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

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Type  Private, Coeducational
Established  1951
Phone  +1 202-529-0900
Colors  Green, Gold
Religious affiliation(s)  Roman Catholic
Principal  Katy Dunn
Founded  1951
Authority  Archdiocese of Washington
President  Mary Elizabeth Blaufuss
Address  4300 Harewood Rd NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA
Accreditation  Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Similar  Gonzaga College High Sch, DeMatha Catholic High Sch, Archdioc of Washingt, Elizabeth Seton High School, St John's College High Sch

Archbishop Carroll High School is a private, 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/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. 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 is Bishop McNamara High School.

Notable alumni

  • Jeremiah Attaochu, plays football for the San Diego Chargers
  • Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje, played basketball for Georgetown University
  • Michael A. Brown, politician and convicted felon.
  • Marvin Graves, played football for Syracuse University
  • Rich Harrison, music producer
  • Joe Johnson, played football for Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings
  • Eddie Jordan, former National Basketball Association player, head coach
  • Kris Joseph, Boston Celtics basketball player
  • Jevon Langford, defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Edward Malloy, 16th president of the University of Notre Dame
  • Lawrence Moten, played basketball for Syracuse University
  • Martin Puryear, American artist known for his devotion to traditional craft
  • Boyd Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
  • Michael S. Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee
  • John Thompson, Jr., Boston Celtics, Georgetown University basketball coach
  • Robert White, candidate for At-Large seat on the D.C. City Council
  • Jamal Williams, defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers
  • References

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

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