Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
|Conwell-Egan Catholic High School|
|611 Wistar Road
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania 19030
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Oversight||Archdiocese of Philadelphia|
|Color(s)||Royal blue and white|
|Athletics conference||Philadelphia Catholic League|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||The Secret Rose (literary magazine, defunct)|
|Newspaper||The Crier (defunct)|
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School's history began in 1957 as Bishop Egan High School, a co-institutional school located on Levittown Parkway in Levittown, Pennsylvania. In 1966, because of the burgeoning population in the Lower Bucks County area, Bishop Egan was separated into two schools: Bishop Egan for boys, located in a new facility in Fairless Hills, and Bishop Conwell for girls, located in the original building in Levittown. Twenty-seven years later, in 1993, the two schools were merged to form Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. Conwell-Egan Catholic continues its mission of providing the best possible Catholic education for secondary students in the Lower Bucks County area and beyond.
On January 6, 2012, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Conwell-Egan Catholic, along with three other Catholic high schools in the Philadelphia region, would permanently close at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. 
Conwell-Egan Catholic appealed the decision to the Archdiocese, citing the fact that it is the only Catholic high school in Lower Bucks County. Major efforts were put in place to save the school, including the raising of over $3 million. On February 24, nearly seven weeks after the closing announcement, Archibishop Chaput announced that Conwell-Egan and the three other high schools slated to close would remain open. Archbishop Chaput's reasons for keeping the school open were the major fundraising efforts and support from current students, parents, teachers, and alumni.
In 2013, Conwell-Egan launched its iPad Initiative. Beginning with the Class of 2017, iPads were issued to each student. To support this change, the school's network infrastructure was upgraded.
Since remaining open, the school's enrollment has gradually increased.
The boys' basketball team won the PIAA Class AA State Championship on March 21, 2015. This was the school's first basketball state title.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School offers a comprehensive curriculum, with some students opting to take Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. It is the purpose of the academic program at Conwell-Egan Catholic to develop students’ abilities and talents by preparing them for post secondary education.
- Keith Armstrong (born 1963, class of 1982), NFL Atlanta Falcons, Special Teams Coordinator
- Jim Cawley (born 1969, class of 1987), former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
- Mike Fitzpatrick (born 1963, class of 1981), 4-term U.S. House Representative (PA-8)
- Larry Marshall (born 1950), defensive back, kick returner and wide receiver who played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles
- Joe McEwing (born 1972), former professional baseball player, current Chicago White Sox 3rd base coach
- Leo Rossi (born 1946), actor
- Mark S. Schweiker (born 1953), former Governor of Pennsylvania
- Steve Slaton (born 1986), All-American football running back, Heisman Trophy finalist, Miami Dolphins running back
- Bob Zupcic (born 1966), former outfielder who played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox
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