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Holy Redeemer High School is a high school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton. It is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. It is currently the only Catholic high school in Luzerne County.

Holy Redeemer High School
HRHS seal.jpg
159 South Pennsylvania Boulevard

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United States
Coordinates41°14′29″N 75°53′3″W / 41.24139°N 75.88417°W / 41.24139; -75.88417Coordinates: 41°14′29″N 75°53′3″W / 41.24139°N 75.88417°W / 41.24139; -75.88417
TypePrivate, Coeducational
MottoOmnia per Christum
(All Things Through Christ)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
SuperintendentMsgr. David L. Tressler
DeanTimothy Casey
PrincipalMichael Reese
ChaplainFr. Alex Roche
FacultyAbout 75
Color(s)Red, White and Gold             
Team nameRoyals
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]


In January 2007, Joseph Martino announced the consolidation of four schools into a central Catholic high school for Luzerne County. On February 27, 2007, James J. Redington, then-principal of Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, was selected to be the first principal of the new Holy Redeemer High School.

The school opened on July 1, 2007. It is a consolidation of Bishop Hafey High School in Hazleton, Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre, Bishop O'Reilly High School in Kingston and Seton Catholic High School in Pittston. The school is housed in the former Bishop Hoban building. Holy Redeemer's team name is the Royals and its colors are red, white and gold. Classes began in late August 2007.

The school was not in session on February 28, 2008, because a majority of faculty members called in sick to protest the diocese's refusal to acknowledge a teachers' union. The following day, over 200 students conducted a walkout in support of the teachers and their position. The diocese did not accept the union's terms.[2]

In June 2010, the school's first principal, James Redington, retired. The assistant principal, Anita Sirak, succeeded him.


Principal Term
1 James J. Redington 2007–2010
2 Anita M. Sirak 2010–2017
3 Michael Reese 2017—present


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on March 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. ^ | Students walk out for teachers Strike At Scranton Catholic School Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine