December 20, 2017
Sounds of the season
Archbishop Carroll’s Mixed Select Concert Choir participated in the North Wales Borough’s “A Soldier’s Christmas” on Dec. 3, at Weingartner Park.

The event featured soldiers dressed in military uniforms from different eras. Several choirs performed, with Carroll the headlining choir.
New Year's Eve concert

Archbishop Carroll's Honors Choir will join some professional world renown choirs at the Kimmel Center this year on New Year’s Eve (Sunday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m.)

Buy tickets before they sell out. Please support our tremendous ensemble as we step up our Music Department, performing in the best performance venue in the state. Congrats Carroll Honors and Mixed Select Concert Choir!

Important Busing Information:

The following school districts will NOT be bussing HOME on Friday, Dec. 22 (10:30 a.m. dismissal):

  • Great Valley
  • Methacton
  • Radnor
  • Springford
We now have a single, online calendar that contains all Carroll events, including:

  • Religious
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Athletics

The calendar can be found on the Carroll home page ( )
Carroll celebrates three Eagle Scouts
Dedication and hard work paid off for three members of the Carroll Class of 2019, who received the Boy Scouts of America rank of Eagle Scout on Nov. 11.

Pictured with Carroll president Francis Fox '77, from left to right, are Chris Petko, John Bushner and Griffin Stout, all members of Scout Troop 117, which has been serving scouts from the Whitpain, Plymouth, Whitemarsh, and Conshohocken areas since 1958. 

Eagle Scouts are required to live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their daily, lives and earn 21 merit badges
Three Carroll volleyball players named to All-State Team

Congratulations to (left to right) Gina Custer ‘18, Paige Monastero ’20 and Morgan Silks ‘18, named to the 4A All State Volleyball Team.
Carroll Hockey Team skates for others
Carroll hockey players hit the ice for the St. Katherine Day School Annual Ice Hockey Skate.  

Janet Harrell posted to the Carroll Facebook page: "It was a great start to the holiday, to see Kevin and his teammates make everybody feel special and be part of there team!"

Thomas FitzPatrick ’20 (with the ball) was selected from the entire state of Pennsylvania as one of the top players to represent RugbyPA. Thomas plays for the Blackthorn Rugby High School Football Club which plays out of Horsham at College Settlement.

Thomas plays the Flyhalf position.

Blackthorn is a club team but plays high school teams from Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. 
Second Quarter Progress Reports

As you are aware, all our Progress Reports are now online through GradeConnect. You can see all the comments from each of your child’s teachers as well as discipline and attendance on GradeConnect.

We do not print out Progress Reports in an effort to become a paperless community. Please log on to your child’s GradeConnect to see their progress.

As of Dec. 19, all comments from teachers are up to date. If you have any concerns please contact the individual teacher via email or telephone.

Thank you for all you do and blessings for a wonderful Christmas!

Office of Academic Affairs
2018 Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund Scholarship
The Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund Scholarship Program is available to high school seniors residing in the Philadelphia area who intend to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution beginning in Fall 2018. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need. To apply go to . Deadline to apply is March 29, 2018.

The Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship is being offered to rising juniors and seniors
The Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship is being offered to rising juniors and seniors who are involved in their school community, have financial need, and a written recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Two, $2,000 scholarships will be awarded and one secondary $500 for the 2018-2019 academic year. If qualified, stop by Guidance for more information. All required materials for the scholarship application must be submitted prior to March 2, 2018.

STEM Scholarship Opportunity at Gettysburg College
With a generous grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gettysburg College is offering a STEM scholarship program for students interested in STEM fields (Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics). STEM Scholars will have their full demonstrated financial need met for all four years with no loans. Students must demonstrate financial need through FAFSA, be enrolled as a full-time student and intend to major in one of the STEM fields. To apply go to  Deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2018.
#Carroll22 scholarships awarded

Mary Finley from St. Katherine School in Wayne received a surprise visit to receive her Carroll scholarship.

It’s not every day the president of Archbishop John Carroll High School and the Patriot school mascot show up at a students’ doorstep, but that’s exactly what happened Dec. 8, when Francis E. Fox ’77, led a team from Carroll Admissions to personally award scholarships to eighth graders who will be enrolling at the school in September 2018. Read more
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) at Carroll ensures that students experiencing barriers to learning are identified and linked to appropriate supportive services in the school and community. SAP is a voluntary & non-disciplinary program.

One of the ways that SAP can support your child is through psycho-educational support groups. Groups such as grief and loss, stress management, dealing with divorce, resiliency skills and anger management, provide students with a safe space to learn and practice coping skills in a confidential setting with peers while also educating them with the tools necessary to thrive despite their challenges.

Groups typically run one class period per week for eight to 10 weeks. All groups all facilitated by Marguerite DiMattia, the SAP Liaison from Caron Treatment Centers.

For more information about Carroll’s Student Assistance Program (AFFIRM), please contact Ms. DiMattia at
Update School Records 

Parents/Guardians, please remember to keep the school informed of any changes to contact addresses and phone numbers as soon as possible. This should be done in writing to the attention of the Academic Affairs Office. Keeping us updated ensures you receive important mailings and phone calls throughout the year. Thank you!
As 2017 comes to a close, we are filled with gratitude to all the members of the Carroll community for your support.

Year-end is an especially important time for charitable contributions. If you have not yet made a year-end, tax-deductible donation to Carroll, or if you are able to make an additional gift, please show your support by making a donation to the Carroll Fund today and help us reach our year-end goal.

To make a 2017 donation to Archbishop Carroll, visit to donate by credit card online. Checks can be made payable to Archbishop Carroll High School, postmarked by Dec. 31, and mailed to:

Archbishop Carroll High School
Attn: Advancement Office
211 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, PA 19087

Thank you for making a difference for our school and for all our students.
#WhereSuccessBegins #CARROLL50