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School Profile

Archbishop Carroll is a Catholic school run by the Archdiocese of Washington. As our patron saint, St. Augustine, says, “our hearts are restless until they rest in You, O Lord,” and our faith formation of students focuses on the prayer, scripture and knowledge that can provide unique comfort to students. Our students also engage in works of study, service and social justice that manifest our call to bring about the Kingdom of God. 

College Preparatory 

At least 98% of our graduates are accepted into institutions of higher education —105 institutions among the graduates of the Class of 2016. Recent graduates have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship, National Achievement Scholarship and National Hispanic Scholarship Programs as well as the Horatio Alger Association.

 Colleges and universities that have accepted Archbishop Carroll graduates in recent years include: 


Georgia Institute of Tech.

Penn State

Boise State

George Mason


Boston College


Seton Hill

Bowie State





U. of Maryland

Clark Atlanta


U. of North Carolina



U. of Virginia



Virginia Commonwealth

Delaware State

Morgan State

Virginia Tech

Florida Memorial

Mt. St. Mary’s

West Virginia


North Carolina A & T



The Class of 2016’s average college scholarship awards totaled $52,000 per student. 

International Baccalaureate 

Archbishop Carroll offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which like A.P. provides students an opportunity to earn college credit for work they do in high school. More profoundly, I.B. provides students rigorous college preparation based on international standards, an emphasis on curiosity, initiative and problem-solving, and a global perspective. For more information on I.B., go to www.ibo.org.

Research-Based Pedagogy 

Archbishop Carroll teachers collaborate on over forty hours of professional development in best practices each year, with a focus on adopting those learning strategies with a proven basis for success. Our teachers use highly engaging practices, including:

* Cooperative learning structures, with a focus on social skill development, mutual growth, and individual accountability;

* Developmental designs school climate strategies, which emphasize the growth of responsible independence and positive community;

* Instructional technology, including the Course Director learning management system, that facilitates accountability and differentiation. 

Fast Facts: 

Enrollment: 385
Teacher-Student Ratio: 11:1
Zip Codes Represented: 60
Feeder Schools: 63
Nationalities Represented: 36 

Accrediting Agencies: AdvancEd and the International Baccalaureate Organization