The John Carroll School

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The John Carroll School
703 Churchville Road
Bel Air, (Harford County), Maryland 21014
United States
Coordinates39°32′20″N 76°19′59″W / 39.53889°N 76.33306°W / 39.53889; -76.33306Coordinates: 39°32′20″N 76°19′59″W / 39.53889°N 76.33306°W / 39.53889; -76.33306
TypePrivate, college preparatory, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 9, 1964
PrincipalTom Durkin
Campus size72 acres (290,000 m2)
Color(s)Black and gold         
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools
PublicationPinnacle (literary magazine)
NewspaperThe Patriot[1]

The John Carroll School, established in 1964, is a private, independent, college-preparatory, co-educational Catholic school for grades 9–12. It is located on 87 acres (350,000 m2) in Bel Air, Maryland, United States, about 30 minutes' drive north of Baltimore in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The school is named after John Theodore Carroll, the first Catholic bishop and archbishop in the United States, serving as the ordinary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.


In the early 1960s Lawrence Shehan decided to build an Archdiocesan Catholic high school on an 87-acre (350,000 m2) site in Bel Air, Harford County. The John Carroll School opened to 202 freshmen on September 9, 1964 under the leadership of Raymond Wanner. From its earliest days the school was run by clergy, religious, and laity.

Students in grades 9–12 attend the school. John Carroll draws students from the Baltimore metropolitan area, especially Harford, Baltimore and Cecil Counties, as well as southern Pennsylvania.[3]


John Carroll offers a college preparatory curriculum and offers 17 AP courses.

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  1. ^ "The Patriot". The Patriot.
  2. ^ "Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships". John Carroll School - Bel Air, Maryland.
  3. ^ "History". John Carroll School - Bel Air, Maryland.

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