Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (Coraopolis)

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School
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Address
1504 Woodcrest Avenue
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, (Allegheny County) 15108
United States
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Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Blessed Mother Mary)
Established 1932
School district Moon Area School District (Serves 21 different districts)
CEEB Code 390845
President Terry O'Rourke Donoghue
Principal Timothy Plocinik
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 377 (2013-14 School Year)
Campus size 75 acres (300,000 m2)
Color(s) Purple and Gold         
Mascot Charger
Team name The Chargers
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication The OLSH Echo (literary magazine)
Newspaper The Clarion
Yearbook Horizon
Director of Admissions Jessica Sellman
Athletic Director Michael McDonald
Website

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School is a private Catholic high school in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, it is a ministry of the Felician Sisters. Among students and in colloquial terms, it is referred to as OLSH /ˈlʃ/.

History

OLSH opened its doors in September 1932 to girls in the ninth and tenth grades. Some of the students studied to enter the sisterhood; others came from nearby communities. Eventually provisions were made for boarders as well. By the late sixties, the aspirancy and the boarding facilities were phased out and OLSH was ready to enter a new era.

In 1970, with the permission of the diocese of Pittsburgh and the approval of the administration of the Felician Sisters, the first boys were admitted to OLSH. The years that followed have seen a steady increase in numbers and in programs and activities for both young men and women at OLSH.

The 1979 Supreme Court decision upholding free transportation for non-public school students is significant in the history of the school in that it broadened the school's recruitment base. Currently students from 29 different school districts come together to form the OLSH community.

Location

OLSH is located on a 75-acre (300,000 m2) campus in Coraopolis, about 12 miles (19 km) west of Pittsburgh.

Athletics

The OLSH Athletic Program offers twenty interscholastic sports teams for students.

Fall sports

Winter sports

Spring sports

  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls and Boys Track and Field
  • Boys Volleyball

Internet radio broadcasts of many OLSH athletic contests are provided by The OLSH Sports Network. Football, boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, baseball, boys soccer and softball games have been broadcast since the Network's inception in 2006-07. The games were previously streams through the MSA Sports Network and can be accessed at www.msasports.net. Currently the games are streamed at www.OLSHChargers.com

Notes

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