Archbishop John Carroll High School

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Archbishop John Carroll High School
211 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
United States
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Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1967
School district Archdiocese of Philadelphia
School code 472
President Mr. Francis E. Fox
Principal Mr. Andrew Bradley
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,095 (2015)
Color(s) Red and White         
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Origins
Newspaper Carroll Times
Yearbook Legacy
Admissions Director Michael Duffy

Archbishop John Carroll High School is a secondary school part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia located in Radnor, Pennsylvania.


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).


.Program of Study

The curriculum is primarily college-preparatory. In addition,classes in the fine arts,business education and computer literacy are 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)
  • Regular (average)


Fall Sports

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

Winter Sports

Basketball – Boys Basketball – Girls Cheerleading Ice Hockey Indoor Track – Boys Indoor Track – Girls Swimming – Boys Swimming – Girls Wrestling Bowling

Spring Sports

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

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.[2]


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

Delco Hi-Q Mathletes National Honor Society PJAS Reading Olympics

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

Student Ambassadors Student Council Patriot News TV Crew

Carroll Times Legacy Origins

Social Clubs
Best Buddies Dance Committees Intramurals

Special Interests
Mock Trial Club National Art Honor Society Walking the Walk

Service Clubs
Blood Drive Community Service Corps (CSC) Pro-Life Club Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)

Notable alumni

Sources and references

  1. MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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