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The John Carroll School
703 Churchville Road


United States
Coordinates39°32′20″N 76°19′59″W / 39.53889°N 76.33306°W / 39.53889; -76.33306Coordinates: 39°32′20″N 76°19′59″W / 39.53889°N 76.33306°W / 39.53889; -76.33306
TypePrivate, college preparatory
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 9, 1964
PresidentSteve DiBiagio
PrincipalCarl Patton
Color(s)   Black & gold
PublicationPinnacle (literary magazine)
NewspaperThe Patriot[1]
Endowment$13.32 Million[2]

The John Carroll School Inc., established in 1964 and incorporated in 1971,[3] is a private Catholic school for grades 9–12. It is located in Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland, United States in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.


In the early 1960s Lawrence Shehan decided to build an Archdiocesan Catholic high school on an 87-acre (350,000 m2) site in Bel Air. The John Carroll School opened to 202 freshmen on September 9, 1964, under the leadership of Raymond Wanner. From its earliest days, the school was run by clergy, religious, and laity.

The school is named after John Theodore Carroll, the first Catholic bishop and archbishop in the United States, serving as the ordinary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.[4][better source needed]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "The Patriot". The Patriot.
  2. ^ "The John Carroll School Inc". Dun & Bradstreet.
  3. ^ "The John Carroll School Inc". Dun & Bradstreet.
  4. ^ "History". John Carroll School - Bel Air, Maryland.