Bishop McDevitt High School
School DescriptionSCHOOL 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.
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.
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
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 PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size20
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Accepting Students in GradesNo
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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