Harman Patil (Editor)

Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit


+1 717-236-7973

Number of students
842 (2008)

Religious affiliation(s)
Roman Catholic

Diocese of Harrisburg


Blue, Old gold

Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

"Moral and Catholic, Challenging, and Diverse" (In Religion's Garden Grows Wisdom)

Sister Mary Anne Bednar, I.H.M

1 Crusader Way, Harrisburg, PA 17111, USA

Harrisburg High School, Central Dauphin East High, Trinity High School, Susqueh Township High Sch, Cedar Cliff High School


Bishop McDevitt High School is a private, coeducational Catholic high school of the Diocese of Harrisburg, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The school was founded in 1918 and renamed in 1957 to honor the memory of the Most Reverend Philip R. McDevitt, fourth bishop of Harrisburg and founder of the school. Bishop McDevitt has an enrollment of over 850 students in grades 9th through 12th and around 60 full-time faculty. On January 7, 2013 the new Bishop McDevitt High School opened on 1 Crusader Way. It replaced the historic building at 2200 Market Street after 70 years. Since the new facility's introduction, there have especially been several long time staff members and teachers who have left the school. The school's decisions have also been very controversial recently, causing the school to make national headlines several times.



Bishop McDevitt is a part of PIAA District III. McDevitt is known for its athletics especially the football team. Other sports at McDevitt include: Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Soccer, Coed Cross Country, Coed Track & Field, Coed Golf, Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Tennis, Wrestling, Coed Swimming, Coed Bowling, Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, and Lacrosse.

  • 1995 State AA Football Champions
  • 2005 & 2006 District 3 Football Champions
  • 2009 State AA Boys Track & Field Champions
  • 2010 District 3 Football Champions and State Runner-up
  • 2010 MidPenn Champions Girls Track and Field
  • 2011 & 2012 District 3 Football Champions and State Runner-up
  • 2011 District 3 AA Girls Track & Field Champions
  • 2011 Conference Undefeated Title Girls Track and Field
  • 2011 MidPenn Champions Girls Track and Field
  • 2012 District 3 AA Girls Soccer Champions
  • Notable alumni

  • Michael Behe (1969) - an American biochemist and one of the leading intelligent design advocates. Behe's department colleagues have posted a position statement indicating that, "... While we respect Prof. Behe's right to express his views, they are his alone and are in no way endorsed by the department. It is our collective position that intelligent design has no basis in science, has not been tested experimentally, and should not be regarded as scientific."
  • Aaron Berry (2006) - NFL cornerback Detroit Lions
  • Margaret Carlson, née Bresnahan (c:a 1962) - journalist
  • Larry Conjar - NFL player
  • Don Falcone (1976) - American musician
  • LeRon McCoy (2000) - NFL wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
  • LeSean McCoy (2006) - NFL running back for the Buffalo Bills
  • Jaimie Thomas (2004) - NFL offensive lineman Indianapolis Colts
  • Steven Pasquale (1995) - actor, Sean Garrity on FX's Rescue Me and star of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
  • Stephen R. Reed (1967) - longest serving Mayor of Harrisburg. Reed is currently under indictment for more than 450 separate counts including more than 100 felony counts associated with his latter years in office.
  • Ricky Watters (1987) - former San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Seattle Seahawks NFL running back
  • Carmen Finestra (1965) - American producer and TV writer, with three Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations
  • Andrew Panko (1995) NBA
  • References

    Bishop McDevitt High School (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Wikipedia

    Similar Topics