Archbishop Spalding High School
|Archbishop Spalding High School|
|8080 New Cut Road
Severn, Maryland, (Anne Arundel County), 21144-2399
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|President||Kathleen K. Mahar|
|Principal||Lewis Van Wambeke|
|Asst. Principal||Nicholas S.J. Hondrum,
|Average class size||26|
|Campus size||52-acre (210,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Red and white|
|Athletics conference||MIAA / IAAM|
|Rival||St. Mary's High School (Annapolis, Maryland)|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||The Spalding Spirit|
|Feeder schools||Monsignor Slade Elementary School, School of the Incarnation, St. Mary's Elementary School, Cardinal Gibbons School|
|Affiliation||Archdiocese of Baltimore|
|Admissions director||Thomas Miller|
|Aquinas coordinator||Jeanine Kandrac|
|Athletic director||Lee Dove|
|Alumni director||Kristen Koehler|
|Guidance director||Cheryl Ventura|
Archbishop Spalding High School is a private, Catholic co-educational high school located in Severn, Maryland, USA. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore. Most of its students live in Annapolis, Crownsville, Arnold, Pasadena, Severna Park, Crofton, Millersville, Glen Burnie, or Davidsonville in Anne Arundel County. Some also travel from southern Baltimore County, east Prince George's County and parts of Howard County. Spalding has numerous clubs for student involvement and/or academic competition, including Academic Bowl, Mock Trial, Strategic Gaming, HOPE (Help Our Planet Earth) and a NAIMUN award-winning Model United Nations team. It also has many competitive sports teams, such as soccer, basketball, softball, American football, baseball, lacrosse and cross country. These athletic teams compete in the MIAA and the IAAM Conferences. The baseball team was ranked as #21 in the United States in 2007, according to USA Today. The school sponsors a highly competitive music program, in which students compete in interstate competitions each year. Archbishop Spalding's mascot is the Cavalier.
Archbishop Spalding was established in 1963 as an all-girls high school called Holy Trinity High School. The school moved to its present location in 1966 as Martin Spalding High School. It became coeducational in 1973.
In May 2003, the school acquired the adjacent Upton Farm property, enlarging the school's campus to 52-acre (210,000 m2). The addition of a new arts and technology wing was completed in September 2009.
The current building houses 54 academic classrooms, including four science laboratories. The school's library media center houses approximately 14,000 volumes, and offers students access to twenty four desktop computers for research. With a focus on integrating technology within the academic program, the entire school building wing is networked as a wireless environment. There are two PC computer laboratories, one IMAC laboratory and four mobile laptop carts containing thirty computers per cart. All classrooms are equipped with closed circuit systems and access to video and computer projection units that allow enhanced visual presentations.
The Archbishop Spalding auditorium, with seating capacity for 1,200, is used for the school's theater and music productions. The auditorium is the central location for school-wide assemblies and liturgies. The school also has a chapel, which students, parents and faculty use for quiet reflection, personal meditation, prayer services and group liturgies. One area of the campus that is recognized as a privileged tradition is the Senior Garden, an outdoor area where only senior students may go during their lunch.
Archbishop Spalding has seven fields. Outside is a new athletic stadium which includes a Sportex all-weather turf field, eight-lane track, lighting, seating capacity for 2,000 and a video scoreboard.
The main gymnasium has a seating capacity of 1,100 and the secondary gymnasium seats 500. There is a weight training center for individual and team conditioning.
Archbishop Spalding competes in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) in boys' sports and in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) in girls' sports, against Baltimore-area schools. It plays in either the "A" or "B" divisions of these leagues. The baseball team was ranked as #21 in the USA in 2007, according to USA Today. The dance team has won first place three years in a row at the EDA Nationals and this year[which?] will be competing at an even higher level at the UDA Nationals in Orlando. Cheerleading has been nationally ranked since 1999, and the team was placed first at the Maryland State Championships for seven consecutive years. In 2009 and 2010, the American football team was MIAA "B" Conference Champions. The Spalding girls' soccer program was ranked second in the US in fall 2009,
Baltimore Sun Boys Metro Player of the Year Awards
Archbishop Spalding has a number of performance groups, including instrumental and vocal ensembles. Instrumental groups include a guitar ensemble, string ensemble, jazz band, concert band, symphonic band and wind ensemble. Vocal groups include advanced women's chorus, girls' chorale, chorus, chromosome Y and vocal ensemble. Music theory is offered as an elective class in the curriculum. Shawn Heming is the current[when?] guitar instructor, Beth Hough is the vocal director and music department chair. Bill Sturgis and Stephanie Huesgen are the current band directors. Stephanie Huesgen has been teaching for over 20 years at Archbishop Spalding. A student of hers was selected as a finalist for the 2005 Hershey's All-USA High School Band. In 2005, she was selected as one of SBO's national list of "50 Directors Who Make a Difference". In 2007 at the national Musicfest in Orlando, Florida, Archbishop Spalding was awarded "Grand Band Champion", and was thus the overall national winner for that week's competition.
Several instrumental and vocal scholarships are available to incoming students upon audition.
- Rudy Gay, professional basketball player
- David Correy, The X Factor contestant
- Kyle Dixon, professional lacrosse player
- Tamar Braxton, singer
- Christine Nairn, professional soccer player
- Jimi Haha, Jimmie's Chicken Shack's lead singer
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved July 31, 2009.