Bishop Shanahan High School

Bishop Shanahan High School

Bishop Shanahan High School
Bishop Shanahan High School
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Bishop Shanahan, People Of God; People For Others

There are many opportunities for Shanahan students to explore their passions and interests.

Bishop Shanahan's rich legacy can be traced to the Christian values and academic excellence first nurtured in St. Agnes Parish High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania. ​Saint Agnes High School was established in 1909 through the efforts of Monsignor Henry C. Schuyler. From 1909 until 1956, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (I.H.M.) administered and staffed the high school until it became necessary to secure a larger property to accommodate the growing Catholic enrollment.


There are many opportunities for Shanahan students to explore their passions and interests. DECA (business club), Respect Life Club, Shanaviews (school newspaper), Channel 2 Mornings News, and Forensics Team are just a few examples of the 42 clubs and activities, and 21 different sports teams. There is something for everyone at BSHS.

The student experience is uniquely designed for each individual, yet united by the commitment to Christ-Centered values. In addition to celebrating the Catholic faith through school-wide masses and the opportunity for confession, all are welcome to attend daily mass in the chapel and the exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament each Friday. Students put their faith in action by participating in meaningful community service projects that address social issues. We are confident that the students and alumni of Bishop Shanahan High School make the world a better place.
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Our mission is to ensure that our school’s programs serve the mission of Catholic-Christian formation for all students. The tenets of our faith should imbue everything we do. At all times our students should be aware that they are a part of a Catholic school community that invites each of them to be faith-filled and to act accordingly.

Secondly, our school community engages in an intense pursuit of academic excellence. Using all the resources available to us, my colleagues and I provide our students with an academic program that is both rigorous and relevant, providing your children with the skills and knowledge necessary to become life-long learners.

Finally, BSHS provides the best extracurricular program possible. We have a strong belief that involvement in sports and activities reinforces and enhances a student’s educational experience. We encourage all our students to participate in the life of our school beyond the classroom. Here too, we continually evaluate our programs to ensure that they are the best they can possibly be.

All of this happens as part of a framework that recognizes the parents as the primary educators of their children. Our role is to support and partner with you in the challenging but sublime task of helping our young people to become thoughtful, faith-filled individuals committed to living lives of value.
What an opportunity for young people to attend such a wonderful school. One of the greatest blessings are the life-long friendships that we celebrate often!
- Gwynne G, Facebook.