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70th Anniversary Celebration


70th anniversary


On September 9th, 1953, Archbishop Prendergast Catholic School for Boys opened its doors for the first time in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The rest is history, as they say. One school for boys grew into two separate schools for boys and girls before becoming the co-ed Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School we know today. 

The past 70 years taught us the importance of adapting to change - it has been our key to surviving and thriving as a school community. In recognition of our rich, storied history of providing world-class Catholic education in Delaware County - and the community that made it all possible - we are organizing a year-long 70th-anniversary celebration. 

We invite you to join the celebration and reconnect with Bonner & Prendie this year. 


Join the 70th Anniversary Committee

The Bonner & Prendie Advancement Office seeks alumni volunteers to join the 70th Anniversary Planning Committee. The committee will meet remotely on days/times convenient for members to plan the details of the 70th anniversary celebratory events. If interested, email the Advancement Office at [email protected]  

Become a Host 

In fall 2023, Bonner & Prendie will launch the 70th Anniversary Presidential Tour. During the year-long tour, Dr. John Cooke, President of Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, will visit with alumni in four different states in four seasons. We are currently looking for alumni hosts willing to open their homes to nearby alumni and friends. This tour will allow alumni and friends to reconnect with the school community and hear the latest news and updates from Bonner & Prendie. 

If you want to host an event this year, contact Tara George Basile ‘86, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, at 610-259-6012 or email [email protected]

Attend the 70th Anniversary Celebration

In place of this year’s Annual Gala, Bonner & Prendie will host a community-wide 70th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 9th, 2023. We invite alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to attend this family-friendly, on-campus event. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details! 

Become a 70th Anniversary Sponsor

Join other businesses, individuals, and organizations in celebrating Bonner & Prendie’s storied history, Catholic values, and future growth by becoming a 70th Anniversary Celebration Sponsor. Your sponsorship support provides the vital resources needed for merit-based scholarships, program enhancements, and capital improvements for our students. CLICK HERE to review our sponsorship levels and benefits. 

Make a Gift 

Over the past 70 years, Bonner & Prendie has grown, evolved, and thrived thanks to the generosity and support of our community. We would not be where we are today without you. 

In honor of this milestone anniversary, we invite you to donate $70 or more to the Annual Fund. Your unrestricted donation directly benefits our ability to provide merit-based scholarships and resources that enhance the student experience. To make a gift today CLICK HERE

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