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Swarthmore High School

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Type  Public secondary
Closed  1983
School color(s)  Garnet, White
Founded  1893
Established  1893
Grades  9-12
Mascot  Garnet
Ceased operations  1983
Locale  Wallingford-Swarth School District

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Swarthmore High School was a four-year public high school in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania serving the Boroughs of Swarthmore and Rutledge.


Swarthmore established its own independent school district when Swarthmore Borough incorporated in 1893. The Swarthmore and Rutledge School Districts merged in 1955. In 1971 the Swarthmore-Rutledge District merged with adjacent Nether Providence School District to create the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.

Swarthmore High School became Strath Haven High School when it merged with Nether Providence High School in the fall of 1983. Swarthmore students were moved to Nether Providence High School.

The building that was Swarthmore High School is now the Swarthmore Rutledge School, an elementary school in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.

Notable alumni

  • Edmund N. Bacon ('28), city planner (and father of actor Kevin Bacon)
  • Avery F. Blake, Jr. ('49), member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Ron Bloom ('73), Presidential advisor in the Obama administration
  • Wally Butterworth ('18?), radio personality
  • Carl Gersbach ('64), National Football League player, 1970–1976
  • Terry Irving ('69), CNN Producer
  • Bevan Sharpless ('22), planetary astronomer
  • Jane L. Vache, member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • Alice Putnam Willetts ('43), member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame
  • References

    Swarthmore High School Wikipedia

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