Bishop McDevitt offers a wide variety of educational opportunities across various areas of subject matter and curriculum. Our school is committed to the development of the student through an holistic and global approach to education.

All freshmen are rostered for 6.5 major subjects. The Freshmen Honors Group is rostered for 7 major subjects. Physical Science or Honors Biology, Theology, English, World History, Algebra I, Technological Communications or , World Language. Students may choose Art Basics and take a Foreign Language in Grades 11 and 12. For a complete overview of our core curriculum please click here.

Yearly Requirements

Each year beyond the sophomore year, students are required to take six major subjects and an elective. With the approval of the Academic Assistant Principal, students may take seven majors.

Theology and English are taken each year. Over four years, students take three years of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies though students are encouraged to take four years of each of these subjects.

A four-year language program in Spanish is offered.  A four-year program in Art and a two-year program in Business Technology Education are also available to students.

Junior and Senior Options

Bishop McDevitt offers a two year course of study in the Catholic School Teachers Academy where students may receive college credits toward a degree in education.

We also offer four college credit classes at Arcadia University . Each course that a student takes is worth three (3) credits. Students may earn up to 12 college credits (2 classes in junior year and 2 classes in senior year), at $150 per class, transferable to the college of the students’ choosing.

The Vo-Tech program is available to juniors and seniors.  If you are a resident of Montgomery County, you have an opportunity to take classes at the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology. Students must live in Montgomery County to attend.   Eastern has many different offerings for Juniors and Seniors including their newest program for Veterinary Science.  If you choose to attend Eastern Center for Arts and Technology , you would take 4 courses here at McDevitt in the morning and would be bused by your school district to Eastern for the afternoon courses.  Each year students receive three credits for their course work at the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology. Tuition at Eastern is subsidized through your local taxes – in most cases you only need to pay for supplies for the classes.  If you are interested in learning more, please see Ms. Lisa Ford  or Mrs. Dominello.  You can also visit  their website or set up a shadow day.   Registration is due by April 10th – Please see Ms. Ford  for a Registration Card.

The 2020-2021 programs include:
  • Allied Health (Senior Year Only)
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Commercial Art
  • Computer Network Administration
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Office Management
  • Protective Services
  • Veterinary Science
  • Welding Technology