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President’s Message

Welcome to Archbishop Carroll High School, where we are celebrating 50 years of excellence in Catholic education.

Cardinal John Krol blessed and dedicated our school on Apr. 28, 1968, on the historic Main Line area of Philadelphia.  The Sisters of St. Joseph, diocesan priests and lay faculty stood ready to prepare to educate countless young women and men who continue to go forth, making a difference beyond the walls of Carroll.  As we mark our 50th anniversary, Carroll remains committed to excellence in the spiritual, academic and social development of our students, who come from every country in the Philadelphia region.

In the classroom, we are launching the Carroll Chromebook Initiative, which will see every Carroll student issued a Chromebook, forever changing their learning experience.  We’re adapting to a growth mindset where students are constantly being challenged to achieve, learn and improve.  That’s the learning environment we are creating at Carroll.

Our 50th anniversary celebration commenced Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Philadelphia, celebrated Mass for our school community.  This was a pivotal moment in Carroll’s history, and we were blessed to have Archbishop Chaput in our presence to mark this milestone. Watch a replay of the 50th Anniversary Mass.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, we honored Mr. Barry Kirsch during our inaugural Hall of Fame Event.  Barry has served Carroll since its inception, as a teacher, coach, Pro-Life moderator, mentor and friend to all.  He is the best of what Carroll has to offer our students.  His consistency, zeal, determination and humility have provided a wonderful example for generations of Carroll students. This was a perfect opportunity to celebrate this great man.

We will conclude our 50th anniversary celebration the weekend of Apr. 28-29.  On Saturday, Apr. 28, we’re planning a full day of activities ending with an anniversary party and fireworks from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by Mass on on Sunday, Apr. 29, celebrated by Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, D.D., J.D., J.C.D., V.G., auxiliary to the Archbishop of Philadelphia.

There’s much more about Carroll and I invite you to explore the pages of our website to learn about Carroll, #WhereSuccessBegins!

Warm regards,

Francis E. Fox ‘77


December 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • RCIA Meeting - Intro @ Chapel
  • Advent Penance Service
  • Advent Penance Service
  • School Closed - Immaculate Conception
  • Swimming @ Upper Darby
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Scholastic PBP v. Malvern Prep (home)
  • Boys & Girls Varsity Indoor Track Ursinus College Invite
  • Boys JV Basketball v Imhotep (Away)
  • Second Sunday of Advent
  • Cheerleading: Philadelphia Catholic League/District 12
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Westchester U. Showcase v. Coatesville (at WCU)
  • 8th p RCIA Meeting
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Haverford School (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Haverford School (Home)
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Radnor (Home)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball v. Cheltenham (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball. Cheltenham (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Cheltenham (home)
  • CSC Meeting
  • Boys Indoor Track T&FCA of GP @ Lehigh University
  • CSC collection ends
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
  • Boys Varsity Basketball All-City Classic v. Shipley @ McDevitt
  • Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ DVGTCA Lehigh University
  • Christmas Caroling at Nursing Homes (tentative)
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Cristo Rey (Away)
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Cristo Rey
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Coaches v. Cancer v. Plymouth-Whitemarsh @Wood
  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas Concert
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Episcopal Academy
  • Progress Report Data Available Online
  • Christmas Break
  • CSC Christmas Toy Delivery
  • Boys Freshman Basketball @ Episcopal Academy
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Varsity Basketball v. Constitution (home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Constitution (home)
  • Christmas Break
  • Advent Liturgy
  • Archbishop’s Christmas Party (CSC)
  • Christmas Break
  • The following school districts will NOT be bussing HOME: Great Valley, Methacton, Radnor, Springford
  • Dismissal
  • Boys Freshman Basketball @ Salesianum
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Salesianum
  • Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ DVGTCA Lehigh University
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Indoor Track T&FCA of GP @ Leigh University
  • Boys Varsity Basketball WC Prep Holiday Showcase v. Our Savior Lutheran (NY) @Drexel Univ
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Shipley (home)
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Freshman Basketball Devon Holiday Prep Tourney (TBA)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Scholastic PBP v. Abington @ Philly U
  • Boys Freshman Basketball Devon Holiday Prep Tourney (TBA)
  • Christmas Break
  • Girls, Boys Indoor Track Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival @ Staten Island
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Big Game Hoops v. Salesianum (DE) @ Interior