North Catholic High School
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North Catholic High School
North Catholic High School
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1617 Route 228

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United States
Coordinates40°41?17?N 80°4?6?W / 40.68806°N 80.06833°W / 40.68806; -80.06833Coordinates: 40°41?17?N 80°4?6?W / 40.68806°N 80.06833°W / 40.68806; -80.06833
TypePrivate, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic;
Established1939 (North Catholic High School)
2014 (Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School)
2018 (North Catholic High School)
PrincipalMr. Luke Crawford
Dean of Academic AffairsMr. Michael Palcesy
ChaplainFr. Ken Marlovits
Enrollment575 (2018)
Color(s)Scarlet and gold         
Team nameTrojans
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Dean of StudentsEric Campbell
Admissions DirectorAaron Kelly
Athletic DirectorMike Burrell

North Catholic High School is a private Catholic high school located in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. The school's mascot is the Trojan and its colors are scarlet and gold.


North Catholic High School began as an all-boys school in 1939, founded by Bishop Hugh Charles Boyle of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Marianists.[2] Girls began enrolling in the school in 1973. The original location of the high school was in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Troy Hill, where it remained in operation for 75 years.[3]

On June 2, 2012, the Diocese of Pittsburgh held a groundbreaking ceremony in Cranberry Township to signify the start of construction of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, slated to receive students in the Fall of 2014. The school was renamed Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School for the 2013-2014 school year after Cardinal Donald Wuerl.[4]

Name change

In 2018, the name of the school reverted to North Catholic High School following criticism of Cardinal Wuerl by a grand jury investigation into child abuse in Pennsylvania.[5][6][7] There had been calls to remove the Cardinal's name since the grand jury report was released and the words "Cardinal Wuerl" on the sign outside of the school were spraypainted over by unknown vandals.[7][8] The name was removed at the request of the Cardinal.[6][7]


In 2016, the North Catholic marching band was revitalized after ten years of its absence. The marching band, along with other bands at North Catholic, continue to grow each year. The marching band performs halftime shows at both away and home football games and participates in parades.[9]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "About North". North Catholic High School. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Alumni to bid goodbye to old North Catholic High School". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Ground broken for new North Catholic High School". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Defert, Alex (23 August 2018). "Cardinal Wuerl's name removed from Catholic High School". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Cardinal Wuerl's name taken off Pittsburgh school due to scandal". RTE News. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ a b c DeJesus, Ivey (22 August 2018). "Cardinal Wuerl's name removed from a Pittsburgh Catholic high school". The Patriot-News. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Rittmeyer, Brian; Clift, Theresa (20 August 2018). "Cardinal Wuerl's name painted over at North Catholic High School". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Allegretto, Amerigo. "The Cranberry Eagle Online". Retrieved 2018.

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