Archbishop Curley High School

Archbishop Curley High School, a Roman Catholic college preparatory school rooted in the Franciscan tradition, develops great men.
With the support of the entire Archbishop Curley Family, each Curley Man is challenged to reach his maximum academic and personal potential in a safe and nurturing environment leading him to be a man of faith, character, discipline and service to others.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 537 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,425
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 17
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Archbishop Curley High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
537 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Archbishop Curley High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American History, Biology, Calculus, Environmental Science, Government, Literature, Physics, Spanish, Studio Art
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Shirt and Tie

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 17
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Demonya Womack
Admissions Associate
Gina Petr
Endowment Size
$4 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
38 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Biology Club, Black Student Union, Board Game Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Homework Club, It’s Academic Team, Literary Magazine, Live Streaming Club, Math National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Model UN, NHS, Outdoor Club, Photography Club, Ping Pong Club, Praise Band, Robotics Club, School Ambassadors, School Newspaper, Service Club, SGA, Spanish National Honor Society, Spanish NHS, Stock Market Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Video Game Club, Yearbook, Youth Ministry

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Concert Band, Drama Club, Drumline, Handbell Chorus, Jazz Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports Program, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • Archbishop Curley High School was founded as a college preparatory school under the leadership and direction of the late Archbishop Francis P. Keough in 1960, becoming the first of the archdiocesan high schools built in that decade. Designed by local architect Edward H. Glidden in what is now known as Mid-Century Style, the school was built on a thirty-three acre site on the northeast edge of the City of Baltimore. It was then the most densely Catholic part of Baltimore, with thousands of students in the many nearby parochial schools. The school is dedicated to Archbishop Michael J. Curley (1879-1947) who served as the tenth Archbishop of Baltimore from 1921-1947. The school is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and AdvancedED. Archbishop Curley High School opened its doors in September 1961 to a pioneer freshman class of 420. It was formally dedicated on April 17, 1962, by Lawrence Cardinal Shehan, the twelfth archbishop. Since its first graduating class in 1965 over 8000 graduates have received their diplomas.The main three-story building still contains classrooms, science labs, administrative and guidance offices, while the attached wings have been modified over the years to accommodate new purposes. The chapel was renewed after the liturgical changes of Vatican II. The friary, the residence of the Franciscan Friars, was moved to one part of the original building, while the remainder became advancement offices, meeting space and the Library/Digital Media Center. The renovated auditorium was incorporated into the Holthaus Center for the Arts, new construction in 2010. The Student Dining Room and Fr. Julian Gymnasium continue as designed, while the final original wing of the school, first classrooms and then the library, now houses a fitness center and wrestling room.The extensive grounds provide for ample parking and athletic facilities. The Curley Bowl features a synthetic turf field for football, soccer and lacrosse surrounded by a track. Other facilities include a baseball diamond, tennis courts, additional soccer field, and practice fields.Curley`s golden anniversary was celebrated in 2010-11 with special events throughout the year. A history of Curley was written by Fr. Timothy Kulbicki, OFM Conv. `76 entitled Proudly Do We Hail Thee. The first graduates, the Class of 1965, celebrated their 50th reunion in May 2015 becoming the first "Golden Friars."Today Archbishop Curley High School serves students from the entire metropolitan area, namely Baltimore City and the surrounding counties. The student body comes from some 60 middle schools and 80 zip codes, choosing Curley, the only Franciscan high school for young men in Maryland, for its moderate size and family spirit, and for being a school "where brotherhood begins." It was the first 1:1 iPad Catholic high school for young men in the area, with a premier arts program, 14 varsity sports, and a recognized college counseling program. With 100% of the Class of 2016 accepted to college, 70% of the 2016 graduates are attending 4-year colleges, earning more than $10 million in aid.The general operation and management of Archbishop Curley High School falls under the auspices of the School Board established by the Archbishop of Baltimore. The School Board has continued to entrust the administration of the school to the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province who have staffed the school since its inception. Dedicated laity now comprise the majority of faculty and staff, having embraced the Franciscan goals of education, and working to develop the whole person in both the classroom and co-curricular activities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Archbishop Curley High School cost?
Archbishop Curley High School's tuition is approximately $16,425 for private students.
What sports does Archbishop Curley High School offer?
Archbishop Curley High School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Archbishop Curley High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for most sports offered.
What is Archbishop Curley High School's ranking?
Archbishop Curley High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Archbishop Curley High School?
The application deadline for Archbishop Curley High School is Dec. 17.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 537 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,425
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 17
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Baltimore, MD is $11,597 for elementary schools and $16,904 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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