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|Archbishop John Carroll High School|
211 Matsonford Road
|Motto||Pro Deo Et Patria|
(For God and Country)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Archdiocese of Philadelphia|
|President||Francis E. Fox|
|• Grade 9||169|
|• Grade 10||197|
|• Grade 11||293|
|• Grade 12||285|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
Archbishop John Carroll High School was opened in September 1967. It was officially dedicated and blessed on April 28, 1968. It was originally two separate secondary schools, Archbishop John Carroll for Boys and Archbishop John Carroll for Girls. They 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 as diocesan priests, Sisters of St. Joseph, but majorly lay personnel. The current student body numbers approximately 1,095 (2015). On April 28–29, 2018 Archbishop Carroll with be celebrating it 50 years as a school.
Academic Program of Study
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.
Archbishop John Carroll High Schools offers fall, winter, and spring sports, with over 60% of the student body participating in the athletics program. 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.
- Cross Country, Boys/Girls
- Field Hockey
- Soccer – Boys/Girls
- Tennis – Girls
- Basketball – Boys/Girls
- Ice Hockey
- Indoor Track – Boys/Girls
- Swimming – Boys/Girls
- Unified Bocce (BestBubies)
- Lacrosse – Boys/Girls
- Outdoor Track – Boys/Girls
- Tennis – Boys
Archbishop Carroll offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including:
- Concert Band
- Delco Hi-Q
- Mixed Select Chorus
- National Art Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS)
- Reading Olympics
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Close Up Foundation
- Carroll Times
- Legacy (Yearbook)
- Community Service Corps (CSC)
- Diversity Club
- Pro-Life Club
- Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)
- Red Cross-Blood Drive
- Student Ambassadors
- Student Council
- Dance Committee
- Archbishop Carroll Theater Society (ACTS)
- Art Club
- Band/Color Guard
- Best Buddies
- Game Club
- Mock Trial Club
- Patriot News TV
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Maria Bello, actress; World Trade Center (film), Thank You for Smoking, Secret Window, Coyote Ugly (film), and ER (TV series)
- Will Smith, actor; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, After Earth, Shark Tale, and Suicide Squad (film).
- Kevin Brennan, played Batfink to rave reviews. Comedian, podcaster and professional curmudgeon
- Burt Grossman, retired NFL player, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers
- Lawrence Nowlan, sculptor
- Gerard Phelan, Wide Receiver Boston College; caught famed Hail Mary pass from Doug Flutie (1984) vs. University of Miami
- John Prendergast, Class of 1981, human rights activist, author, and former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council
- Maurice Stovall, Wide Receiver; Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Mike Costanzo, Former Third Baseman; Cincinnati Reds
- Joseph Clancy, Director of the Secret Service
- Derrick Jones Jr., NBA power forward for the Portland Trail Blazers
- Eric Tangradi, Former NHL Forward Pittsburgh Penguins
Sources and references
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- 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.