Dear Archbishop Carroll Community,

The school year is off to a fantastic start with impressive performances by our student-athletes in the classroom, on the playing field and in the community.  

As the new Athletic Director at Carroll, my primary goal is to develop ALL of our students to face the challenges ahead of them while maintaining a strong faith. In continuing the long tradition of academic and athletic excellence at Archbishop Carroll, I am committed to the student as a whole.  

The driving force in my life is my faith in God and the ability to reach out to and relate to students on a level beyond sports. While athletics is a strong vehicle to set and achieve goals, it is not everything. Our students have to be just that – students first. It is important that they know I can offer support in all aspects of their academic, athletic and faith life.  

Before Archbishop Carroll, I attended The Haverford School and played hockey for Providence College. I was drafted, out of high school, by the Montreal Canadians, and upon graduating from Providence, I went on to pursue my dream of playing in the National Hockey League.  

My experience at Providence afforded me the knowledge of the inner workings of athletic programs and how to support student-athletes.  I understand the importance of parent, teacher and alumni involvement in creating and continuing strong support of academic and athletic programs.  

In my previous position, I served as Athletic Director and physical education instructor at Sacred Heart Academy in San Diego, Calif., and was Hockey Director and Head Coach for the La Jolla Jaguars Youth Hockey Organization in La Jolla, Calif.   

I am here to support and grow every one of our students. Whether they are a part of ACTS, the band, or just focus on academics, I care about all of them as people and children of God.  

I have such a tremendous feeling about Archbishop Carroll and the students. The potential for even greater success here at Carroll is enormous. I look forward to working together with everyone to continue to build an athletic program that emphasizes the “student” in our student-athletes.  

Go Patriots!

Brady Kramer
 Athletic Director  

From the Office of Campus Ministry

Sophomore Retreat

On Monday, October 17, the Class of 2019 will participate in their annual retreat at LaSalle University. Students have received an informational letter for their parents/guardians via Theology class and a permission slip which should have been returned to their Theology teacher. Please keep our students in prayer on this day in which we pray they will grow closer to God and those whom He has placed in their lives. Please do not schedule any appointments or family activities for your child on this day as participation is mandatory.

Kairos Retreat

Registration for the March 14-17, 2017 Kairos retreat can be found HERE. A fund to assist those students who are in need of financial help in order to participate in the Kairos experience continues to accept donations. If you would like to sponsor a student (total cost: $280.00) or simply contribute to the fund, please contact Lisa Ritter in the Tuition Office (ext. 136 or

From the Office of Athletics

This Week's Sports Schedule

*Please note that all times are subject to change. Please check the calendar on our website or our profile on DigitalSports for the most up-to-date changes. 

Wednesday, October 12 

3:30pm - Cross Country - PCL 7 Tournament  - Belmont Plateau
3:45pm - Varsity Field Hockey @ Bonner/Prendie  - Archbishop Carroll High School
5:00pm -
JV Field Hockey @ Bonner/Prendi e  - Bonner/Prendergast High School

Thursday, October 13 

3:30pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball @ West Catholic  - West Catholic High School
3:45pm - Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Bonner/Prendie  - GCVSA
3:45pm - Girls JV Soccer vs. Bonner/Prendie  - GCVSA
4:00pm - Girls JV-B Field Hockey @ The Shipley School  - The Shipley School
5:00pm - Girls JV Volleyball @ West Catholic  - West Catholic High School

Friday, October 14 

3:45pm- Boys Varsity Soccer @ Cardinal O'Hara  - Cardinal O'Hara High School
3:45pm - Boys Freshman Soccer vs. St. Joe's Prep  - GCVSA
5:15pm - Boys JV Soccer @ Cardinal O'Hara  - Cardinal O'Hara High School
7 :00pm - Varsity Football @ Archbishop Wood  - William Tennent High School

Saturday, October 15 

1:30pm - Girls Varsity Tennis @ The Hill School  - The Hill School
1:45pm - Girls JV Soccer vs. Haverford HS  - GCVSA
3:15pm - Boys JV Soccer vs. Haverford HS  - GCVSA
6:00pm - Girls Varsity Soccer @ Haverford HS  - Haverford High School
7:30pm - Boys Varsity Soccer @ Haverford HS  - Haverford High School
Monday, October 17 

3:45pm - JV Football vs. Archbishop Wood  - Archbishop Carroll High School
3:45pm - Girls JV Volleyball vs. Strath Haven  - Archbishop Carroll High School

Tuesday, October 18 

5:00pm - Girls JV Volleyball @ St. Huberts  - St. Hubert Catholic High School
6:00pm - Girls Varsity Volleyball @ St. Hubert's  - St. Hubert Catholic High School

Wednesday, October 19 

3:45pm - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Bishop McDevitt  - Archbishop Carroll High School
5:00pm - JV Field Hockey vs. Bishop McDevitt  - Archbishop Carroll High School
From the Office of Student Affairs


This past weekend was one of the most exciting weekends of the school year with our pep rally, homecoming football game, crowning of our king and queen, and our homecoming dance.  Congratulations to Carroll’s 2016 homecoming king, Kevin Downs and to our queen, Julia Fragale! Check out some of our pictures of the weekend events!


