|North Catholic High School|
1617 Route 228
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;|
|Established||1939 (North Catholic High School) |
2014 (Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School)
2018 (North Catholic High School)
|Principal||Mr. Luke Crawford|
|Dean of Academic Affairs||Mr. Michael Palcesy|
|Chaplain||Fr. Ken Marlovits|
|Color(s)||Scarlet and gold|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Dean of Students||Eric Campbell|
|Admissions Director||Aaron Kelly|
|Athletic Director||Mike Burrell|
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. 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.
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.
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. 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. The name was removed at the request of the Cardinal.
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.