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.

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

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1957

Student Body

Total Students
1,134 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Bishop Shanahan High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
52%
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
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
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
36 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, SADD, School Play, Select Chorus, Spanish Club, Stage Crew, String Ensemble, Student Council, World Affairs Club, Yearbook

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The average private school tuition in Chester County, PA is $20,010 for elementary schools and $31,843 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chester County, PA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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