Archbishop Spalding High School

  • A Catholic,co-educational high school of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop Spalding High School offers students a comprehensive college-preparatory program with an outstanding variety of co-curricular activities, visual and performing arts programs, and athletics.
  • The curriculum includes 26 Advanced Placment courses, International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way Engineering, and Aquinas Program for students with unique learning styles.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences in the areas of reading and language
Year Founded1966
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1992

Student Body

Total Students1265 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeArchbishop Spalding High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers105 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses24 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced Courses"Pathway to Engineering", American Government - AP, AP Art History, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP MacroEconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Portfolio for 3-D Design, AP Programming in JAVA, Biology - AP, Calculus AB - AP, Calculus BC - AP, Chemistry - AP, Computer Science A (Programming in JAVA), Digital Electronics, Engineering Design & Development, Environmental Science - AP, European History - AP, Forensic Science, French V, IB - Economics, IB - Environmental Systems and Societies, IB - Theory of Knowledge, Introduction to Cybersecurity, Introduction to Engineering Design, Latin - AP, Physics B - AP, Physics C - AP, Principles of Engineering, Psychology - AP, Spanish - AP, Sports Medicine, Statistics - AP, United States History - AP, World History - AP
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Spring/Fall and Winter uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,270
Tuition NotesAdditional fees for books, uniforms, retreat, and Parents' Association
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorThomas E. Miller
Admissions AssociateJennifer Poiter


Total Sports Offered24 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.33 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Bowl Team, Advanced Vocal Ensemble, Art Club, Art Honor Society, Drama, Equestrian Club, French National Honor Society, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Key Club, Latin National Honor Society, Math League, Media Production Team, Mock Trial, Model U.N., National Honor Society, Newspaper, Outdoor Adventure Club, Photography Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Sports Management, Student Government Association, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Tri-M Music National Honor Society, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Alzheimer's awareness, Diversity Club, Fishing Club& Hunting Club, Green/Recycling Club, Literary Magazine

Arts and Music Programs:
Men's Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sailing team

School Notes

  • Archbishop Spalding High School welcomes students from more than 60 Catholic, private, public, and other religious middle schools. Over 99% of Spalding graduates pursue higher education attending all four service academies, Notre Dame, Princeton, Yale, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Wake Forest, Smith, Stanford, Villanova, Berklee, Loyola, Radford, Wake Forest, and many other prestigious colleges and universities. More than 70% of our most recent graduating students were offered more than $23 million in scholarships to college.

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