthmore High School|
|Swarthmore, PA, United States|
|Locale||Wallingford-Swarthmore School District|
Swarthmore established its own independent school district when Swarthmore Borough incorporated in 1893. The Swarthmore and Rutledge School Districts merged in 1955. In 1971 the Swarthmore-Rutledge District merged with adjacent Nether Providence School District to create the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.
The building that was Swarthmore High School is now the Swarthmore Rutledge School, an elementary school in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.
- Edmund N. Bacon ('28), city planner (and father of actor Kevin Bacon)
- Avery F. Blake, Jr. ('49), member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
- Wally Butterworth ('18?), radio personality
- Gordon Findlay ('35), youngest Eagle Scout
- Carl Gersbach ('64), National Football League player, 1970–1976
- Jane L. Vache, member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
- Alice Putnam Willetts ('43), member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame
- Terry Irving ('69), CNN Producer
- Ron Bloom ('73), Presidential advisor in the Obama administration
- ROBERT U. TAYLOR ('59) Professional set designer/artist. His work as a set designer has been seen in both off-Bdwy & Broadway productions (he had 3 shows running on Broadway at once.) He has won the Drama Desk Award, 2 Obie Awards & other theatre awards. He has worked extensively in television & film: Taylor was the VFX Art Director for the sets of Judge Dredd, Eraser, Event Horizon, Shadow Conspiracy, Starship Troopers, shot planning for The Matrix, and invented the oil-painted location effects for What Dreams May Come. He designed many Virtual Reality rides; he was the Production Designer for the VFX ride Back to the Future with Douglas Trumbull directing, for Universal Studios Florida.
- Graham D. Taylor ('62) is a noted author & history professor at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, where he also was Vice President. His research interests focus on international business & American-Canadian business history. He has published a number of books, among them The New Deal & American Indian Tribalism, The Rise of Canadian Business, DuPont & the International Chemical Industry.