Bishop Mcdevitt High School

  • As a community composed of teachers and students missioned to continue the Catholic Faith, we proclaim the Gospel of Christ, value each individual, and commit ourselves to promoting self-disciplined learning in which all aspire toward lifelong personal growth.
  • We are truly unique because we come from the many municipalities of the Harrisburg Area, encompassing urban, suburban, and small town areas.
  • We come from various racial, ethnic, and religious heritages as well as from different social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • We aim to create an atmosphere that enables our students to acquire skills and knowledge, to develop physical and aesthetic potentials and to form moral, social and cultural standards.
  • We believe these values help our students develop self-reliance, self expression and an appreciation of their vocation to become active, articulate and contributing members of our local, national and world communities.
  • We strive within our environment to create a climate enlivened by the Gospel Spirit.
  • In this environment, we share with one another and encourage each other to be what God intended us to be.
  • We envision a life in which faith can gradually mature; hope can become realistic and firm; and charity can be evidence in a caring community which is willing to be of service to the human family.
  • Instruction in religious truth and values is an integral part of the school program.
  • It is perceived and functions as the underlying reality in which the students' experiences of learning and living achieve their coherence and their deepest meaning.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students736 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeBishop Mcdevitt High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hummelstown
    Grades: K-12 | 272 students
    6.9 miles
    1525 Sand Hill Road
    Hummelstown, PA 17036
    (717)533-4900
    6.9 K-12
    272
  • Harrisburg
    Grades: K-12 | 305 students
    6.4 miles
    2000 Blue Mountain Pkwy
    Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (717)545-3728
    6.4 K-12
    305
  • Harrisburg
    Wordsworth Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 2-12 | 43 students
    4.6 miles
    1745 N Cameron St
    Harrisburg, PA 17103
    (717)238-6980
    4.6 2-12
    43

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