USA Pennsylvania, USA
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Bishop McDevitt High School

Established: 1929

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    405
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Year, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
Bishop McDevitt High School is a Catholic school accepting international students from grades 9 to 12. The academic program develops analytical and communication skills with vigorous preparation for the world of advanced study. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills that contribute to effective learning.

FACILITIES
Bishop McDevitt is equipped to integrate technology into the classroom with enterprise-class internet and network infrastructure. Students have access to media labs, science labs, and sports facilities including the Rocco Ortenzio Stadium.

SPORTS AND ARTS
The school has a strong tradition of athletic excellence with a long history of championship and supportive coaches.
The school also acknowledges the importance of art in the development of a well-rounded global citizen, with opportunities such as musical theater and pottery.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Wyncote is conveniently located just outside of Philadelphia and offers international high school students a glimpse of old America. Students can visit many historical sites like the Liberty Bell, try local cuisine like the Philly Cheesesteak, or just enjoy a the old city atmosphere at a local cafe.

Awards and Accomplishments Of School

Recently accredited by Middle States; 2018 Award National Catholic Education Association; 21st Century School Program Launching in 2019-2020 school year; Boys Basketball PCL Finals; Boys Basketball Semi-Final State Champs; Girls Basketball District Champs

Famous Alumni

1. Jim Curtain ‘97 – is a retired American soccer player and current Head Coach, Philadelphia Union Men’s Professional Soccer Team
2. Frank Rizzo Jr. - member of Philadelphia City Council
3. Paul F. Tompkins ‘86 - American comedian, actor and writer
4. Chris Conlin – was an All-American football player at Penn State University, former NFL player with the Miami Dolphins
5. Cindy Griffin '87 – Head Coach, Women's Basketball at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 3% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:22
Average Class Size
20
SAT Average
1054
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
No
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
2D Art, 3D Art, Art, Drawing, Drawing and Painting, Musical Theater, Portfolio, Pottery and Sculpture, Sculpture
Music
Band, Band, Choir, Choir, Instrumental Music, Piano - Introduction, Rock n' Roll
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, US History
Languages
French, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Art Club, Asian Student Alliance, Book Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, Fashion Club, Film, Language Clubs and Honor Societies, Mathletes, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Students for Life, Writing Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-19
ELTiS Required
220
TOEFL Required
60
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Can't be 20 at graduation. Students are not allowed to repeat a grade. Will not accept IELTS.

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