Bishop McCort High School

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Bishop McCort High School
25 Osborne Street
Johnstown, (Cambria County), Pennsylvania 15905
United States
Coordinates40°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
TypePrivate, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PrincipalThomas P. Fleming, Jr.
Color(s)Red and Gold         
SloganPride, Loyalty, & Tradition
Athletics conferenceLaurel Highlands Athletic Conference
Team nameCrimson Crushers
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperMcCort Mirror
Chief Administrative OfficerThomas P. Fleming, Jr.
Assistant PrincipalStephen B. Cotchen
Admissions DirectorMaria Sanders
Athletic DirectorTimothy 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]

Notable alumni[edit]

More notable, McCort did not merely produce a few football players. There are countless McCort graduates who have gone on to earn college, graduate and post graduate degrees in colleges and universities around the world. Many alumni have led successful careers in business, government, science and technology, medicine, the military and many other fields. Their names are too numerous to mention.

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. Archived from the original on 2009-08-31. 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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