Bishop Shanahan High School

Bishop Shanahan High School, a Catholic co-educational secondary school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, provides its students with a strong spiritual formation, challenging academic offerings, and rich extracurricular programs.
A vibrant witness to Christian values and a commitment to academic rigor and integrity prepare all students to be critical thinkers and moral stewards in a rapidly evolving global environment.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 876 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Bishop Shanahan High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
876 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Bishop Shanahan High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
52%
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 2D Design, AP 3D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Academic Bowl, Ambassadors Club, Art Club, Bowling, Business Club, Chess & Game Club, Choral Ensemble, Concert Band, CSC, Forensics, French Club, Italian Club, Jazz Band, Leadership Council, Literary Magazine, Marching Band, Mathletes, Ministry Club, Mixed Chorus, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Pep Band, Photography Club, R and B Band, Respect Life, Robotics Club, School Play, Select Chorus, Spanish Club, Stage Crew, String Ensemble, Student Council, World Affairs Club, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Catholic Athletes for Christ, Habitat for Humanity, Mental Health Awareness Club, Pro Life Club
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Bishop Shanahan High School offer?
Bishop Shanahan High School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Bishop Shanahan High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Bishop Shanahan High School's ranking?
Bishop Shanahan High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Bishop Shanahan High School?
The application deadline for Bishop Shanahan High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 876 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chester County, PA is $21,194 for elementary schools and $30,071 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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