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
Motto Pro Deo Et Patria
(For God and Country)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1967
School district Archdiocese of Philadelphia
School code 472
President Mr. Francis E. Fox
Principal Dr. Anchen Schulz
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,095 (2015)
Color(s) Red and White         
Mascot Patriot
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Origins
Newspaper Carroll Times
Yearbook Legacy

Archbishop John Carroll High School is a four-year secondary school part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, located in the heart of the Philadelphia's Main Line (Pennsylvania Railroad), on a 55-acre campus.[2]


Archbishop John Carroll High School 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 for Boys and Archbishop John Carroll 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 Church in the United States. The two schools became co-educational in September 1986, assuming the name, Archbishop John Carroll High School. The school is staffed by diocesan priests, Sisters of St. Joseph and lay personnel. The current student body numbers approximately 1,095 (2015).[3]

Academic Program of Study[edit]

The curriculum is primarily college-preparatory with elective classes in the fine arts, business education and computer literacy offered.

The following class groupings are designed to accommodate the needs and challenges the abilities of each student:

  • Diocesan Scholar Program (college courses taken during the senior year)
  • Advanced Placement (college level work offered in 9 subject areas)
  • Honors (above average)
  • Track 2 (average)

Recently, Archbishop Carroll graduates have received scholarships worth over $24.5 million (2013), with 98% of all students continuing on to a college or university.[4]


Archbishop John Carroll High Schools offers fall, winter, and spring sports, with over 60% of the student body participating in the athletics program.[5] 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.[6]

Fall Sports[edit]

  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross Country, Boys/Girls
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer – Boys/Girls
  • Tennis – Girls
  • Volleyball

Winter Sports[edit]

  • Basketball – Boys/Girls
  • Cheerleading
  • Ice Hockey
  • Indoor Track – Boys/Girls
  • Swimming – Boys/Girls
  • Wrestling

Spring Sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Crew
  • Lacrosse – Boys/Girls
  • Outdoor Track – Boys/Girls
  • Softball
  • Tennis – Boys


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

Academic Clubs:

Fine Arts Programs:

  • Archbishop Carroll Theater Society (ACTS)
  • Band/Color Guard
  • Concert Band
  • Carroll Singers
  • Jazz Band
  • Stage Crew

Communications & Publications

  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • Patriot News TV
  • Carroll Times
  • Legacy (Yearbook)
  • Origins

Special Interest & Social Clubs

Service Clubs

  • Blood Drive
  • Community Service Corps (CSC)
  • Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)

Notable alumni[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "About - Archbishop John Carroll High School". Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Mission & Philosophy - Archbishop John Carroll High School". Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Academic Life - Archbishop John Carroll High School". Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Athletics - Archbishop John Carroll High School". Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ 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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