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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
Bishop Shanahan High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Downingtown, PA. It has 1,130 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. Tuition is $8,600 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
220 Woodbine Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
Telephone
(610) 518-1300

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid

Bishop Shanahan High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1210
332 responses
Average ACT
28
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Homecoming rally
    22%
  • Class events (i.e. Junior week)
    19%
  • Productions and concerts
    18%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Holiday Masses
    7%
  • Halloween
    6%
  • Senior privilege of sitting outside
    6%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,130
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Poll
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,130
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,400
National
$184,700
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Bishop Shanahan High School Reviews

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I am so grateful that I got to go to Bishop Shanahan High School (Class of 2008). I felt extremely prepared for college and later for my career path, in large part due to my positive experience at BSHS. Caring teachers who are passionate about their work guided me academically. Devoted coaches helped me to improve in athletics. A wide variety of extracurricular opportunities allowed me to find my own niche and passions. Through retreats, regular prayer and a welcoming community of faith, my spirituality grew.
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Typical Catholic High school experience, I made friends for life and was able to take AP classes but otherwise the place needs some work.

The Administration seemed to only be in place to reprimand students and I never really felt supported as an individual until it was time to apply to colleges. They wanted to see how much scholarship money they could tote around... and I was not Catholic so I was sort of "left to the side," even though I was in the top 5% of my graduating class. I was not even able to stand on the stage at graduation.

This school made me thankful to go to a Public University once I graduated and I am thankful for my AP class experience overall. Please make sure if you send your kid here that you make it clear you're expecting a personal approach to their education - no matter if you're Catholic or not.
Great caring teachers, terrific students, and some of the best sports teams around. Winning football, volleyball, and golf. You can't go wrong coming to this school!