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Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement

Archbishop John Carroll High School, a co-educational secondary school within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is committed to excellence in the areas of spiritual, academic, and social development. By guiding our students in the development of their goals within the context of a meaningful relationship with God, others, and self, we challenge them to responsible stewardship in the world. With Christ as our model, the school accomplishes this challenge through the dedication of a professional staff who educate the students by implementing innovative and competitive methodologies.

School Philosophy

Archbishop John Carroll High School, a co-educational academic community in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, dedicates itself to the living of the gospel within the Catholic tradition. We endeavor to continue and to enhance the formative role of both parents and parish by creating an authentically Christian environment. Our students come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and we strive to achieve mutual respect among all members of this faith community. We demonstrate that “Carroll Cares” by the personalized attention we give to every student. Educating the whole person, we guide each student in developing a meaningful relationship with God and all people. We challenge them to responsible service in the world beyond the school.

Aware of the global need for morally discerning and technically competent leaders, our academic program emphasizes a value-centered approach to critical thinking and decision-making. Our broad-based curriculum is adapted to the students’ varying levels of intellectual capability. We urge our students to be academically accountable while participating in a full array of athletics and extra-curricular activities. We hope to instill in our students the lifelong necessity of personal faith, scholastic achievement and social involvement. With Christ as our model, we, the Archbishop John Carroll community, commit ourselves to a better America through lives of personal integrity and generous service.


One of the youngest of the high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, our school honors the name of Archbishop John Carroll, the first American bishop. As a man of piety, patriotism, and great intellect, Archbishop Carroll promoted spiritual and cultural growth in our nation during a critical and formative period (1776-1815) in American history.

Archbishop John Carroll High School was founded in 1967 as one of more than 22 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Originally built and operated as two separate schools (a high school for boys, and a high school for girls), Carroll became a co-educational school in September of 1986 when the two merged as one. In 1993, open enrollment in the archdiocesan schools enabled the Carroll community to embrace an even larger and more diverse area of the diocese, opening its doors to students from Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, and Philadelphia counties, representing more than 75 archdiocesan parishes and communities.

For 50 years, the Carroll community has been an integral part of the mission of the Church of Philadelphia. A dedicated and professional staff of archdiocesan priests, sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart, Sisters of St. Joseph, lay women and men devote countless hours and energy to the ongoing mission of Catholic education.


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