Bishop McCort High School

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Bishop McCort High School
25 Osborne Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, (Cambria County) 15905
United States
Coordinates 40°18′18″N 78°54′59″W / 40.30500°N 78.91639°W / 40.30500; -78.91639Coordinates: 40°18′18″N 78°54′59″W / 40.30500°N 78.91639°W / 40.30500; -78.91639
Type Private, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1922
Principal Thomas P. Fleming, Jr.
Grades 912
Color(s) Red and Gold         
Slogan Pride, Loyalty, & Tradition
Athletics conference Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference
Team name Crimson Crushers
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper McCort Mirror
Chief Administrative Officer Thomas P. Fleming, Jr.
Assistant Principal None (seeking)
Admissions Director Maria Sanders
Athletic Director Timothy Schultz, Jr.

Bishop McCort High School is a private, Catholic high school located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in Cambria County. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, though it is not run by the Roman Catholic Diocese due to its privatization in 2008.


Johnstown Catholic High School opened on September 8, 1922, with an enrollment of 128 freshmen. An auditorium and gym were added to the school in 1929.

In 1961 the original building had three structures added to it. The name was changed to Bishop McCort High School, in honor of Bishop John J. McCort who started the Diocesan Catholic High School.[2]

The most recent addition to the school is the $3 million Bach Wellness Center. The 14,436-square-foot (1,341.1 m2) building includes a weight room, a fitness area, and an auxiliary gymnasium for the school's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and tennis teams. The center is named for Dr. Thomas and Eileen Bach, who donated $1.2 million to the project.[3]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ BMHS. "School History". Bishop McCort High School website. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ Chad Mearns. "Bishop McCort breaks ground on new Bach Wellness Center.". Our Town. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 

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