Archbishop John Carroll High School

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Archbishop John Carroll High School
211 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, Pennsylvania, 19087
United States
Coordinates 40°2′47″N 75°21′14″W / 40.04639°N 75.35389°W / 40.04639; -75.35389Coordinates: 40°2′47″N 75°21′14″W / 40.04639°N 75.35389°W / 40.04639; -75.35389
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) The Roman Catholic Church
Established 1967
Founder The Christian Brothers
School district Archdiocese of Philadelphia
School code 472
President Mr. Francis Fox
Principal Mr. Joseph L. Denelsbeck
Asst. Principal Dr. Patricia Rigby
Ms. Allison Papantoniou
Mr. James Corkery
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 991 (2015)
Color(s) Red and White         
Mascot Patriot
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Origins
Newspaper Carroll Times
Yearbook Legacy
Admissions Director Michael Duffy
Athletic Director Allison Papantoniou
Staff Member Charmaine Gates [2]

Archbishop John Carroll High School is a secondary school part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia located in Radnor, Pennsylvania.


Archbishop Carroll was opened in September 1967 then officially dedicated and blessed on April 28, 1968 as two separate secondary schools. They were called Archbishop John Carroll High School for Boys and Archbishop John Carroll High School for Girls and were the final secondary schools under the building program instituted by Cardinal John Krol. The schools were named for John Carroll, the first bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. Carroll's boys' school was staffed by the Lasallian Christian Brothers, while the girls' school was staffed by several religious orders of sisters. The two schools became co-educational in September 1986, assuming the name, Archbishop John Carroll High School. Today, the school is staffed by diocesan priests,Sisters of St. Joseph and lay personnel. The current student body numbers approximately 991(2015).


Archbishop Carroll currently offers a rigorous academic curriculum that aims to develop the breadth and depth of a Catholic education. Students take courses in English, Theology, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, History, Social Sciences, Business, and Fine Arts. At present, Archbishop Carroll offers 18 AP courses from Freshman until Senior year as boasts one of the highest college placement percentages in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with 98.4% of students pursuing a high level education after they graduate. In the Foreign Languages department, students have the choice of Spanish, French, and Italian as well as Latin as an upperclassman. Carroll's chorus has also frequently been named the best in the Five County Area.


Archbishop Carroll offers many different sports during every season, including: (B for boys, G for girls)

FALL (Starting 8/13)

WINTER (Starting 11/23)

SPRING (Starts 3/2)

Archbishop Carroll athletic teams compete in the Philadelphia Catholic League and belong to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association PIAA. In the 2008-09 season, both the Boys and Girls varsity basketball teams won the PIAA AAA State Championship, earning 2 state titles for Archbishop Carroll.[3]


Archbishop Carroll offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including:

Notable alumni[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
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  4. ^ Maria Bello#Early life
  5. ^ Morrison, John F. (2013-08-08). "Lawrence J. Nowlan Jr., 48, sculptor who was working on Frazier statue". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 

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