Cardinal O'Hara High School (Springfield, Pennsylvania)

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Cardinal O'Hara High School
1701 South Sproul Road
Springfield, Pennsylvania, (Delaware County) 19064
United States
Coordinates 39°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
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Ipsam sequens non devias
(Following her, you will not go astray)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1963
President Thomas Fertal
Principal Eileen Vice
Chaplain Rev. John Masson
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Cardinal Red and Navy Blue          
Slogan Pride, Excellence, Tradition
Song "Alma Mater"
Mascot The Lion
Team name The Lions
Rival Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper The O'Herald
Yearbook Coeur de Lion
Television Station WCOH (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)
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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ Pellerano, Angela (October 5, 2016). "New bishop to celebrate Mass for the first time in Arlington". Retrieved November 8, 2016. 

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