Roman Catholic High School, a Catholic secondary educational institution, founded in 1890 by Thomas E. Cahill, provides young men from diverse social, economic and geographical backgrounds an education of academic and cultural excellence in a scholarly environment. The challenging academic curriculum, competitive athletics program and engaging activities complement each other to foster courage, character and leadership.
On Saturday, March 14, 2015, Roman Catholic High School’s Mock Trial team competed in the finals of the John S. Bradway Philadelphia High School Mock Trial Competition at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Roman defeated St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, 9-0, to win the competition and the 2015 city championship. This is Roman’s second straight city title, third overall, having also won in 2010. The team is coached by Roman alumni Steve Patton ’08, Pat Prendergast ’13, George Zindel ’14, and faculty member John Pensabene. Michael Schwoerer ’15 won the best attorney award, and Anthony Nguyen ’15 won the best witness award. The accompanying video highlights their roles.