Cardinal O'Hara High School (Springfield, Pennsylvania)

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Cardinal O'Hara High School
1701 South Sproul Road

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United States
Coordinates39°57′17″N 75°21′8″W / 39.95472°N 75.35222°W / 39.95472; -75.35222Coordinates: 39°57′17″N 75°21′8″W / 39.95472°N 75.35222°W / 39.95472; -75.35222
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoIpsam sequens non devias
(Following her, you will not go astray)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PresidentGerald DeFruscio
PrincipalEileen Vice
ChaplainRev. John Masson
Color(s)Cardinal Red and Navy Blue          
SloganPride, Excellence, Tradition
Song"Alma Mater"
MascotThe Lion
Team nameThe Lions
RivalMonsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
NewspaperThe O'Herald
YearbookCoeur de Lion
Television StationWCOH (Wake-Up Cardinal O'Hara)

Cardinal O'Hara High School is a coeducational Catholic high school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The school is named after John Francis O'Hara who was Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia from 1951 to 1960. It is located in Springfield, Pennsylvania and was first opened in September 1963.



The position of president was established in 1993 for all archdiocesan high schools. The president is responsible for financial operations, facilities issues, fund raising, alumni relations, and external affairs.

  • 1993-2001: Rev. Joseph P. McFadden
  • 2001-2014: Dr. William J. McCusker
  • 2014-2017: Mr. Thomas Fertal
  • 2017-pres: Mr. Gerald DeFruscio


Since the establishment of the position of President in 1993, the principal's duties are concentrated on the day-to-day operations of the school.

  • 1963-1969: Rev. Paul P. Maloney
  • 1969-1971: Rev. Joseph C. McCloskey
  • 1971-1980: Rev. James E. Mortimer
  • 1980-1988: Rev. Philip J. Cribben
  • 1988-1993: Rev. Joseph J. McLaughlin
  • 1993-2001: Dr. William J. McCusker
  • 2001-2004: Rev. Michael O'Malley
  • 2004-2007: Mr. William J. Miles
  • 2007-2010: Mr. George Stratts
  • 2010-2013: Mrs. Marie Rogai
  • 2014-2015: Mr. Peter Balzano
  • 2015-pres: Mrs. Eileen Vice

Student life[edit]

Big Buddy Band (Marching Band, Pit Band, and Concert & Jazz Band) Rosary Club
Blue Haze Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Sandwich Club
Cappies Genesis Stage Crew
Chester Rescue Mission Golden Touch Student Council
Choir Lion Ambassadors Tech Club
Color Guard Marketing Club Television Crew (WCOH) ("T.V. Crew")
Community Service Corps (CSC) Mini-THON World Affairs
Delco Hi-Q National Honor Society (NHS) Yearbook (Coeur de Lion)
Divine Providence Newspaper (O'Herald) Debate and Speech Club
Film Club Respect Life Group
French Club Robotics


Baseball Football Swimming (Boys/Girls) Volleyball
Basketball (Boys/Girls) Golf Tennis (Boys/Girls) Wrestling
Bowling (Boys/Girls) Ice Hockey Indoor Track (Boys/Girls)
Cheerleading Lacrosse (Boys/Girls) Outdoor Track (Boys/Girls)
Cross Country (Boys/Girls) Soccer Rugby
Field Hockey Softball Ultimate Frisbee

Notable alumni[edit]



Military /Government/Religious[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. ^ "Blue Bell man: Never too late to pursue what you always wanted to do". The Southern Chester County Weeklies. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ Pellerano, Angela (October 5, 2016). "New bishop to celebrate Mass for the first time in Arlington". Retrieved November 8, 2016.

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