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Mission and Beliefs

Archbishop Carroll High School is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational school that welcomes young people and empowers them in an academically rigorous, diverse, and supportive learning environment. Our community works daily to think critically, creatively, and morally so that we can serve God with purpose. 

To be part of the Carroll community is to receive a call to know, love, and serve God and each other. So we strive to:

Know God through

* enriching our understanding of God and the Catholic faith
* exploring the wonder of his creation in each school subject and activity
* learning those skills needed to make God's kingdom more present in our world

Love God through

* finding joy in community at Carroll and in our city, our nation and our world

Serve God through

* acting in solidarity with those in need
* engaging in acts of charity
* working for justice at Carroll and in our city, our nation and our world

We are a Catholic school. We believe that each of us is called to be transformed by the saving power of Christ.


   * All students, teachers, staff, administration and parents are expected to embrace the Gospel values of honoring the dignity of all persons and working daily toward the common good.

   * We welcome students of all faiths.


   * We exist to promote enthusiasm for the Catholic faith.


   * All community members are expected to appreciate Catholic forms of prayer and worship.  


We believe that thinking critically, creatively, and morally enables us to serve God and live with purpose.


   * We are a college preparatory school because that curriculum best honors our students’ God-given intellects.


   * We also help students develop habits of work and thought that enable them to become independent adults who work for the common good.


   * The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile informs the habits of mind we promote for all students. 



We believe that all members of the Archbishop Carroll community will hold themselves accountable for their responsibilities to themselves and each other.

Students accept responsibility for:


* Learning


* Acting ethically


* Supporting each other


Faculty accept responsibility for:


* Teaching students the content and skills they need to excel in college and beyond


      * Modeling ethical and charitable behavior


      * Learning and implementing best teaching practices


Staff and Administration accept responsibility for:


      * Advancing the institution spiritually and operationally

* Sustaining excellence by having good teachers, high standards and accountability measures


      * Developing and maintaining a diverse learning community


      * Maintaining effective oversight


      * Keeping Carroll financially sustainable and affordable


Parents accept responsibility for:


* Modeling ethical, charitable behavior

* Financially, academically, and emotionally supporting their own child’s education and promoting its value

* Collaborating pro-actively with teachers and administration

* Actively participating in the Parents' Association or other Carroll endeavors 



Our daily quest for community is anchored in the virtues of temperance, charity, and faith.


* Virtue can and must be cultivated in teens, who are called to virtue at all times, whether in school or out.


* Teachers must model the virtues we call on students to exercise.


* Community collaboration can make virtue easier for all individuals to embrace.