Members of the Class of 2017 will receive a copy of the yearbook with their name embossed on the cover as part of the Graduation fee.  

Yearbooks will be on sale for the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 until November 17.  The cost is $85.  Yearbooks purchased after October 21st will cost $90.  The deadline for all sales is November 17. Students can place yearbook orders in The Office of Student Affairs.  No extra copies will be available in June, so please plan accordingly. Click HERE for the order form.

Class Rings and Graduation Products

The assembly for juniors and seniors will be on October 25th. Orders for class rings and graduation products will be due on November 9th during the lunch periods.

Father-Daughter Dance

This special event is scheduled for November 11th at Westover Country Club.  Please save the date! Ticket prices include a sit-down dinner, dessert, beverages, Dj, and dancing.  Gurscik Studios will also be available for photo packages. Please click HERE for the invitation. Reservations are due by November 2.

Powder Puff Football

Save the date!  Our junior and senior ladies will compete in a touch football game during halftime of the varsity football game on October 28.  We hope you will come out and support our cheerleaders, football team, and our powder puff football teams as we begin this new tradition at Carroll!

From the Office of CarrollU

Attention Class of 2017 

Please make sure you adhere to deadlines.  Many Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are forthcoming!  Please allow the Guidance Office 7-10 school days for processing of transcript requests.  Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x171.

College Essay Assistance   

Sr. Marianna Fieo is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week in the Guidance Office to help with college essay and personal statements.  Please stop by the Guidance Office to make an appointment or email Sr. Marianna directly at

SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

  • Test Date: November 5; Registration Deadline: October 7; Late Reg. Deadline: October 25
  • Test Date: December 3*; Registration Deadline: November 3; Late Reg. Deadline: November 22

*Test administration at Carroll
For more information:


The PSATs will be held on Wednesday, October 19th to all freshmen, sophomore and junior students.  The guidance office will be handing out the student guides within the next couple of weeks during English class.  Please contact the Guidance Office or the Office of Academic Affairs if you have any questions.

Upcoming College Presentation

Thursday, 10/13: Neumann University
Friday, 1014: Delaware County Community College, Delaware County Community College (International Students) & Saint Francis University
Monday, 10/17:
Penn State University
& Temple University
Tuesday, 10/18: Lebanon Valley College

  • Students MUST sign up by 6th period the day before the presentation in the Guidance Office in order to be admitted to the presentation the following day.
  • Students MUST inform their teacher prior to the college presentation.
  • Future College Presentations are listed in Naviance.  Click on the “Colleges” tab to see all of the upcoming college visits.

Philadelphia PACCAO Tour 2016

Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers (PACCAO) will be coming to Carroll on Wednesday, November 16th at 11:30 in the west gym.  A list of colleges that are attending are on Carroll’s website.  Please contact the Guidance Office for more details.

From the Parents' Association

Parents' Association Meeting

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 11/14/16 7pm in the Library

Designer Bag Bingo

Designer Bag Bingo is 11/4/16.  We are looking for a new TV,  Ipad, or Kindle to raffle off so if you have one please consider donating it! You can send it in to school care of the Parent’s Association. We also need bottles of wine for our wine baskets. If you can send in a bottle of wine that would be great!.

To purchase tickets for Designer Bag Bingo click HERE.

Scrip Program


Do you grocery shop? For every $100 you spend at ACME or GIANT, you could be saving $4.50 on your tuition. Do you shop at Macy’s? For every $100 you spend at Macy’s, you could save $9.00 off your tuition. That is just a small example of how you can save money.

To save money on your tuition and learn how simple it is, enroll now in Archbishop Carroll’s Scrip Program to save money on your tuition.

Scrip is processed on Thursday mornings at Carroll. For all retailers (grocery or other), Carroll gives 90% of the rebate back to the Parents and the money is credited to your tuition. The 10% is used to keep the program running.

Giant and Acme can be ordered on Thursday and comes home on Friday. Other retailers have a week turnaround. To see all retailers and their rebates offered, go to and enroll in Carroll’s program. Our Enrollment Number is 5F56DE9A823.

We offer three ways to order to meet family’s flexibility. For full instructions go to Carroll’s website, click on tab marked Student Life, then Parent’s Association. Scroll down page on Parent’s Association and you will see Scrip Instructions. Or just email, and we can walk you through the process.
From the Nurse's Office

Flu Vaccine

The time is now to get your Flu Shot. Please consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns. I encourage everyone, who is medically able, to get the Flu Vaccine. For more up to date information click HERE.

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We look forward to seeing our vibrant community in action!