Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School

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Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School
5451 South Flamingo Road
Southwest Ranches (Fort Lauderdale), Florida, (Broward County), 33330
United States
Coordinates 26°03′08″N 80°18′48″W / 26.052328°N 80.313420°W / 26.052328; -80.313420Coordinates: 26°03′08″N 80°18′48″W / 26.052328°N 80.313420°W / 26.052328; -80.313420
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Established 1998
Oversight Archdiocese of Miami
Principal Mr. Richard P. Jean
Asst. Principal Reverend Kris Bartos, John M. Letvinchuk,
Supervising Principal Reverend Brendan Dalton
Staff 80
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,586 (2014)
Campus size 61 acres (250,000 m2)
Color(s) Teal blue, silver and black             
Team name Mavericks
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper The Maverick Post
Tuition $7,900 - $10,000
Athletic Director Anthony Massaro

Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School (abbreviated AMHS as well as ABMHS) was opened in 1998 in Southwest Ranches, Florida, United States. Sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, it is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Named after the second Archbishop of Miami, Edward A. McCarthy, the school's mascot is the Maverick. The founding principal of the school was Dr. Richard Perhla. Students wear a uniform consisting of a solid white or light blue shirt, AMHS khaki slacks, a black leather belt, black shoes, and a student ID with AMHS lanyard. As of the 2014-2015 school year, there are 1,586 students enrolled in grades nine through twelve. Since 2005 AMHS has been named one of the Top 50 Catholic Schools in the nation by the Catholic High School Honor Roll.


Archbishop McCarthy High School is a Catholic college preparatory institution in the South Florida area. The campus consists of two main two-story buildings, a football field with a surrounding track, one baseball diamond, one softball diamond, a brand new Student Center with its own "Maverick Grill" and a Performing Arts Center. The school has an air conditioned gymnasium, indoor weight room, three "learning modules" which are referred to as the Fine Arts Village, an outdoor courtyard, a chapel, and an automobile parking area.

The iPad 2 Program[edit]

With the start of the 2011-2012 school year, Archbishop McCarthy High School implemented a student one-to-one iPad school, making it the first in South Florida. This system allows students as well teachers to enhance the classroom environment and make learning state-of-the-art. Most iPads have textbooks and allow the students many opportanites to access their textbooks, take notes, and complete their assignments. This program, introduced by principal Richard Jean and supervised by technology director Joseph Morano, is one of the most renowned accomplishments by AMHS as a college preparatory and top Catholic high school.[citation needed]


The school is a college preparatory institution. McCarthy has been awarded National Catholic high school honor roll every year since 2005. The school has a dual enrollment program through St. Thomas University in addition to a growing Advanced Placement Program. AMHS draws students from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Archbishop McCarthy offers the following Advanced Placement Courses:

AP Studio Art: Drawing

AP Biology

AP Calculus I AB

AP Calculus II BC

AP Chemistry

AP Computer Science

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Environmental Science

AP French Language

AP Human Geography

AP Macroeconomics

AP Physics 1

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

AP Statistics

AP United States Government and Politics

AP United States History

AP World History

In 2006, the school had one winner of a Silver Knight Award and two National Merit Finalists. The school has a 98% college acceptance rate. 2% are serving as enlisted personnel and officers within the United States Military.


As of 2015, sponsored sports activities at the school included:
    • Baseball
    • Basketball (Men's)
    • Basketball (Women's)
    • Cross Country
    • Cheerleading (Women's)
    • Dance
    • Equestrian[2]
    • Flag Football (Women's)
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Ice Hockey
    • Lacrosse (Men's)
    • Marching Band
    • Soccer (Men's)
    • Soccer (Women's)
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis (Men's)
    • Tennis (Women's)
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Prominent male athletes:


As of the 2014-2015 school year, the following clubs, after school activity programs, honor societies, and organizations were in operation at Archbishop McCarthy High School:


As part of the spiritual of students at Archbishop McCarthy, a retreat open to all students is offered. These retreats help students develop a relationship with Christ beyond that which the classroom studies offer. These retreats are led by the Theology department and are as follows: Pietá for Freshman, Antioch for sophomores, Transfiguration for Juniors, and Diakonia for Seniors. Besides the Freshman retreat, which is held on campus on select Saturdays, the retreats usually last about three days off campus and generally occur twice a year.

Sister school[edit]

Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School is the sister school of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School. Both schools have identical building blueprints and school colors. Both schools were established in 1998.

Notable alumni[edit]

Apart from the athletes previously mentioned, notable alumni include:


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