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Roman Catholic High School

301 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19107



Admissions Director
Adam J. Gault '08

Did You Know...

  • 96% of graduates pursue higher education
  • The graduating classes of 2013 and 2014 combined for over $50 million in college scholarships and grants
  • Alumni contribute over $200,000 in academic scholarships each year
  • Roman offers 17 Varsity sports, 30 clubs and activities
  • We have a “1 to 1 iPad initiative” for all freshmen and incoming students


Founded: 1890

Colors: Purple & Gold

Mascot: The Cahillite

By The Numbers

1717 Varsity Sports
25The class of 2013 received over $25 million in college scholarships and grants
3030 Clubs and Activities

Fun Facts

Roman's founder, Thomas E. Cahill, never actually saw the school. He passed away before its construction but his wife made sure his wishes were carried out. For this reason, Roman Catholic is often referred to as "Cahill's Dream."

Roman Catholic was the very first Catholic high school for boys in the United States.

The site of Roman's McSherry Hall was once the Philadelphia morgue.

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