Bishop McDevitt High School (Wyncote, Pennsylvania)
|Bishop McDevitt High School|
125 Royal Avenue|
Wyncote, (Montgomery County), Pennsylvania 19095
Maria Impende Juvamen|
(Mary, bestow your aid.)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Archdiocese of Philadelphia|
|President||Dr. Matthew Powell|
|Student to teacher ratio||21:1|
|Color(s)||Gold (color) and White|
|Athletics conference||Philadelphia Catholic League|
|Team name||Royal Lancers|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Admissions Director||Megan Gerhard|
|Athletic Director||Patrick Manzi|
Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, comprehensive, co-educational Roman Catholic high school in the Wyncote community in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The school serves grades nine through twelve with a diverse[clarification needed] mix of students with an academic program grounded in the teachings and formations of the Catholic faith.
Current[when?] enrollment is 475 students, with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. The faculty consists of lay and religious men and women, the majority of whom hold advanced degrees in their area of specialization.
Bishop McDevitt High School was dedicated on December 8, 1958, and opened to students the following day. The school celebrated its first graduating class in June 1961. The school added vocational and technical education in 1965; won Philadelphia Catholic League marching band title in 1965; won its first boys' Philadelphia Catholic League title in 1966; became co-educational in September 1970; won its first girls' Philadelphia Catholic League title in 1979; welcomed its first lay principal in 1985; opened its first computer lab in 1987; achieved its Middle States accreditation in 1988; started a Development Office and Alumni Association in 1989; and moved into open enrollment and a restructured president and principal model of administration in 1993.
- Frank Rizzo Jr. - member of Philadelphia City Council
- Paul F. Tompkins '86 - American comedian, actor and writer
- Chris Conlin - All-American football player at Penn State University, NFL player with the Miami Dolphins
- Cindy Griffin '87 - women's head basketball coach at St. Joseph's University
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