Award Year: 2016

Strath Haven High School

205 South Providence Road
Wallingford, PA, 19086-6333

(610) 892-3470

Dr. Mary Jo Yannacone, Principal at time of Nomination


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Graduates possess knowledge and skills to be responsible, engaged citizens who exhibit intellectual curiosity and aesthetic appreciation, demonstrate informed critical thinking and maintain personal integrity.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students enjoying a break after Friday night football

Students enjoying a break after Friday night football

Strath Haven High School is a comprehensive public high school located in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Strath Haven High School graduates possess the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to act as responsible citizens engaged in their community, nation, and the world around them; exhibit intellectual curiosity and aesthetic appreciation; demonstrate self-awareness and informed critical thinking; and maintain personal integrity and healthy decision-making in order to ensure success in post-secondary education, the workplace, and the home. Critical to the success of the Strath Haven community is our commitment to a strong educational foundation, exceptional and extensive opportunities in athletics, extracurricular activities, and the arts, and altruistic service to others. These values are espoused by parents, residents, and staff.

We strive to provide a welcoming and respectful school atmosphere where students are celebrated for their diversity, including a Diversity Trainers program of 180 students, Kids on the Block, Unified Bocce, Gay-Straight Alliance, and International Club. The A Better Chance program, bringing students from lower socio-economic communities around the country to Strath Haven, celebrates its 40th year in Wallingford-Swarthmore in 2016. Most importantly, the Strath Haven faculty is the cornerstone of our success. Their efforts to work collaboratively for continuous improvement and for the benefit of every student, as well as their involvement in extracurricular activities lead to strong relationships among staff and students. Our activities program includes over thirty interscholastic athletic programs, nearly eighty clubs, a choir of two-hundred students and a marching band of four-hundred students.