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Bishop McDevitt High School

Private | 9-12 | 750 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $159,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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Posted January 29, 2011

Graduated in 1971. Best education in the entire area. Philosophy of the system and educators still have an influence on my life to this day. I was well prepared in the continuance of my education. Highly recommended.

Posted January 5, 2009

Very hard. Does not get enought credit for how hard the curriculum is. Students are much smarter than many public school kids. Not enough classes. Students don't get into the best colleges, the college they deserve.

Posted August 6, 2008

I am an alumni and parent of Bishop McDevitt. McDevitt is the best school in the entire Capital Region including the West Shore! McDevitt has a mission to continue the Catholic Faith, we proclaim the Gospel of Christ, value each individual, and to promote self-disciplined learning in which all aspire toward lifelong personal growth.

Posted February 19, 2008

I believe that McDevitt has a good academic program, but the faculty and administration cause way too much debate over things that do not matter and do not contribute to the education of the students. The tuition cost is outreageously high, while the school itself looks as if it has had absolutely no work done on it what so ever. Where does all of our thousands of dollars go then? The educational system may be good, but in my opinion it should be ten times better for the cost, and the rules and regulations that the students and parents need to abide by which cause too much controversy in itself.
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Posted October 12, 2004

I graduated from Bishop McDevitt in 1963. My diploma from this school is at least equal to a masters degree by today's standards. Excellent teachers and programs. I am truly thankful for the education I received at McDevitt.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 5, 2004

Academic program is right on track! I have a sophomore there this year and will add a freshman next year. The sophomore has done very well, the programs are excellent, the atmosphere is conducive to learning. As a graduate myself, wouldn't send my children anyplace else!
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Posted April 20, 2004

Our son thrived in the school. The honors classes were challenging and rewarding. The atmosphere seems to foster education and stability. The teachers are excellent.
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Posted August 22, 2003

This was a great school for my son and has a spectacular football history! Highly recommend to any parent looking for a private school in the area!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 71%
Black 20% 15%
Hispanic 8% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • Sr. Mary Anne Bednar, IHM
  • Coed
  • Roman Catholic
  • Diocese Of Harrisburg
Fax number
  • (717) 234-1270


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1 Crusader Way
Harrisburg, PA 17111
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Phone: (717) 236-7973


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