Conwell-Egan Catholic High School

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Conwell-Egan Catholic High School
Address
611 Wistar Road
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania 19030
United States
Coordinates 40°9′44″N 74°50′59″W / 40.16222°N 74.84972°W / 40.16222; -74.84972Coordinates: 40°9′44″N 74°50′59″W / 40.16222°N 74.84972°W / 40.16222; -74.84972
Information
Type Private, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1957
Oversight Archdiocese of Philadelphia
School code 691-671
President Janet Dollard
Principal Michael Culnan
Faculty 29 (2015)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 560[1] (2015)
Color(s) Royal blue and white         
Athletics conference Philadelphia Catholic League
Nickname Eagles
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Publication The Secret Rose (literary magazine, defunct)
Newspaper The Crier (defunct)
Yearbook Aerie
Website

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School is a coeducational, Catholic high school in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

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. [3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Academics[edit]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ "Conwell-Egan Catholic High School iPad Initiative - Conwell-Egan Catholic High School". Conwell-egan.org. 2016-11-02. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Conwell-Egan defeats Aliquippa for first state title". Philly.com. 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  6. ^ Keith Armstrong, The Pro Football Archives. Accessed January 4, 2017. "High School: Bishop Egan (Levittown, PA)"
  7. ^ "Lt. Governor Jim Cawley", Harcum College press release, April 25, 2014. . Accessed January 4, 2017. "A graduate of Bishop Egan High School, Cawley graduated cum laude from Temple University's College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science."
  8. ^ Mike Fitzpatrick, House Republicans. Accessed January 4, 2017. "Mike graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills and earned his bachelor’s degree while working his way through St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida."
  9. ^ Larry Marshall, databaseFootball.com. Accessed January 4, 2017. "High School: Bishop Egan (Levittown, PA)"
  10. ^ "Mark Schweiker". nga.org. National Governors Association. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  11. ^ Finder, Chuck (30 October 2005). "WVU's Steve Slaton overcomes many obstacles". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 

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