Archbishop John Carroll High School (Radnor, Pennsylvania)

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Archbishop John Carroll High School
Pro Deo et Patria
For God and Country
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 Joseph L. Denelsbeck
Asst. Principal Patricia Rigby
Linda Wert
James Corkery
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 900 (2013)
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 James Corkery

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, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sisters of St. Joseph and lay personnel. The current student body numbers approximately 956(2011).

Mission statement[edit]

Archbishop John Carroll High School, a co-educational secondary school within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is committed to excellence in the areas of spiritual, academic, and social development. By guiding our students in the development of their goals within the context of a meaningful relationship with God, others, and self, we challenge them to responsible stewardship in the world. With Christ as our model, the school accomplishes this challenge through the dedication of a professional staff who educate the students by implementing innovative and competitive methodologies.[2]

Alma Mater[edit]

High on the hilltop, over the glen, Dear to our hearts, Archbishop Carroll forever. Hold high the candle, brighten the way We shall be loyal, red and white and pray God lead us onward through each bright new day.

Joy in our learning, peace in our minds, Love in our hearts, Archbishop Carroll forever. Glory and honor, freedom and truth We shall be loyal, red and white, and pray, God lead us onward through each bright new day.

[Words and music by William Bless 1970]


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]

Nicole Fitzpatrick, Personal Shopper (various celebrities)

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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