Andrea Dinsmore Meals '87
Mother of Mary Kate '16, Leeanne '18 and Sean '20

"In 1987 when I was a senior at the newly combined, co-ed Carroll, it was in many ways similar to the school it is today. It’s still academically challenging for students who are gifted and work hard. It’s still a fun, social place where teenagers can build life-long friendships. It’s still a showcase for successful athletes. It’s still a popular outlet for those who are talented and interested in the performing arts. It still has a first class art program and numerous activities and clubs. Carroll really has something for everyone. Today, the halls are still filled with laughter and upbeat chatter and it even still smells the same! 

If I were to compare my Carroll experience with my daughter’s, who is a recent graduate of the Class of 2016, the one overwhelming difference I have seen is the introduction of the Kairos Retreat."               

Owner, True & 12

What screams summer more than ice cream and vacation? Meet Davina Goldammer-Utz '98, a Carroll alumnae who turned her passion for ice cream and travel into a successful  ice cream business, True & 12 , in Munich Germany! 

"My husband and I started to study ice cream because it was something we both loved – it’s something that most people love because it reminds you of summer and your childhood! We took classes on ice cream production all throughout Italy, Germany and the US and went years humbly planning our business in our spare time. At some point we just said, 'Ok, if we are going to do this, we need to dive in headfirst.' So we did." 
READ MORE  about Davina's experience at Carroll & beyond! 
  • Friday, September 16 - First Home Football Game vs. LaSalle! Click here to view the full 2016 Football Schedule! 

  • Friday, October 7- Alumni Football Reception before and after the Home Football Game vs. Archbishop Ryan. Join us at 5:00PM for a Pre-Game Reception at the home of School President, Frank Fox '77 followed by a Pre-Game Ceremony with a tribute to Joe McNichol at 6:30PM before the game starts at 7! We're also enjoying post-game festivities back at Frank's house. If you're interested in attending please RSVP here.    

  • Monday, October 10- 10th Annual Archbishop Carroll Golf Outing! Click here for event details and sponsorship opportunities!

  • Saturday, October 29 - Class of 1976 40th Reunion! Details can be found here

With the final days of summer upon us, there are more than 1,000 Patriots preparing to return to the hallowed halls of Archbishop Carroll High School. Alums can relate to the excitement and opportunities that a new school year offers students, faculty, staff and leadership. Many of the programs, activities and widely held traditions have grown and developed throughout the years. As we take a few moments to reminisce about our own experiences at Carroll, consider making a contribution to welcome back our current Patriots and invest in the school’s continued commitment to excellence. Thank you! 
Pen Pal ProgramWe're launching a Pen Pal program to connect alumni with current and prospective students who can relate to your Patriot pride, love (or hate) of the uniform and Mr. Kirsch. Although your Catholic school days are over, we're giving you the rare opportunity to show us your impeccable Catholic school penmanship. Email if you're interested! 

Open Houses - Sunday, October 2, 10:30AM-2PM or Tuesday, October 18, 5:30-8:15PM 

We're seeking alumni of various graduation years who are available to speak to prospective students and families about your experience at Carroll and the opportunities they've enjoyed as a result of their Carroll education, both during high school and beyond. If you're interested in volunteering at an upcoming Open House, please email Nicole Flynn at 


Stephen F. Gambescia '76
Stephen is a professor at the  College of Nursing and Health Professions at  Drexel University. He recently w rote a book, Every child, no matter how many, is special, which is a testimony to the parents who raised families with many children. 

Dan McCusker '12
Dan graduated suma cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Physics. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to further his study in physics at Delft University in the Netherlands beginning in August. He will study there representing the United States for two years working towards a master's degree in Physics.

Stephen Dougherty '12 
Stephen graduated magna cum laude from University of Mississippi with a degree in Audiology. He will pursue his doctorate degree in Audiology at the University of Memphis this August.

Tim Keith '13
Tim, who played as junior attack on The Catholic University of America's men's lacrosse, earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) / Nike All-America honors. 

Corporate & Individual Gifts to ACHS Through BLOCS 

Archbishop Carroll High School is eligible to receive funds designated by corporations and individuals located in Pennsylvania through BLOCS – Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools.
Through both The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs, businesses that are required to pay Pennsylvania taxes may utilize a tax credit for their donation to nonprofit Scholarship or Education Improvement Organizations, including BLOCS.
A one-time donation for K-12 students may earn a 75% tax credit for a one-year commitment or a 90% credit for a two-year commitment. A one-time donation for Pre-K students can result in a 100% tax credit for the first $10,000; and a 90% tax credit for the remainder up to $200,000. Businesses may donate a maximum of $750,000 per year through the EITC & OSTC programs. For more information, please contact Megan Lepore ( ). 
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