Archbishop Spalding High School

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Archbishop Spalding High School
Address
8080 New Cut Road
Severn, Maryland, (Anne Arundel County), 21144-2399
United States
Coordinates 39°7′29″N 76°38′49″W / 39.12472°N 76.64694°W / 39.12472; -76.64694Coordinates: 39°7′29″N 76°38′49″W / 39.12472°N 76.64694°W / 39.12472; -76.64694
Information
Type Private, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1966
CEEB Code 210-583
President Kathleen K. Mahar
Principal Lewis Van Wambeke
Asst. Principal Nicholas S.J. Hondrum,
William Weber,
Kaycie Bowen
Chaplain Thomas Ryan
Faculty 84
Grades 912
Enrollment 1220 (2011-2012)
 • Grade 9 317
 • Grade 10 304
 • Grade 11 307
 • Grade 12 292
Average class size 26
Campus size 52-acre (210,000 m2)
Color(s) Red and white         
Athletics conference MIAA / IAAM
Mascot Cavalier
Nickname Spalding
Team name Cavaliers
Rival St. Mary's High School (Annapolis, Maryland)
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Spalding Magazine
Newspaper The Spalding Spirit
Yearbook Crossroads
Tuition $12,950 (2012-2013)
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
Website

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 participate in interstate competitions each year. Archbishop Spalding's mascot is the Cavalier.

Background[edit]

Archbishop Spalding was established in 1963 as an all-girls high school called Holy Trinity High School. When the school moved to its present location in 1966, it was renamed Martin Spalding High School in honor of the seventh archbishop of Baltimore. Its name was changed to Archbishop Spalding High School in 1986. The school has been coeducational since 1973.[2]

In May 2003, the school acquired the adjacent 22-acre (89,000 m2) Upton Farm property,[3] 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.

Since winter 2014, Archbishop Spalding no longer follows the decisions made by Anne Arundel County Public Schools on whether or not schools should remain open for days in which it may be unsafe, due to weather, for students to attend school.[4]

Campus/facilities[edit]

The school's facilities include 50 academic classrooms and four science laboratories. Its library maintains a collection of approximately 14,000 books and 24 desktop computers for student research. An entire wing of the school is networked for wireless computing. The school also has an IMAC laboratory, two personal computer laboratories and four mobile laptop carts with 30 computers each. All classrooms have access to video and computer projection equipment for visual presentations. The auditorium, with 1,200 seats, provides a location for school wide assemblies, as well as theater and music productions. A chapel is available for use by students, parents and faculty.[5]

The school has seven athletic fields. Its athletic stadium has an all-weather turf field, eight-lane track, seating for 2,000 and a video scoreboard. The main gymnasium seats 1,100 and a secondary gymnasium seats 500.[5]

An outdoor area known as the Senior Garden is traditionally reserved for use by senior students during their lunch breaks.[5]

Sports[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] At the First Mariner Arena on January 5, 2008, the school's cheerleaders won their fifth consecutive state championship in the Varsity Parochial division.[6] 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.[7]

The 2010/2011 wrestling team was received its highest ever team placement at National Preps with a third place finish. It was voted #1 by the Washington Post,[citation needed] #1 by the Baltimore Sun[citation needed] and #1 by MSWA[citation needed] and had an Intermat national ranking #47.[citation needed]

Baltimore Sun Boys Metro Player of the Year Awards[edit]

Performance groups[edit]

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. Stephanie Huesgen, band director, was selected as one of SBO's national list of "50 Directors Who Make a Difference" in 2005. 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.[citation needed]

Several instrumental and vocal scholarships are available to incoming students upon audition.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
  2. ^ "History". Archbishop Spalding High School. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rona Kobell (November 4, 2002). "School, farmers play ball on land sale". The Baltimore Sun. 
  4. ^ Dize, Kirsten (January 30, 2015). "Public school off days create scheduling problems for private schools during inclement weather". abc2news.com. The E.W. Scripps Co. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "ASHS Campus Tour". Archbishop Spalding High School. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lady Cavs cheerleaders come in first". Catholic Review. January 7, 2008. 
  7. ^ Christ Jung (August 9, 2010). "Archbishop Spalding Looks To Repeat In '10". Catholic SportsNet. 
  8. ^ "1997 All-Metro boys soccer teams". The Baltimore Sun. November 28, 1997. 
  9. ^ Paul McMullen (December 11, 2004). "UConn's Gay shooting for stardom". The Baltimore Sun. 
  10. ^ "Rudy Gay ’04 Helps USA beat Turkey 81-64 to win the 2010 FIBA World Championship Crown". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 

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