Archbishop Carroll High School (Washington, D.C.)

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Archbishop Carroll High School
4300 Harewood Road NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
United States
Coordinates 38°56′24″N 77°00′11″W / 38.940°N 77.003°W / 38.940; -77.003Coordinates: 38°56′24″N 77°00′11″W / 38.940°N 77.003°W / 38.940; -77.003
Type Private, Coeducational, College Preparatory
Motto Pro Deo et Patria; Tolle Lege; Know, Love, Serve
(For God and Country; Take Up and Read; Know, Love, Serve)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic Christian
Established 1951
Authority Archdiocese of Washington (Archidioecesis Vashingtonensis)
President Larry S. Savoy, Jr.
Principal Elena Gilmore
Teaching staff 40.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 396[1] (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 9.8[1]
Color(s) Green and Gold          
Athletics conference Washington Catholic Athletic Conference
Nickname Lions
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]

Archbishop Carroll High School is a private college preparatory, co-educational, Catholic high school located in Washington, D.C. It is owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Washington.


Archbishop Carroll High School opened in 1951 and expressed the vision of the Most Reverend Patrick A. O’Boyle, the first Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, who felt strongly that the Catholic Church should lead by example in the area of integration. Named in honor of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic Archbishop in the United States, the school offered a college preparatory education for young women and men, regardless of race or ethnicity. For its first 40 years, the Augustinian Friars operated Archbishop Carroll and, along with lay faculty, taught students in a values-centered curriculum.

In 1989, the Archdiocese of Washington merged several high schools – Archbishop Carroll, All Saints, Mackin, the Academy of Notre Dame, Regina High School and Holy Spirit – into one school on the Archbishop Carroll site, and, at that point, the school became co-educational. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme was introduced in 2009.[3] Today, Carroll enrolls 385 students, and it remains as the only high school owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Washington.

Archbishop Carroll's current rival (2017-2018) is Bishop McNamara High School.


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  1. ^ a b c "Archbishop Carroll High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  3. ^ "Directory: Archbishop Carroll High School".
  4. ^ "Our Team - Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools". Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  5. ^ "Michael A. Brown". Washington Post. February 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Evans, Judith (March 21, 2000). "Lacrosse Is Catching in City". The Washington Post. p. D8; DeBonis, Mike (September 20, 2013). "Beverley Wheeler, Robert White seek D.C. Council seats". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 21, 2016.

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